Minturn ski joring postponed until Feb. 25-26
MINTURN, Colorado – You’ll have to wait until next month to go ski joring in Minturn.
This year’s Rocky Mountain Ski Joring event has been postponed from this weekend until Feb. 25-26, event coordinators said.
The sparse snowfall forced the event to be pushed back.
“Everything else remains the same,” said Rose Bearden, who’s helping put the event together.
Registration is still from 8-10 a.m. at the Turntable restaurant, both days. Entry fees are still $35.
A kids event starts at 10 a.m. and the kids will be pulled by snowmobiles, unless one of equestrians want to warm up their horses.
Ski joring works like this. Skiers hold a rope with one hand and a wand in the other. As the horse careens up the street through the snow – and there will be snow in February – the skier is pulled along at speeds that bring into question his or her sense of self preservation.
The skier weaves back and forth across the street like you would if you were on a wakeboard or water skis, using the wand to grab rings like you were jousting, all while flying over jumps.
They repeat this at least twice, because it’s fun.
The Minturn ski joring event is a benefit for the Shaw Regional Cancer Center.
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Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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