Join us this winter as Rebecca Farm hosts its first skijoring competition on December 30 and December 31! This year’s purse will total up to $25,000, dependent upon funds raised via sponsorships. A portion of the proceeds from this year’s competition will be donated to Halt Cancer at X, an initiative created by Sarah Broussard that raises funds for breast cancer research and Flathead Valley support services.
Competitor Division and Competition Criteria
- PROFESSIONAL/OPEN CLASS (Pro) Teams are considered to be the highest skilled competitors with the fastest horses. A team consists of horse, rider and skier.
- SPORT CLASS (Amateur) Teams are considered to be intermediate level skill participants riding horses that may not be fast enough to be in the Pro/Open Class. A team consists of horse, rider and skier.
- NOVICE/EXHIBITION CLASS (Beginners) Teams are considered to be, new to the sport, beginning level competitors riding horses that may not have speed enough to be competitive in the Pro/Open or the Sport Class.
Skijoring Rules and Regulations: Click HERE
Registration Both online and on-site registration will be offered for Skijoring at Rebecca Farm 2018. Online registration prior to the event is encouraged to reserve your spots. Registrations for this event are limited to a total of 100 teams and priority will be given to competitors registered in advance.
Whether registering on-line or on-site, competitors will need to attend Friday’s Team Registration on December 29 to submit signed waivers and profiles for the announcer. Competitors will also receive team numbers, goody bags and drive on passes for the competition that evening. PDF forms will be available on the on-line sign-up site so they can be filled out in advance.
- Open Division: $100/person
- Sport Division: $75/person
- Novice Division: $50/person
- Costume Division: $50/person
Use this link to preregister as a competitor, to print entry forms and/or to make reservations for stabling at Rebecca Farm.
Looking for a skijoring teammate? Request access to our Facebook group and connect with others who want to team up. Click HERE to get started.
Will there be a junior competitor category? There will not be a junior competitor category but all ages are welcome to compete. Those under the age of 18 must wear a helmet and have a parent/guardian's written permission to participate.
Accommodations Skijoring at Rebecca Farm? Check out the special hotel rates available to competitors: http://www.discoverkalispell.com/packages-listing/?type=skijoring-championships. For a complete listing of lodging available in Kalispell please visit http://www.discoverkalispell.com/lodging-page/lodging-kalispell
Derived from the Norwegian word skikjøring meaning “ski driving,” skijoring is a winter sport that combines skiing and horseback riding. The sport consists of a horse pulling a skier through an obstacle course, all while hitting jumps that range in size from three feet to nine feet high. Competitors are judged based on how long it takes for them to run the track, which stretches approximately 850 feet from start to finish.
Additional information, along with an official schedule and information on admission, will be released at a later date.
Facility Set on 640 picturesque acres just two miles west of Kalispell, Rebecca Farm provides the perfect location for spectators to enjoy our winter skijoring festivities. Designed to accommodate large sporting events, Rebecca Farm offers ample parking and outstanding vantage points from which spectators can take in all the excitement. Transportation assistance will be available for those who require assistance from the parking lot to the venue.
To learn more about skijoring, visit Skijoring America at http://www.skijoringamerica.com/.
$5 per person, kids 12 and under free. Free parking on site.
From US 93 South: Take Hwy 93 bypass North. At end, turn left. At flashing light, turn right (W. Springcreek Rd.) At end, merge onto Farm to Market Rd. In 1 mile, continue straight onto W. Springcreek Rd. (Farm to Market will bend to the left), At the T, turn left. Immediately, turn right back onto W. Springcreek Rd.
From US 93 North: Turn right onto West Reserve Drive. Follow to end. Turn right onto West Reserve Drive. Go straight through round-a-bout. Continue 1 mile and turn left onto West Springcreek Rd. Competition will be 3/4 mile on right.
From US 2: Turn west onto West Reserve Drive. Follow to end. Turn right onto West Reserve Drive. Go straight through round-a-bout. Continue 1 mile and turn left onto West Springcreek Rd. Competition will be 3/4 mile on right.
Food and Beverage Concessions will be On-Site.
Schedule & Venues:
Friday, Dec 29th: Team Registration, 6-9pm, at Brannigan’s Pub (2nd floor), 101 E. Center Street, Kalispell
Saturday, Dec 30th: Race Competition, First Go: 11am-4pm, at Rebecca Farm, 1010 W. Springcreek Rd Kalispell
Calcutta Party, 7-10pm, at Rivals Bar, 1250 US Hwy 2 W, Kalispell
Sunday, Dec 31st: Race Competition, Second Go: 11am-4pm, at Rebecca Farm, 1010 W. Springcreek Rd, Kalispell
Awards: Sunday afternoon following competition, at Rebecca Farm
Volunteers are the lifeblood of community events hosted by Rebecca Farm. We welcome you to join the team by volunteering for Skijoring at Rebecca Farm. Volunteer positions are available on both Saturday, December 30 and Sunday, December 31 and anyone over the age of sixteen is welcome to participate. Knowledge of skijoring and horses is not required to participate. To request further information about volunteering or to sign up, please email Skijoring at Rebecca Farm’s volunteer coordinator, Heidi Diegel at email@example.com.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who have partnered with us to bring Skijoring to Rebecca Farm. For more information on becoming a sponsor, click the forms below.
Signs Now, Kalispell
The Lund Family
Thank you to the following businesses for donating items to the competitor goody bags.
Montana Emu Ranch Co.
Montana Coffee Traders
Competitor & Stabling Director, Sarah Broussard
Press Inquiries, Courtenay Sprunger
Sponsorship Inquiries, Marcia Spano