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A Race Like No Other

Sarah Freeman discovers a heart-racing and horse-powered adventure in Montana


“Events like this are what Montana towns thrive on,” says Tom Finley. “…you need to come see it because you will not believe it.”

In the video Where the Mountains Meet the Prairie, avid skier Sarah Freeman finds her next adventure in Big Sky Country with skijoring, a fast-paced sport in which horses pull skiers through a challenging course filled with jumps and turns. Competing in the National Skijoring Finals in Red Lodge, Freeman and cowboy, Tom Finley, take their skills to the next level.

“Skijoring is where the mountain people meet the prairie people,” says Sarah.

Nestled in the Beartooth Mountains near Yellowstone National Park, Red Lodge attracts winter travelers and skijoring enthusiasts from across the world. As the host of the National Skijoring Finals since 1986, this Montana town is the perfect destination to see a unique and unforgettable winter event with its extraordinary views and Western-style hospitality. Skijoring is just one of the adventures visitors can experience in Big Sky Country as their #MontanaMoment.

“Montana, that’s the best of both worlds,” says Sarah.

In addition to the 2018 National Skijoring Finals at Red Lodge in March, Whitefish will be hosting the World Invitational Skijoring competition for the 15th year at their annual Winter Carnival event in January.

Freeman’s story highlights one of many remarkable adventures visitors will encounter on a winter trip to Montana. To find a skijoring event, check out the skijoring page, or find the perfect mix between glide and gallop at the skiing and sleigh ride pages.

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