A good steed and good skis

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A good steed and good skis

Silverton’s skijoring combines winter sport with a good horse race
SARAH FRIEDMAN/Herald
Jason Dahl takes the second jump in Sunday’s skijoring competition in Silverton. He is being pulled by Dana Stiles, who is riding Merlin. Most of the skiers finished the course in fewer than 30 seconds.
William James rides Tanner and tows Greg Dahl at the skijoring competition. Tanner lost a shoe at the end of the race. According to the riders, some of the horses ran about 40 mph.
SARAH FRIEDMAN/Herald
In skijoring, the skier must complete three jumps, gather rings, and slalom ski between gates. It started during Durango’s Snowdown, but was later moved to Silverton’s Snowscape celebration because of the town’s more consistent snow. Also, the town is able to shut down a large street for the races. The team is graded on how many rings the skier can collect, how fast they go. Ems Rapp rides Champ and tows Marc Snider.

A good steed and good skis

SARAH FRIEDMAN/Herald
Jason Dahl takes the second jump in Sunday’s skijoring competition in Silverton. He is being pulled by Dana Stiles, who is riding Merlin. Most of the skiers finished the course in fewer than 30 seconds.
William James rides Tanner and tows Greg Dahl at the skijoring competition. Tanner lost a shoe at the end of the race. According to the riders, some of the horses ran about 40 mph.
SARAH FRIEDMAN/Herald
In skijoring, the skier must complete three jumps, gather rings, and slalom ski between gates. It started during Durango’s Snowdown, but was later moved to Silverton’s Snowscape celebration because of the town’s more consistent snow. Also, the town is able to shut down a large street for the races. The team is graded on how many rings the skier can collect, how fast they go. Ems Rapp rides Champ and tows Marc Snider.
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