Racers will compete at the Buck Springs Race Track, just east of Saratoga, WY. The general race track layout will include 3 jumps for skiers, with slalom gates between the jumps. Between 4 & 9 ring stands with Leadville sized rings will also be incorporated into the track design. Much of the track design depends on snow and weather conditions prior to the race. Track length will be approx 700' long and be situated on our chariot race track. The straight track will feature horse and rider running on a prepared dirt surface with skier offset to the right of the rider on a snow ski course. Each team will be allowed to run twice per day. There are three divisions, novice, sport and open. Pairing priority will be prioritized as follows: Preference will be given to registrants who signed up as a paired team. Registrants who signed up individually will be matched at the sole discretion of the Race Director. All registration will be on a first register / first participate basis. The Saratoga Skijoring Committee reserve the right to limit the number of participants as they see fit to host a manageable, timely and safe event.
To determine the final time, each team's best first day time will be added to each teams fastest second day time, each missed gates will result in a 5 second penalty. Each missed ring will result in a 1 second penalty. The combined times will be ranked fastest to slowest to determine final team placement. Each division will payout the top 5 teams. Payout schedule can be found here and will be currant and up-to-date 2 weeks prior to the event. The Race Organizing Committee reserves the right to adjust the payout schedule to accommodate the division demand.
Saratoga Skijoring Races- Official Rules and Regulations