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November 18, 2018

Our skijoring community just lost a precious man.

Early this morning,
Jared Sare
of Pinedale, Wyoming

succumbed to fatal injuries as the result of an automobile accident.

Jared routinely participated in Pinedale Winter Carnival's Skijoring Event
with his little girl, Evelyn, now age 6.
Jared loved his daughter, Wyoming, and being a cowboy.  
He worked as a veterinarian at Western Skies.  
He listened to the songs of Chris and Ned LeDoux, Corb Lund, Jared Rogerson and Ian Tyson, to name a few, on Clear Out West or C.O.W. Radio 
which, along with his signature mustache, wooly chaps and vintage sweaters reflected his upbeat, positive and unique approach to life.

We extend our sincerest sympathies to the Sare Family 
at this most difficult time and pray for little Evelyn to find strength.

John and Kelli Hyde, Kate Dahl, Lenny and Ozzie Hay,
Lisanne Fear, Kyle Chrisman and Nick Nichols
all knew Jared through skijoring and are mourning this tragic and sudden loss.

Please take a moment to send these members of our skijor community
your prayers, your love and your support.

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Skijor USA's Team continues to grow.

Josh Abbott

of Gallatin Gateway, Montana
will be joining our Skijor USA Advisory Committee

Josh serves on the organizing committee for
the Gallatin Valley Skijoring event in Bozeman, Montana
which benefited Eagle Mount, a non-profit providing recreational opportunities for people with disabilities.
During bow and gun season, Josh is an outfitter in Southwestern Montana 
and is engaged to marry Amanda Sandau in July 2019.

Josh competes as an Open rider on his horse,
whose papered name is Hunka Burnin' Love.

In 2018, Josh finished in the top 10 pulling skiers
Colin Cook, Bruce Stott, RJ Klotz, Toby McIntosh and Mike Fries
in Ridgway, Leadville, Whitefish, Red Lodge and Kalispell.
He had the winning time of 16.89 with Mike Fries in Leadville on Saturday, March 3rd and ran a 16.74 on Sunday, but penalties were assessed.

Below is one of Josh's favorite quotations
which reflects why we know Josh will be a great addition to our SJUSA Team
and work well with Dana, Bruce, Clay and Jerry.
 It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or how the doer of deeds might have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiams, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause...and who...if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
-Theodore Roosevelt

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Skijoring has been getting attention in the media (again!)

Sunset Magazine recently called skijoring
"The Trending Snowsport To Try This Winter"



On November 11, 2018, Robb Report
says "Move over skiing and sledding" and calls skijoring
"The New Way to Shred"


Ted Slathar's Canterbury Park Skijoring Event
will be featured in the December issue of
Horse Illustrated
which should be available online and in stores shortly!

Nina Galicheva and Loren Zhimanskova
are collaborating on another story for
"We Ride"
Stay tuned for more!

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On Sunday, December 2nd, Erik Petersen's short film,

"The Ride",

will be shown at Equus Film Festival in New York City.
It just made an appearance at the Banff Film Festival and will also be 
featured in Outside Magazine's online edition
as well as in Big Sky Magazine's Winter Edition.


"A  Few Steps Further"

is Erik's latest film which was released in mid-October and
tells the story of Kevin Davis from Livingston, Montana,
who overcame obstacles to pursue his passion for running and hunting.

Link to the Official Trailer
Link to Film Excerpts

Go Erik!

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Our Skijor USA Team
continues to work hard on securing sponsorships
at regional and national levels.
We will be making announcements shortly once agreements are in place.

Congratulations to SJUSA races on their successful efforts to raise money!
You provide the building blocks for our larger vision for the future.

We appreciate your patience and support.

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Tuesday, November 20th, Corporate Council Meeting
Monday, November 26th Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, November 27th, Organizers' Summit
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Your Team at Skijor USA
Mark, Levi, Loren, Dana, Bruce, Clay, Jerry and Josh
Your SJUSA Member Race Delegates

Photos courtesy of
Nina Galicheva & Jared Sare