We, Skijor USA, an Alliance, are united as a community to promote our individual events, while at the same time, contributing to the visibility of our sister races, such that we raise the awareness, popularity, integrity and safety of our sport.  

We recognize that the success of each race will contribute to the overall growth of skijoring, thus promoting the growth of the sport and individual events, over time.  The Alliance will represent the interests and concerns of of riders, skiers, horses and organizers in their entirety.  Everyone will have a voice and the playing field will be equal, consistent and fair.

We will provide a viable platform through which we, as an official body overseeing the sport, will facilitate and support events that are devoid of politics and managed locally. We will ensure that riders, skiers and our “silent equine athletes” are given the best opportunity to perform at their highest level, on the safest courses, and in a fair and sportsmanlike environment.  

An “alliance” is not an ”elite” body which dictates and governs by the few.  An “alliance” is a broad and active community of people which does not require “membership” rather, it advocates participation.  It thrives on fighting for the common good and seeking common ground.

By forming a national alliance, open and accessible to all organizers and competitors, past, present and future, our focus is on accountability and consistency, thus building a healthy and sustainable environment of trust and camaraderie in which equine skijoring can flourish. 



Core Values:



Our purpose is to lead skijoring through its next evolutionary phase and create a positive wave of change necessitated by our continued growth.  We believe the current climate is inconsistent, lacks transparency and is failing the skijoring community, so we are offering an alternate structure and vision for the future..  As a community, we need a healthy environment in which to grow and expand, and a body that is event-centric, well structured, firm in their leadership role and non-prejudicial, yet innovative in its approach. 



Fee: $500.00


Fee: $100.00


Qualifying Races:  

  • will share in revenue raised through national and regional sponsorships
  • will be able to award championship points to eligible competitors

  • will belong to a regional race circuit that may bring regional sponsors

  • will have a Course Regulator assigned to their venue to offer advice

  • will have the ability for their delegates to vote on issues which arise

  • will have a centralized registration process and competitor data base

  • will have a professional photographer and/or videographer at their race

Both Qualifying Races & Associate Races:

  • will be promoted on SJUSA’s website and social media pages
  • will have access to event insurance program through a central provider

  • will have access to equipment for loan or purchase at a discount

  • will be able to request help from SJUSA for specific needs

  • will enjoy the status of being affiliated with a national sporting association



Scroll down to see the benefits of joining our Skijor Alliance.  For races we offer two levels, Qualifying and Associate.  Competitors can elect to earn points in regional races which may enable them to participate in a year-end National Championship.  


What does it Cost?

Qualifying Race: $500

Associate Race: $100

Points Competitor: $50