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Rider Savannah McCarthy races down Harrison Avenue while skier Mike Fries airs out off the final jump of the Leadville skijoring course during the 68th annual Leadville Ski Joring weekend competition on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Leadville, Colorado. S
Skijoring, which has its origins as a competitive sport in Scandinavia, has been adapted over the years to include a team made up of a rider and skier who must navigate jumps, slalom gates, and the spearing of rings for points. Leadville, with an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), the highest incorporated city in North America, has been hosting skijoring competitions since 1949. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Connolly        (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)
Rider Savannah McCarthy races down Harrison Avenue while skier Mike Fries airs out off the final jump of the Leadville skijoring course during the 68th annual Leadville Ski Joring weekend competition on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in Leadville, Colorado. S
Skijoring, which has its origins as a competitive sport in Scandinavia, has been adapted over the years to include a team made up of a rider and skier who must navigate jumps, slalom gates, and the spearing of rings for points. Leadville, with an elevation of 10,152 feet (3,094 m), the highest incorporated city in North America, has been hosting skijoring competitions since 1949. / AFP PHOTO / Jason Connolly        (Photo credit should read JASON CONNOLLY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Skijoring: One of the wildest sports around

​​Skijoring is​ a wild combined sport involving elements of skiing and horse riding. Skiers hold on to ropes and are dragged by horses through courses.

Skijoring: One of the wildest sports around

​​Skijoring is​ a wild combined sport involving elements of skiing and horse riding. Skiers hold on to ropes and are dragged by horses through courses.