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Skiing with horsesSt Moritz, Switerland

Some activities are best left to the experts, and being dragged behind a bolting horse is one of them. Skijoring is kind of like harness racing, minus the two-wheeled sulky, and Switzerland is where the best in the business compete in this hair-raising sport. ‘Riders’ on skis are pulled behind a horse galloping at up to 50 kilometres an hour for line honours.

The White Turf meet is held on the frozen St Moritz Lake every February and features regular horse racing, jumps, trots and the skijoring showstopper. Imagine the Melbourne Cup with snow and fleeces instead of saddles and fascinators.


Tickets in the standing area cost about US$20. Seats start at US$40.

White Turf
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This is one for the pros. The first skijoring race took place in St Moritz in 1906.

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