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Ponies & Planks Skijoring Fundraiser

This is exactly what the Kootenays are made of!
Rad snow sports, horse stuff, going fast, community and FUN.
The 1st annual Ponies & Planks Skijoring fundraiser is set for

February 17th 2024, Fernie Lion's Club Derby grounds.

Our goal is to raise funds to remove all financial barriers to accessing our therapeutic horseback riding, equine assisted learning & wellness programs for any individual or group, build community and have some fun while doing it!

Teams of two (one horse rider and one skier or snowboarding) will race the clock through a course with jumps, gates, berms and flying obstacles to claim fastest team in Fernie B.C. 
Join us for a ripping good time and raise funds for Freedom Equine Association's therapeutic horse back riding & equine assisted learning programs. Removing barriers for all those who can benefit from the magic of working with horses.
Skiers, snowboarders, horses, cow boys and gals, jumps, speed and one heck of a good time.

$20 Adult Admission tickets available online only!

$10 Youth Admission 10-17 years (online)

Kids under 10 Free!

(Please add free children tickets to your online purchases)

Gates open 11am 

Fun begins @ 11:30am

Bring cash. No credit or debit services onsite

Beer Gardens, 50/50, Food, & Amazing Announcing!

Bleacher seating, and parking available on a first come first serve basis

Dress for the weather! It's February in Fernie! You never know what you will get!

Join us for an amazing after party at The Northern Bar & Stage with live music and a REALLY good time! Get your tickets for the after party fun HERELimited tickets available online & at the door!

*Competitors get in FREE but we cannot hold a spot for you! So get there early!

No outside liquor permitted.


*Refunds will not be issued for spectators or competitors barring the cancellation of the event.


Competitor Information

The 1st annual Ponies & Planks Skijoring event in Fernie, B.C. 

We will be accepting 60 teams.

Teams should complete the registration form and once registration is confirmed teams will e-transfer 60$ registration fee to

It is highly recommended that teams have Horse Council of British Columbia to enter the event.

2024 Ponies & Planks rule sheet below! Please download and read carefully!

Skijoring Competitor Info

Competitor Registration

Thanks for registering! Yee-haw!

Important Competitor Info!





Event insurance does not cover livestock and participants - it is up to all competitors to have their own insurance in case of any incidents.


Freedom Equine Association's event insurance covers event spectators and location.



Make sure you read and understand all rules of the competition - download below.

We will be doing a 2 run event - everyone will run once and then be split up based on your times into different divisions.

After your second run, prizes and money will be determined for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each division.


You will not be allowed to compete if intoxicated.



2 second penalty applies to missing a marker/pylon
2 second penalty applies to missing a jump
Failure to complete the course (falling down/crashing/horse leaves course) will result in a "did not finish".


Order of Events

  • 8:30 AM: Track & Office Open - must stop in to sign waivers if not completed at Pre Party Feb. 16th at The Fernie Tap House.

  • Parking is limited, please park as close as possible in the designated competitor parking area.

  • 10:00 AM: All competitors must sign in

  • 10:30am Tailgate/Safety Meeting with Ron & Simone

  • 11:30: First Run of Regular Competition

  • Intermission 

  • Second Run- Bottom 50%,  Second Run of Regular - Top 50%

  • Awards: Will give out cheques and prizes in the Starting area.

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