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Skijoring: Impressive Snow Sport on Horses
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Skijoring: Impressive Snow Sport on Horses 

Because winter is not an obstacle. Take a look at the unusual horse races in Switzerland!

Riding enthusiasts or simply show business people have their next appointment this February at the 2016 White Turf, the international series of horse races on the frozen lake of St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Since its birth in 1907, the White Turf has been one of the main winter events in Switzerland. The organizers of the event have scheduled more than 35,000 spectators.

On Sundays, February 8, 15, and 22, 20 races will be held in which participants will compete for victory and for $500,000 in prizes.

Those attending the tournament, besides enjoying the gallop of the horses over the frozen lake, will be able to attend another spectacular sport discipline on ice, skijoring.

Practiced almost exclusively in Engadine, a region in the east of Switzerland in the far east of the canton of Graubünden, skijoring is a race where participants on skis are towed by a horse. They cover a distance of about 2.5 kilometers and reach speeds of up to 31 mph.

Skijoring has its own tournament, the Credit Suisse Grand Prix, where the winner is called “King of the Engadine.”

Finally, those who attend White Turf or the Credit Suisse Grand Prix will also enjoy the secondary attractions of the competitions. Gourmet restaurants, live music, and luxury cocktails will reign in the surroundings of St. Moritz, Switzerland.

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