Skijordue 2020

By now we're quite sure you've heard about the exploding winter sport of skijoring, a blend of rider and horse, pulling skier at incredible speeds and a mix of mad fashion style thrown in.

Cody & Sioux team with rider Ingrid decked out in a riff off a Hudson Bay coat and skier Jason wearing a Pendleton sweater and vintage fringe coat - all from Cody & Sioux.
Photo by Danny James Hagan

The Cody & Sioux crew participated in the inaugural skijoring event at Banff Snowdays a few weeks ago and now we're heading into the next event - Skijordue - at Millarville Racetrack.

If you haven’t yet, check out the link and plan to attend the social event of our southern Alberta winter. Expect to watch four exciting skijor events, demo trick riding and stunts at the Millarville grounds. Ranchman's Calgary is hosting the after-party and a bus to and from the Millarville grounds for those who would prefer to ride in style, and not drive.

We love the West so this is an event we can get behind! We’re partnering with Skijordue to sponsor a fashion contest for the day. A $75 gift certificate for a shopping spree at Cody & Sioux goes to the winner of each of three categories. So check out the hints below and come see us at the event on Feb. 22. More details and tickets here.

Come and watch, eat, drink, lounge and especially, dress-up for the day in the maddest wear you can conceive. Our panel of judges will be on the lookout all day to place the winners in the following categories:

Best Euro-Trash
From excessive gold jewelry and designer sunglasses to striped rib-hugging shirts, there isn’t a possibility of too over the top here, but the staple basics of gilt, feathers, spandex, lederhosen and animal prints will thrill the judges.

Best Wild West
The judges are looking for your best adaption of a Wild West look style for winter. Build out from core garments of fur, leather and suede. Corsets are more than acceptable.

Best Novel & Innovative
As if the above two categories aren’t “out there” enough for you, here’s your chance to really fly your freaky flag. Mash together Wild West and Euro-Trash or go completely off the radar. In other words, anything goes – strive to please the judges with creative wittiness and original ideas, but remember, we’ll be partial to the themes above. Who knows, maybe you’ll inspire next year’s runaway trend.

If you want to check out last year's winners, you can find them here. Can't wait to see y'all there.