Jackson Hole Cutter Races

 

Cutter race and pickup menShriner's All American Cutter Races. You won't want to miss the fun and excitement of the Shriner's Cutter Races! A Calcutta makes stakes and excitement soar! Sponsored by the Jackson Hole Shriner's Club.

Cutters are chariot-like vehicles each pulled by a team of two horses. Spectators line the track to cheer on the teams, place bets on their favorites, and participate in one of the areas biggest tailgate parties of the year. This western version of horse-drawn chariots run teams two abreast for a 1/4 mile down the track to the finish line. But, as is true with many of Jackson Hole's biggest parties, it's all for a good cause - The motto of the event is, "The Cutters run so a child may walk."

For decades, Jackson Hole in Wyoming has been the central point of the Shriner's fundraising event called the Cutter Races. This wintertime race has all the makings of a summertime horse race with all the chill and adventure of the snow and ice. People flock from across the state and beyond to participate in this exciting time where men and horses compete for a prize and the remaining proceeds help children in dire need of medical and other support across Wyoming and North America. Cutters are chariot-like vehicles each pulled by a team of two horses. Spectators line the track to cheer on the teams, place bets on their favorites, and participate in one of the areas biggest tailgate parties of the year. But, as is true with many of Jackson Hole's biggest parties, it's all for a good cause - The motto of the event is, "The Cutters run so a child may walk."

Cutter Races Video

Helmet-cam on cutter chariot driver in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

 

 

 
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