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Learn everything from sled handling to racing in the Iditarod from Iditarod veteran musher Bill Cotter.

 

Beginner mushers will learn how to feed, care and harness dogs plus the art of sled handling and manoeuvering.  They will mush their own team each day. 

 

Intermediate mushers will learn everything about racing.  Care and feeding in races, camping, medical care of dogs, booties - when and how to use, race strategies and running test schedules.  They can also lease a team and run a qualifying race.  Once they qualify they can then run the Iditarod or Yukon Quest.

 

Visit www.billcotterkennel.com

 
 

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Sledding

  

 

  

SHCNSW hosts a variety of dog sledding events between May and September each year, at locations such as Belanglo State Forest, Wingello State Forest. The premier event is The Sled Dog Shield held in July, and point score competition events are held throughout the season.

 

We start the season with "Mush Up", and conclude it with "Mush Down" and at all events, 1 and 2 dog classes pull 2-wheeled scooters, while 3 or more dogs pull various types of 3 and 4 wheeled rigs.

 Please check the calendar below for full details of the 2014 events.

 

Free Intro to Sledding Day

 

The club runs a free Introduction to Sledding Day each year in April or May, just before Mush Up.

 

This event is open to the public and you don't need any experience
or equipment, just your dog - and a bicycle helmet if you have one.

 

So come along and see what sledding is all about and give it a go yourself on the day!

 

Click for details 

 

Intro to Sledding Manual

     

Download this introductory guide to the sport of dog sledding!

Published 2010

 

Topics covered include:

- Equipment needed

- Calendar of events

- History of sled dog racing

- Mushing commands

- Getting started in mushing

- FAQ about sled dogs

- All about harnesses and towlines

- Mushing with pride: feeding, watering, housing

- Bloat - the mother of all emergencies

- Mushing equipment suppliers

 

 

New season Mush up 2014  

Race Results                 Wingello classic     
                    Sled Dog Shield                                                         
                                                                                 

For Pre-2014 Race Results, click here.

  

 

2014 Entry Forms

 Mush Up 2014    

 Wingello Classic

Sled Dog Shield

Mush Down 2014

please note the Sled dog shield is a pre-enter race please return your completed entry form before the 4th July

so we adequately provide extra facilities like toilets. We also need numbers for our banquet to go ahead.


 

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 Race Rules Here

 
Calendar of Events for 2014
See above for entry forms for the events below.
  
 
Date
Event
Venue
Saturday
3rd May 2014
 
Introduction to Sledding Weekend/New Season mush up
 
 
    Wingello State Forest           click for directions
   
                Saturday
    24th May 2014 3pm
 
 
Training/mentoring
session
 
 
Belanglo state forest
click for directions

 Saturday & Sunday

21st & 22nd June 2014


SHCNSW Classic
 
 

 

 Saturday
5th July 2014 3pm


 

 Training/Mentoring
session
 
 
  Belanglo State forest
        click for details
    Saturday & Sunday 
 19th & 20th July 2014
 
  Sled dog shield

Saturday

     6th September 2014

               

                                         Mushdown

Wingello State Forest

(click for directions)

              

 

 

 

Further Information

 

Please contact the following sledding sub-committee members for any further information.

 

Michael Looney
0431 410 006
Peter Rose 0422 183 126
David Turner (02) 4889 4048

 

 

 

 

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