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!
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
For Pre-2014 Race Results, click here.
2014 Entry Forms
Mush Up 2014
Sled Dog Shield
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.
Please contact the following sledding sub-committee members for any further information.
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