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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.




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   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 seasonWe 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 2015 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

Click for details 

Intro to Sledding Manual



Topics covered include

- Equipment needed

- Calendar of events

- History of sled dog

- Mushing command

- Getting started in mushing

- FAQ about sled dogs

- All about harnesses and towlines

- Mushing with pride: feeding, watering, housing

- Mushing equipment suppliers

- Bloat - the mother of all emergencies


Download this introductory guide to the sport of dog sledding!

Published 2010





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

 Race Results 2015
                      Wingello Classic 
                      Wingello one heat
                             Sled Dog Shield
                                                                     For pre-2015 results click here

  2015 Entry Forms (coming soon)

       DITD 2015

     Wingello Classic 2015

     Wingello classic 2015 (one heat)

     Sled dog shield 2015

     Sled dog shield ( one heat )

     Mush Down 2015



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 Race Rules Here

                     See above for entry forms for the events below.
2nd May 2015
Introduction to Sledding Weekend/
New Season mush up


Belanglo state forest

click for directions

  16th May 2015 

Sunday 17th May 2015

Dash In the Dark
 Training Run

 Saturday & Sunday

20th & 21st June 2015

SHCNSW Classic


4th & 5th July 2015

 Combined Canberra/SHCNSW
        Kowan forest
  Saturday & Sunday  
 18th & 19th July 2015
  Sled dog shield


29th August 2015



Belanglo state forest


                                                         For 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

Steven Allen

0416 206 685







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