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, one and two dog classes pull two-wheeled scooters, while three or more dogs pull various types of three and four wheeled rigs.
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.
Download the intro to Sledding Manual PDF> Download this introductory guide to the sport of dog sledding!
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