Sledding races

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.

The 2016 SHCNSW Classic was held on June 18-19th

Click here to download a PDF file of the results>

2016 Classic photographs now available
On Behalf of the Siberian Husky Club we would like to thank Tom Testone and Ian from Ian Vaughan Photography for taking some great photos of our Classic race. Please click here> to view and purchase the photos. All photos are $8.95 ea.

Race Results 2015
  • Claire Batchelor won the Siberian Husky Club of NSW point score for the three dog team.
  • Dean Topp won the Siberian Husky Club of NSW point score for the two dog team.
  • Tric Chapman won the Siberian Husky Club of NSW point score for the one dog team.

Click on the links below to download PDF sheets

The Siberian Husky Club of NSW are excited to announce that our ASSA point score race will be run at our Classic this year on the 18th and 19th of June.

2016 event dates to come
Date Event Venue
Saturday 7th May 2016 Introduction to Sledding /
New Season mush up
Wingello state forest
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May 2016 Dash In the Dark
Saturday PM Race
Sunday AM Race
Belanglo State Forest
Daly’s ClearingDirections to Daly’s clearing: Enter off Hume Highway 6 kms North of Illawarra Highway junction, onto Bunnigalore Road and Daly’s Rd, at the signed Rest Area called ‘Gordon VC Rest Area’. Proceed along that road, turn right onto Daly’s Road. 4 kms of good dirt road. We’ll also have sled dog signs from the high way through to Daly’s clearing so if you’re not sure follow the signs.
Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th June 2016 SHCNSW Classic – ASSA PointScore Race
Saturday PM Race
Sunday AM Race
Wingello State Forest

Click here to download a PDF file of the results>

Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th July 2016 Sled Dog Shield – International Race Marshall Sheila Luxmoore & Breed Seminar. Saturday AM Race & Sunday AM Race. Breed Seminar – 2 pm Saturday afternoon followed by the Banquet and Auction Wingello State Forest
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

Published 2010