Planning for 2018 Blackhawk NEGRC Queensland Northern Challenge? Us too! We've started planning all the major elements of this event including where to camp, start and finish chutes as well as the best places to watch all the action as a spectator! DOWNLOAD YOUR SITE MAP HERE Don't miss all the new stuff in 2018... This year, we have the Tenterfield Lions Club on board to provide food all weekend! Yes, that's right. No need to pack any food if you don't want to! We also ha
In sled dog racing, a lot of equipment for the sport is required the bigger the team you are driving. Fortunately, most equipment is easy to get, borrow or purchase within the sporting community. You might even find that you have some items at home that you have used for other activities such as bike riding or dog walking. The following two items are a MUST HAVE no matter what class you would like to compete in. These items are also very important for training on the trail
NEGRC Queensland is so excited to announce that the Underdog New Zealand Sled Dog Racing Musher's Bootcamp is coming to Queensland in April 2018! This Bootcamp is one of ONLY TWO training camps this year! This training event not to be missed by both new mushers and experienced ones alike. It is very intensive and worth every cent. There are only limited spaces so please be quick so not to miss out as there will not be another opportunity this year. Time and Location Apr 13
The History of Dog Sledding
Dog sledding started out from the Inuits and other native cultures who lived in areas where it snowed during winter months and was a means of travel. The heritage of the sled dog is a long and proud one, dating back to some 4,000 years ago. The people of the North were dependent on these animals for protection, companionship, hunting, trapping and most of all – transportation. Sled dogs enabled explorers such as Byrd, Peary and Amundsen to travel
Sled Dog Racing is a dog powered sport that mushers and their dogs compete in all over Australia. In Queensland, NEGRC Queensland holds races in the following locations: TOOWOOMBA TRAILS: Pechey State Forest, Pechey (just outside of Crows Nest, QLD) NORTHERN NSW: Girard State Forest, Drake (40km East of Tenterfield) BRISBANE WEST TRAILS: Esk State Forest, Esk If you would like to join one of our beginners weekends, training sessions, fun runs or competitions, email info@negr
What is Sled Dog Racing? Sled Dog Racing (sometimes called Dog Sled Racing) originated from the Inuits and other native cultures which lived in areas where it snowed in winter. Sled dogs were their mode of transport over any distance. This mode of transport eventuated into a competitive sport which now occurs throughout most of the continents. Sled Dog Racing is where either one dog or a team pulls either a sled or a rig or scooter (for areas with no snow). What is a Musher?