Annual Dog Sled Fun Run
This YSHC event is held mid-November, Hosted at Blue Hills Reservation's Houghton's Pond, sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Meet a furry sled dog up close and personal! There will be an educational exhibit on dog sledding in New England. Demonstrations with wheeled rigs, if weather permits. Bring cameras for a great photo opportunity.
(Demonstration only. No rides given.)
Date for 2016: Saturday, November 19th, 1-3pm
Located at the Houghton’s Pond main parking lot on 840 Hillside Street in Milton
Freetown State Forest Race
Held annually by YSHC at the end of each November, at 110 Slab Bridge Rd in Freetown, MA. With multiple entry categories such as: 2-wheel 2-dog, 4-wheel 4-dog and more!
Date for 2016: Sunday December 4th, 9am
Yankee Siberian Husky Club Specialty Show
An annual Siberian Husky dog show held in the spring, located in Taunton MA. Showcasing Rally, Obedience, and Confirmation categories.
JUNE 2nd 2017
New England Sled Dog Club Memorial Rig Race
2016: November 12-13th at at the Manchester Water Works in Auburn, New Hampshire.
Somerville Dog Festival
The Somerville Foundation for Animals proudly presents the 7th annual Somerville Dog Festival! Once again, it will feature an exciting array of dog sports demonstrations as well as a one-of-a-kind opportunity for the public to try these activities with their dogs. Includes an urban mushing demo run by a YSHC member.
We are very fortunate to have our specialty in the heart of New England in the fall of the season. The Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center is located on scenic Cedar Lake. The hotel and all of the staff are dog show knowledgeable and super friendly. There are walking paths and lots of grass area. Many of the rooms have a lake view and many open out onto the back lawn where we will hold our Agility Trial for Siberian Huskies only, 4 – 6 month Puppy Competition and our first ever Sled Dog Sweepstakes. In addition, we will be holding a Top 20 Competition, a Rig Race and a 5 mile Working Pack Dog Hike. There will be many more events and activities offered. We promise you will not be bored. There is indoor grooming as well as outdoor grooming under a large enclosed tent located on the back lawn. You will also have the ability to set up and work out of your vehicle. There are 2 pre host show specialties on the side lawn of the show hotel. Both will have Obedience and Rally Trials indoors. Connecticut Valley SHC will hold its show on Saturday Oct. 1, and Garden State SHC will hold its show on Sunday Oct. 2. Our entire 2016 National Committee welcomes you to our show.
Dates for 2016: Oct 3rd-8th
The Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair & Seminars was created by Faye Krause and her daughter in 1995; currently it is operated by Amy Duggan, owner of Mountain Ridge. It takes place each year in early October. If you are into; fascinated by; love anything to do with dog sledding; need something to operate a dogsled; want to buy gear; gifts; anything at all connected to sled dogs and sledding you won't want to miss this!
Dates for 2016: Oct 1st & 2nd.
Races sponsored by locals: