Tuesday, 24 February 2009

NorthWapiti’s Handler’s go to the Races!

Saturday was an exciting day here at NorthWapiti as we brought 14 ‘B’ team dogs to a local Mosey and Mingle race. Mark drove the truck and gave guidance to the 4 handlers who went to race.

Helen and Gabi each ran 3 miles with a 3 dog team while Markus and Chris each ran 5 miles with a 4 dog team. There were 5 teams in each race and it was a first race for all but Chris who runs these races in Australia.

It was a lot of hurry up and wait as there were other groups ahead of us; kick sled, and two dog teams as well as several skijoring races. The event was well organized and everything ran smoothly so the waiting wasn’t too painful!

It was a quick race and the dogs were all great. Gabi and Helen came in 3rd and 4th respectively and Markus came in 2nd while Chris came in 1st! It was a great day for the handlers and tons of fun for all the B team dogs.

Some of the dogs like Odie, Moses and Loki had not been in the dog truck or at a race for a long time while for other dogs like Trigger, Xena and Comet had not ever been to a race. So it was a great experience for all of us!

Holly, Gabi's leader was waiting patiently for her turn to run!


BADASmusher said...

But I bet they all wondered why the race was over so soon running those short distances!!! Congratulations to all!!!!!

husky mom said...

See another photo in the newspaper report of the event. The Pretty Sled Dogs made the front page! http://www.barrheadleader.com/start/intro.htm