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Muddy conditions add to the fun for dry-land dogsledders

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By ITN News Editor November 19, 2019 13:01

Muddy conditions add to the fun for dry-land dogsledders

Muddy conditions greeted 150 teams from 15 countries as they competed in the 2019 World Sleddog Association Dryland World Championships. While sled dog racing is normally associated with snow covered landscapes, the event was held over the weekend of the 16 and 17 November on the Firle Country Estate in southern England, where an unseasonable amount of rainfall in the preceding days made the course treacherous due to the muddy ground. Around 250 dogs, including Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamute and Greenland, raced in a variety of classes. Team sizes ranged from eight dog, six dog, four dog and two dog teams where the driver rides on what is known as a ‘Rigg’, a two, three or four wheel contraption resembling a trike.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor November 19, 2019 13:01

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