Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 20 October, 2017

Sherwood Start & Helpers lists

Start and Helpers lists are now available for Sherwood.

Anyone unable to fulfil their helpers duty should arrange a replacement and ensure they make the committee aware of who will be replacing them, at the mushers meeting.


This race is sponsored by CSJ and The Happy Go Lucky Dog Company


Sherwood start list

Sherwood helpers list

























Entry for Sherwood is now closed.

In addition to the continued sponsorship we are receiving from CSJ, we are pleased to announce that sponsorship will also be provided by The Happy Go Lucky Dog Company.  Orders from the Happy Go Lucky Dog Company, placed prior to races, can be collected from Victoria at selected races, please contact her on Facebook to confirm which races she will be attending.

A helpers list and start list for Sherwood will be available at the beginning of next week.

We are looking forward to the first race of the season and hope you are too. See you all soon!


Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 25 September, 2017

SDAS Committee

We would like to welcome Ben and Sharon Turrell onto the committee, as we look forward to the season starting.


We would also like to thank Jambo and Ashleigh for all of their hard work over the past seasons, they have decided to take a break from the committee to allow them to concentrate on training this season. Both have worked tirelessly during their time on the committee, and I’m sure I speak for, not only the committee, but all SDAS members, when I say their work really has been appreciated.


There will be a change in roles among the committee and details of which roles each member is filling will be updated soon.


Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 10 September, 2017

Sherwood Forest – Nottingham, entry opening soon

Entry will soon be open for the first race of the SDAS CSJ Championship series. The race, at Sherwood Forest in Nottingham, will be open to both members and non-members. Non members will pay an additional £5 entry fee and will be required to provide confirmation of insurance with their entry. Non members will not be eligible for inclusion in the championship series, unless they join SDAS as a member when membership renewal takes place in December.

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 4 February, 2018

Race Dates season 2018 – 19

With the last race of the season approaching we have been looking at the past season and the feedback we’ve received on venues and started to put together a race calendar for season 2018 – 19!

We’ve managed to confirm some dates already, with a few races applied for and awaiting confirmation.

If you have any suggestions for additional race venues we would be delighted to hear about them, we’d be even more delighted if you can help organise them 😉  Please drop us an email to and we will try and make them happen. We are still trying to work our way round the weather habits and the shooting season at Rothes, once we have a suitable date we’ll provide an update.

In the meantime, get the following dates in your diaries!



6 & 7 October 2018 – Ford Estate – provisional date

20 & 21 October 2018 – Sherwood Forest – CONFIRMED

17 & 18 November 2018 – Darnaway Forest – CONFIRMED

15 & 16 December 2018 – Kershope Forest – CONFIRMED

19 & 20 January 2019 – Culbin Forest – CONFIRMED subject to any unforeseen operations

16 & 17 February 2019 – Sherwood Forest – provisional date

9 & 10 March 2019 – Ford Estate – provisional date



Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 29 January, 2018

Ford Estate entry open. 

Ford Estate entry open.


Entry is now open for our final race of the season at Ford Estate.

3 & 4 March 2018

Closing dates

Postal : Wednesday 21 February

Email : Friday 23 February

Email entries should be sent to

Postal entries to Tracy Thomas, 12 Gellyburn Road, Almondbank, Perthshire, PH13LA

Entry will not be accepted without the relevant payment, late entries will not be accepted.

Non members please remember to add £5 to your entry fee, anyone wishing to join, or renew membership can do so by completing a SDAS membership form.


Ford race invitation

Entry Form

Dog ID form

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 25 January, 2018



After speaking yesterday, 24/01/2018, with the organiser of this venue we have been updated with the news of the trail being in a waterlogged condition, which means it’s not going to be possible to trim back the long grass in time for our race to take place without causing damage to the trail itself 

As you all know, soft waterlogged grass and heavy machinery don’t mix very well.

That being said we have decided to cancel the race. We want to thank Alan and Danny for offering to put this race on for us and we are looking forward to seeing Rothes on our Race Callander for next season

SDAS Committee

Posted by: Mary Carter | 29 December, 2017

SDAS team for WSA Sveg 2018


SDAS would like to invite its members with Registered Nordic Breed teams to apply to represent Scotland as part of the SDAS Team attending the WSA  World Championship in Sveg, Sweden , 8th – 11th March 2018.

The team will be chosen from those who have supported the SDAS Championship series, have well controlled, competitive teams, and on-snow experience.

Entry fees set by WSA are  €120 for your first class entered, €50 for a second class. (Maximum two classes per competitor)

The entry fee in GP pounds to pay SDAS will be finalised in January to reflect the euro / GBP exchange rate at that time and to cover an equal share of the bank charges for the currency exchange.

Those wishing to be considered for the team that have not already contacted Mary Carter should must send an email immediately stating your chosen classes to followed by a deposit of £20 per class to SDAS:  cheque posted to Mary Carter, Bowland Trails, Netheraird of Glasclune, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6SF or by direct bank transfer (Details available on request) or via Paypal:

Deposits must be received by 14th January  2018, and the balance of entry fees must be paid with cleared funds by 28th January 2018 to allow the international transfer to be completed in one transaction and therefore reduce the bank charges.

At this stage, applying will not guarantee your place on the team.  The allocation for each nation is yet to be decided.  Deposits  will be returned to those not gaining a place on the team.   Unfortunately, deposits cannot be refunded for any other reason.

Details of the event can be found at


Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 11 December, 2017

Culbin Forest Entry Open

Well done to everyone who made it through the snow to get to Darnaway, hopefully you are all home by now!

Entry to Culbin is now open, don’t get caught up in the Christmas rush and forget, enter early!

Dates 20 & 21 January 2018

BBQ on Saturday night

Relay race if sufficient interest – entry on the Saturday.

Closing Dates – Postal : Wed 10 January 2018

E.mail : Friday 12 January 2018

Email entries should be sent to

Postal entries to Tracy Thomas, 12 Gellyburn Road, Almondbank, Perthshire, PH13LA

Anyone who hasn’t already renewed their membership can do so by completing a SDAS membership form.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, we’ll see you in January !

Culbin 2018 race invitation

Entry Form

Dog ID Form

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 7 December, 2017

Darnaway Start & Helpers lists

Start and Helpers Lists for Darnaway are below.

Don’t forget all mushers MUST attend registration on Saturday morning. If you are unable to fulfil your marshal or helper duty, please find someone to replace you, if you are not able to find a replacement, please bring this to the attention of the committee at registration.

Relay teams, please enter on Saturday, payment will be taken at the same time.

Info and time for the BBQ will be given at the Mushers Meeting.


Darnaway Start List

Darnaway Helpers List

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 16 November, 2017

Darnaway entry and Membership renewal


Entry for Darnaway is now open.

Closing date s are;

Postal Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 (postmark)

Online Friday 1 Dec 2017 8PM

Entries will not be accepted without accompanying payment.


Entrants are reminded that helpers duties are compulsory. At every race we are experiencing difficulty in filling all marshal and helpers posts, despite the list being displayed at the start line.  If this continues, in the interests of safety and to ensure we don’t lose race venues as a result, we will halt the race until all posts have been filled. It is not fair on the committee members who are working all weekend to have to fill posts when people fail to do them.


Membership renewal is due at the beginning of December, the membership form can be found below. If you don’t already have a permanent race number, please contact Heather to obtain one.


Darnaway 2017 race invitation

Entry Form

Dog ID Form



Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 10 November, 2017

Kershope Start & Helpers lists

Start and Helpers lists are below. Camping is available from early afternoon, remember to speak to Matty or Gary to be allocated a space. Anyone who did not make payment for camping with their entry, please do so at registration on Saturday morning.


If you are unable to fulfil your marshal or helper duty, please find someone to replace you, if you are not able to find a replacement, please bring this to the attention of the committee at registration.

The committee who are attending the race are now en route to Kershope and any emails or messages may not be answered.

Safe journey, we will see you all there, we’re looking forward to another good weekend of racing  🙂

Kershope start list

Kershope helpers list



Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 30 October, 2017

Sherwood Forest Results

We hope everyone made it home safely from Sherwood. Thank you again to everyone for making it an enjoyable, first race of the season, we hope to be back again next year.  The countdown to Kershope is on, please get your entries in ASAP to give us time to do the admin before the race.


A race report will be published in due course, but for now, here are the results.

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 24 October, 2017

Kershope Entry Open

Entry to Kershope is now open.

Race Invitation

Entry Form

Dog ID Form


Entries can be made in person this weekend at Sherwood, by post (Closing date Wed 1st Nov) or by email (closing 8pm on Friday 3 Nov). PayPal is now available for making payment.


Bailey Mill are offering accommodation and can also provide bar meals, for booking call 016977 48617

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