by a group of Britain's leading Sled Dog Drivers following the disolution
of BSDRA (British Sleddog Racing Association) at the end of the 1995/1996
race season. Now in it's 15th season, BSHRA's objective is to provide
Siberian Husky owners with a credible British Championship utilising
premier race sites and incorporating a wide variety of terrain and surface.
BSHRA exists purely to administer the annual BSHRA British Husky Racing
Championship. As such, it has no membership, no formal committee, but
is run by an organising group. The
body consists of race organisers with additional people who ALL contribute
to the successful running of the series. We pride ourselves on top level
competition throughout each classification - remember that people in
20th place are still trying to beat a fellow competitor into 19th place!
ALL our competition takes place between the start and finish lines -
the camaraderie at the race site is second to none, even between people
competing for the top slot.
Alongside the main championship, we also run Rookie Musher and Veteran
Team and more recently, an All-Bitch team Championships in addition
to Courtesy classes and occassional junior classes. These serve to encourage
people new to mushing to enquire and learn about nutrition and safe
effective training methods to maximise the dogs' potential. It also
encourages mushers to keep older dogs fit and healthy in the knowledge
that their 'elderly' team is catered for as well as competing on a 'level
Every race is electronically timed to 1/100th of a second using a state-of-the-art
TAGHeuer system - and yes - after 5 miles, a race has been decided by
5/100 of a second!! From our first season, BSHRA has steadily attracted
more and more entries year on year for people interested in good competition.
Historically, some have attracted a phenomonal 30-40% more than in previous
years! The trend has continued into subsequent seasons with most races
showing an increase each year. We started with 45 entries at our first
race and recently pulled in 143 teams to an event the weekend directly
BSHRA aims to provide a fun day's competition for all Sibes and their
owners. The racing season starts in November and runs through to March.
For uncomplicated fun and good competition, come and join us; you will
be made most welcome.