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Written by IFSS Admin Wednesday, 28 August 2013 11:49
The Invitation Package for the World Championships Dryland 2013 to be held in Italy can now be viewed on the IFSS Events Website:

PreSelections Listing Now Available for IFSS WCh Italy 2013

Written by IFSS Admin Thursday, 29 August 2013 17:05
The listing of the preselections for the IFSS World Championships to be hosted by Italy in November 2013 are now available on the IFSS EVENTS website. Just copy and paste this link to your browser to view:??

Driver Identification Listings now available

Written by IFSS Admin Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:05
Driver Identification Listings are now available on the IFSS Events Website in the Race Section. Updates will be added regularly.

Dogs Travelling to Italy IFSS WCh 2013

Written by IFSS Admin Tuesday, 03 September 2013 12:38
Dogs travelling to Italy must comply with Italian Travel requirements for Animal Transport into the Country. Dogs also must comply with IFSS requirements, including the IFSS Rule that all dogs must be microchipped.
This is a transcript translated into English from the Italian Ministry of Tourism as provided by Massimo Bassan President FIMSS,?? for Dogs travelling into Italy:

Dogs coming from EU countries entering Italy must be provided with a special passport issued by a veterinary authorized by the competent Health Authorities of the country pets are coming from. The passport shall contain detailed information about the animal, tattoo or microchip, and the owner certifying the validity of the rabies vaccination. It is not required tick and echinococcus prevention for dogs.

For pets coming from third countries, import regulations differ whether the country is included in the European commission list or not. In the first case the pet must be provided with a health certificate issued by a veterinary authorized by the competent Health Authority of the country pets are coming from. The certificate shall contain the good health of the animal and rabies vaccination. The animal must be recognizable through a tattoo or microchip. In the second case the animal must be provided with a health certificate which indicates the titration of antibodies against rabies. It is not required tick and echinococcus prevention for dogs.

Please remember to clarify with your own countries authorities exactly what is required in order to re-enter your own country upon your return from Italy, as these may differ from Italian requirements.

Please note: Whilst the IFSS will endeavour to provide the correct information at all times, we would also advise that you contact the appropriate authorities closer to the race dates in case of any updates and/or amendments.

DID Listings and Registration Forms

Written by IFSS Admin Tuesday, 24 September 2013 10:26
Attached is a list of the DID listing for both adults and juniors updated on the 27th November?? 2013. Also attached below please find the DID registration form for all athletes.

IFSS World Championships 2013 Italy Race Results

Written by IFSS Admin Friday, 08 November 2013 09:47
Please view the attachment below to see the final results of the IFSS World Championships Dryland 2013

Press Release: Closing of IFSS WCh Dryland 2013

Written by IFSS Admin Wednesday, 20 November 2013 12:08

Falze Di Piave

November 17th, 2013

Following a weekend of sleddog racing which saw some very eventful and adrenaline fuelled moments, the IFSS can declare the 2013 World Championship Dryland Sleddog races held in Falze di Piave, Italy, November 7-9th a huge success.

After months of preparation the spectacular location of the forest park in Falze di Piave had been prepared for the IFSS World Championship Sleddog races attracting over 400 competitors, with over 2000 dogs from 22 different countries, where dog drivers tackled a demanding course of trails.


The competitors who took part at the IFSS World Championship event were athletes from all over the world who had competed at National Qualifying events in their own countries over the past two racing seasons.

The numbers of sleddog athletes continue to grow globally, as their passion for the sport instils itself into the hearts of others. Their love for their dogs and the mutual respect between fellow competitors was evident at all times over the weekend. Their mutual understanding of the trials and challenges that the sport of sleddog racing brings shone through during the occasional difficult obstacles that this event presented to them.

Excitement ruled the first day of racing as the relay classes took to the trails, with mere milliseconds between teams at the finish line. Spectators became involved in the adrenaline fuelled finish, with big rounds of applause for the competitors.

Trail conditions proved difficult on Saturday due to continuous rain, which rendered sections of the trail challenging to say the least with slippery surfaces causing both dogs and drivers to struggle to stay on their carts at times. Weather conditions continued to affect the races on Saturday with temperatures reaching in excess of 18 degrees Celsius, giving organisers no option but to cancel some of Saturday???s classes, thus causing the two day racing event to become a one day event for a few classes.

Sunday???s races continued, with the weather in the athletes and dogs favour, with temperatures staying below 10 degrees Celsius for the most part.

This IFSS World Championship event above all others in the past has been testimony to the fact that sleddog racing is for all ages including juniors, seniors and veterans. For many, the best experience gained at the event was the taking part, and the sportsmanship of the competitors.

Louis Van Der Westhuizen from South Africa, the oldest competitor at the races speaking to Mandy Hynes, IFSS Public Relations Officer said ???I have already won - I don???t need a medal???.

This World Championship event is a turning point for the IFSS with its new approach to its competitors and their needs. In the past year the IFSS has undergone some big changes, and true to their word this has been indicative in its immediate publications of race results and its continued updates since the event.

The closing ceremony was a shining example of the calibre of the athletes, with winning times far exceeding those of the past. Helen Lundberg, president of the IFSS closed the event, thanking everyone involved, whose combined efforts helped make this event a true testimony to the magic of the world of sleddog sports.



To contact the IFSS, all council members details are available on the website:

Please visit our faceboook page for photos of the event, and if you wish to receive the photos in high resolution, please email Mandy Hynes, IFSS Public Relations Officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Medalists from the IFSS WCh's Dryland 2013

Written by IFSS Admin Monday, 25 November 2013 18:06
Congratulations to all the winners and participants that competed at the IFSS World Championships in Falze di Piave, Italy 2013. The lists of Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists can be downloaded from the attachment below.

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