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PSDSA Mission
Our mission is to encourage and promote the sport of running sled dogs and skijoring,
both recreationally and competitively, by providing education on dog care, equipment, and training.
Our focus is directed toward the safe and humane use of dogs in harness, good sportsmanship, and camaraderie among those who participate in meetings, demonstrations, gatherings and races.


The Pacific Sled Dog and Skijor Association (PSDSA) was formed in 2007
by the merger of the Southern Oregon Sled Dog club and the Cascade Skijoring Alliance. 

Greetings mushers,

It sure is HOT this summer...and I am sure that most of you are thinking of the upcoming winter dog sled /skijor season with anticipation….

Did you know that PSDSA sponsors the Chemult Sled Dog Races, Bachelor Butte Dog Derby, Mush without Slush and the LaPine Mushing Weekend?

Do you want to learn more about the sport or share your wealth of information and experience? Interested in keeping sled dog racing and skijoring a vibrant sport in Central Oregon? Come be part of the PSDSA. 

 The Annual Fall Meeting of PSDSA will be held at Walt Haring Sno-Park in Chemult on Saturday, October 18th at noon.

The Annual clean up and trail preparation will start at 9:00am before the Annual Fall Meeting. Bring loppers, small hand saws as we will be making sure that there are no branches on the trails that are used in the winter for the sled dog races.

Nominations for the position of President, Treasurer and Secretary and Board Members are now being accepted for the year 2014-2015. The positions are for 1 year. Elections are held at the Annual Fall Meeting.

Contact Selina Witt at pwittnberg@cs.com (541-350-4252) or Polly Riley at plriley22@gmail.com if you are interested in being nominated or want to know more about the responsibilities of each position.

Not interested in a Board position? FINE. There are plenty of other opportunities to volunteer for a single event or as an on-going volunteer. Contact Selina Witt at pwittnberg@cs.com or Polly Riley at plriley22@gmail.com if you are interested

Pacific Northwest Championships (PNC)

Over the Labor Day weekend, representatives from the five Pacific Northwest clubs will collaborate about the Pacific Northwest Championships (PNC) and the focus of sled dog sports in our area.  In advance of the meeting, we will distribute an on-line survey to you that will be used to help to shape the discussion.  Please watch for the email about the survey and take the time to complete it.  This is your opportunity to share your opinions, suggestions and concerns about the future of our sport.

 If you want to know more about PSDSA:
Browse this website or g
o to the Facebook page for groups: Pacific Sled Dog & Skijoring Association –PSDSA

For PSDSA members, Watch for the newsletter, Quick Release, will be available late August. Not a member? Download the membership form here to get your copy of the newsletter.


I look forward to seeing you on the trails…happy trails and happy tales……

Selina Witt

PSDSA, Secretary

Thanks and see you on the trail

News  -


La Pine Mushing Weekend

Dates: November 8th, 9th & 10th, 2014
Where: La Pine State Park, La Pine, Oregon


See details by following the link to the "Upcoming" page on Karen's website.





Mush Without Slush 
in Sisters, Oregon

April 5 & April 6

Coverage from the Sister's Nugget




Bend Bulletin coverage of the La Pine Mushing Weekend 

11/8-10/2013 annual "La Pine Mushing Weekend" in La Pine, OR. I apologize that this is the first official announcement of the event on the lists, when usually I start putting word out in April....... Many of you who are "repeat offenders" have already made your plans and reservations.... for those of you who haven't, come join us and be prepared for a fun-filled, dog running, story swapping weekend! There is no "fee" for the event but there will be a small "chip in" for the meeting hall costs.

The official event is on Saturday, Nov 9th, and Sunday, Nov 10th . Many of us will be arriving on Friday, the 8th, to get set up and ready for a fun-filled weekend. Since that Monday is the Veteran’s Day holiday, a lot of us will stay and run dogs on Monday morning before heading home.

Remember to manage your dogs so that they are reasonably quiet while in camp and also remember to fill in holes and pick up poop or straw in your campsite; we want to remain welcome guests!

See the announcement and details on the “upcoming” page on my website -





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