The New Jersey Sled Dog Club offers demonstrations in dog sledding to schools, organizations, etc. Some of the features of the presentation are as follows: discussing the famous annual Iditarod race, parts of the dog sled, dog sledding equipment, how the dogs are harnessed and hooked into place on the line, and the special traits that help make up the northern breed sled dogs. Also a slide show of Alaska (showing its natural beauty along with mushers at the start-line of the famous Iditarod race) will be presented by Kathy Murarik. Kathy first-hand experienced this (along with other NJSDC members) and helped mushers get to the start line of this awesome 1,000 mile race.
If weather permits, the dogs will also run a short course. The dogs in the presentation are: Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes. The following is a list of some previous demonstrations: The 4-H Fair, Chester; NJ; Noah's Ark Hike and Howl; Sparta Mountain Day, Sparta, NJ; Somerset County Park's Commission Frost Fest, Basking Ridge, NJ.; American Christian School; Salem Street School; Durban Avenue School, Hopatcong, NJ Victoria Mews Assisted Living, Butler, NJ, Girl Scouts Jamporee, NY. NOTE: Please visit www.baskingridge.patch.com for photos and a video on NJSDC's 2010 and 2011 demonstrations. When the home page appears, type (in the SEARCH area to the right) the words...dog sledding demos.
If you are interested in this program, please contact Kathy Murarik a t firstname.lastname@example.org or call 973-229-5822 (Cell) or 973-663-2164 (Home). Please note: A donation is requested to cover the club's insurance and expenses.