"The best thing about a man is his dog."

French Proverb


In the beautiful Tirol Alps where in 1996 MHSC organised a three days sprint race and where in 2006, ten years ago, there was a FISTC european Championship Sprint now MHSC togheter with the community of St Ulrich organize a two weeks training camp and the FISTC European Championship sprint 2016.


For more info: www.mushingholland.nl


FISTC European Championships Cart  Kalo – Ebeltoft DK, 20 – 22 November 2015

European Championships Cart 2015 Ebeltoft Kalo Day 3

Sunday 22nd November

The sunday's heat of the EC Cart has been cancelled due to a snow storm.

With the snow fallen during the night on the trail there weren't the safety conditions for dogs and musher.

The result list of yesterday became the final result list.


European Championships Cart 2015 Ebeltoft Kalo Day 2

Saturday 21st November


To day has been a fantastic day. Perfect weather, cold (2° C) and sunny , that made the area even nicer, as well as Kalo castle that dominates the race.


Many positions have changed during this second heat.


Not in middle distance A still leaded by Gerald Schinzel (A) who increased its advance on Angelika Wiatowski by a further 30". The mid C class seems to belong to Romana Guregova (CZ) and the Mid C" class to Ole Knudsen  (DK).


In sprint, tha A class is still leaded by Knud Schmolz (DK) who increased by 30" its advance on Jean Claude Peru (F). In B class, if there will be no accidents tomorrow, Andreas Wiatowski (D) should win and Stephane Poublanc (F) be second.


Berndt Sauerhöfer (D) in B2 should also be able to keep its first position, as well as Götz Bramowsky (D) in C class, a class in which the second and third positions will go to either a French or a Danish or a Czech musher as differences are so small. In D class, Igor Pribula (SK) is first but fighting against Sarah Mikkelsen Dimovski (DK Jr).  In D2 class, Per Gunnar Larsen (DK) malamutes are leading the class in front of Jean Michel HOOG (F) and his Malamutes.


In Bike 2 dogs the new leader is now Oleg Tarazanov (RUS) but three other mushers are following him very closely. Bike 1 dog men is leaded by Roman Reistetter. In bike 1 dog women the leader is still the Danish Jr Linea Kamper Pedersen but Karla Reistetterova is coming closer to her.


Jean Michel Hoog (F) is the leader of Bike 2/1 dog men. Alexey Tarazanov 8RUS Jr) is leading the scooter 2 dogs class and Irene Ax (Swe) the 2 scooter dogs women class. Stefanie Wunsch is leader in scooter 1 dog class and in the scooter 2/1 dog class Klaüs Baümel (A) just passed Sepp Brugger (A). The canicross 2 dogs class will go to a danish musher, actually the leader is Mikkel Buuge.In Canicross 1 dog men, Michal Ivanco increased his advantage on Marcel Matanin, another Slovak story! In canicross 1 dog women all the girls participating are juniors and the first for the moment is Line Hansen (DK).


Tomorrow, the final day promises to be very exciting again.   


Results list 2nd day

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Here we are again. Most of the best FISTC Nordic pure breed mushers meet again today in this beautiful place, Kalo, for the European Cart Championships.

110 mushers coming from 10 countries reached this lovely place by the seaside.

Scandinavian mushers will compete against mushers from Russia, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czech and Slovak Republics, and the Netherlands.

The Vet team has been checking all dogs participating in the competition all day long and was very satisfied with the excellent conditions of the dogs. Trails are really beautifull and perfectly prepared for what will be, once again, a beautifull competition.

After the traditional delegates meeting, the opening ceremony brought together all participants and the organisers as well as the high level representatives of the community. But already the first goal was reached with the exceptional friendship and ospitality of our Danish Hosts.

Tomorrow morning at ten am, the real competition will start with the middle distance classes first, then followed by all sprint categories.

Tomorrow we will tell you much more about what will be a really exciting competition.



European Championships Cart 2015 – Ebeltoft Kalo (DK) Friday 20th November Day 1

After the nice opening ceremöny yesterday evening and one minute silence for the people killed by terrorists in Paris last Friday, today the competition started. Weather was surprisingly good, dry and cold, perfect for all dogs.

Three middle-distance categories, A, C and C2 were ran: In A class Gerald Schinzel (A) is first and  Angelika Wiatowski is second; The C class is dominated by the Czecz Romana Guregova, and the C" class by Ole Knudsen (DK).

In sprint, Knud Schmolz is first in A and Andreas Wiatowski in B1: In B2 Berndt Sauerhöferis leading and another German musher, Götz Bramowski leads the C Class. D1 is leaded by Igor Pribula (SK) and D" by a Danish musher Per Gunnar Larsen.

In Bike 2 dogs, Julian Astelbauer (A) is first while in bike 1 dog men the Slovak Roman Reistetter is leading. Bike women is led by the young Danish junior, Linea Kamper Pedersen. The French Jean Michel HOOG is first in Bike 2 / 1 dog with a greenland dog. The Scooter 2 dogs men class is led by a junior, the Russian Alexey Tarazanov while the women class is led by Irene Ax from Sweden. Scooter 1/1 is led by the German Stefanie Wunsch, and scooter 2/1 by the Austrian Sepp Brugger.

In the three canicross categories we always use mass start. In canicross 2 dogs, the leader is Mikkel Buuge (DK), in canicross 1 dog Michal Ivanco (SK) is first and in canicross women the Danish junior Line Hansen is first.

Tomorrow, the second heat and many possibilitis for changes between the leqders. A beautiful competition and anyway already a success with a top level organisation.


Result list 1st day

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Is now on the FISTC website the minute of 2015 General Assembly.

Click here to read it >>>>>>>>






During the last GA in Ebeltolf the delegates had the opportunity to see the trail of the next Championship Cart that will be hold in KalØ.

On the official webpage of the race youl'll find information about the race and on the Facebook page of the event will be update with the latest information.

There is also a video presatation of the event >>>>here




29/05/2015 - 31/05/2015


The city of Ebeltoft in Denmark will host the FISTC General Assembly 2015.

Here attached the program of the event.

The delegates are invited to send to the FISTC secretary their proposal.



Clck here to see the program >>>






Many thanks to Lauro Magris, a naturalistic photographer  interested in sleddog races, who take some beautiful pictures on the trail of the WC in Auronzo di Cadore.

Click he to see the gallery >>>>

WC FISTC SPRINT - official photos


The official photograf of the event, Massimo Mazzasogni have opload on his website many pics of all the musher and the price cerimony.

Click here to see the pictures >>>>>>




Today, it has been snowing during the whole morning. Temperatures, just close to zero, made the trail heavy. However, we have been lucky as just after the pricing ceremony in the afternoon, the snow transformed in rain.

All mushers and dogs enjoyed this third day and were happy, of course the winners were extremely happy.

In SJ2 1dog class, Sepp Brugger (A) won the third manche like the first two and got the gold medal and the title. Jean Michel Hoog (F) passed Anne Miclo (F) both woth Alaskan Malamutes. The Junior Gold medal went to another French young girl, Emma Hoog also with one Malamute. In SJ 2 dogs, no problem, Marcel Matanin (SK) won the three heats nd is the Champion. Today, Sebastian Astelbauer (A) finished second and vice-champion, having passed Matjas Ovsenek (Slo). The French Nathalie Roland is Champion in SJ 2 dogs women and now in SJ 1 dog men Michal Ivanco (SK) is champion just before Roman Reistetter (SK).

In O class, the French Jean Combazard is Champion without any discussion, the second and vice-champion is Claudio De Ferrari (I) and the bronze medal goes to Filippo Piccinini (I).

No changes in A1 class, in which Karl Rachbauer (A) is the Champion, preceding Jean Claude Peru (F) second and Knud Schmolz (DK) third. In A2 class Horst Klank (Ger) is Champion with his 8 flying Samoyeds second is Daniel Chomette (Fra) with 8 Greenland dogs. Italian musher Luca Castelletta is Champion in B1, but our Hungarian friend Attila Kiss is vice Champion as he was able to pass two teams today. Berndt Sauerhöfer in B2 is Champion and got his 29th Gold medal in FISTC Championships !!!

Brigitte Wahlhütter is champion in C1 class, second and vice-Champion is Gianni Sabella (Ita) and bronze medal went to Pascal Gerarg (Fra). Marceau Rieumal (F) is Champion in C2 class with 4 Greenland dogs, Silver medal goes to Dominik Brendel (Ger) and bronze medal to Constantin Grosu (Rom). Young junior Valentina Durio (I) is Champion in D1, the Silver medal goes to Sebastian Astelbauer (Aut) and the bronze medal to Igor Pribula (Slk). Bernd Kirstein (Ger) is the Champion in D2 class, Sabine Klein (Ger) is vice-Champion and Marc Brocard (Fra) got the Bronze medal.

The Nations Cup was won by France, Austria was second and Germany third.

Indeed this was a very beautiful and successful championship.

Unfortunately, the rain and high temperatures as well as the weather forecasts obliged the organisers to cancel the Mid and long distance championships next week-end.


Final results list >>>>> click here




SJ 2/1 dog : Sepp BRUGGER (AUT)

SJ 2/1 dog Junior : Emma HOOG (FRA)

SJ 1/2 dogs : Marcel MATANIN (SLK)

SJ 1/Women/2 dogs : Nathalie ROLAND (FRA)

SJ 1/1 dog : Michal IVANCO (SLK)

SJ 1/1 dog Junior : Carla REISTETTEROVA (SLK)


Category O : Jean COMBAZARD (FRA)

Category A1 : Karl RACHBAUER (AUT)

Category A2 : Horst KLANK (GER)

Category B1 : Luca CASTELLETTA (ITA)

Category B2 : Berndt SAUERHOEFER (GER)

Category C1 : Brigitte WAHLHÜTTER (AUT)

Category C2 : Marceau RIEUMAL (FRA)

Category D1 : Valentina DURIO (ITA)

Category D1 Junior : Valentina DURIO (ITA)

Category D2 : Bernd KIRSTEN (GER)



1st place : FRANCE, 62.6 pts

2nd place : AUSTRIA, 53.2 pts

3rd place : GERMANY, 29.5 pts



the FISTC Board take with regret the decision to cancell the EC MD/LT in Auronzo di Cadore: already during the WC sprint the temperature increase and the weather forecast annunce that it will increase more in the next day with temperature around the + 10 °. 

In that condition is not possible prepare the trail.




Sprint Championships 2nd Day

To day is Valentine´s day, but the nicest gift to all pure breed sled dogs lovers has been this second heat. Contrary to the weather forecasts, this second day was sunny, no snow, but higher temperatures, just close to zero, made the trail heavier and a little bit slower. However, all mushers and dogs enjoyed it and were happy. In SJ2 1dog class, Sepp Brugger (A) increased his advance on the second that now is the French lady Anne Miclo with a Malamute. In SJ 2 dogs, Marcel Matanin (SK) is also increasing his advance on the second that now is Matjas Ovsenek (Slo). The French Nathalie Roland is first in SJ 2 dogs women and now in SJ 1 dog men Michal Ivanco (SK) is first 2 seconds before Roman Reistetter (SK). In O class, the French Jean Combazard is ncreasing the gap with the second, Claudio De Ferrari. No changes in A1 class, still leaded by Karl Rachbauer (A) nor in A2 class where Horst Klank and his 8 flying Samoyeds are really fast. Italian musher Luca Castellette is first in B1 as is Berndt Sauerhöfer in B2. Brigitte Wahlhütter is still leading the C1 class, where the first three are in less than 1 minute. Marceau Rieumal (F) is confortably leading the C2 class. Young junior Valentina Durio (I) is first in D1 and Bernd Kirstein leads the D2 class. Tomorrow with a cooler weather and a faster trail, many positions may change and the race remains open and extremely exciting. Tonight we willl enjoy the excellent musher dinner offered by organisers to all participants. Tomorrow the final results.

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