2013 and 2014
Fur Rondezvous Open Champion
& Open North American Champion
Arleigh Reynolds, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Dr. Arleigh Reynolds received a bachelor’s degree in 1983, his veterinary
degree in 1986 and his doctorate degree in 1992 – all from Cornell
University – and became board-certified in veterinary nutrition in 1996.
Dr. Reynolds was an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at Cornell from
1994 to 1998, and then became a Senior Research Scientist at Purina in
1998. He is Director of the Purina research facility at Salcha, Alaska, where
he evaluates the impact of nutrition on the performance of sled dogs, which,
he says, are tremendous athletes that represent a good model for working
dogs. An avid sprint dog competitor, Dr. Reynolds has produced teams that
have won five of the top three finishes in the Fur Rondezvous Open World
Championship in Anchorage since 2009, including winning the 2013 and
Since 2007, his sled dog team has earned seven top three finishes in the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, including winning the Championship in 2013 and 2014, racing seasons in which they were undefeated. Dr. Reynolds is a seven-time International Sled Dog Racing Association medalist – having won the Gold two times – and is the reigning International Federation of Sled Dog Sports World Champion.
Since January Dr. Reynolds has joined the faculty at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he is serving as the Associate Dean of the Department of Veterinary Medicine. This program is a 2 plus 2 program in cooperation with
Colorado State University.
Dr. Sarah Curry
2013 and 2014
Trail veterinarian on CanAm
250, John Beargrease & Race
to the Sky
Dr. Sarah Curry
Dr. Sarah Curry graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2004. A US native, she returned to the States in 2005, working as a general practitioner and then emergency veterinarian in Manchester, NH. During this time, Dr. Curry served as a trail veterinarian on the CanAm 250, John Beargrease and Race to the Sky. She started All Creatures Mobile Veterinary Services in 2012 seeing dogs, cats, and small farm animals on a housecall basis. Animal rescue work, vaccine clinics and a public spay/neuter program through Cocheco Valley Humane Society are an important part of the practice, and a much needed service within the pet community. Dr. Curry has taught First Aid programs for local libraries, Girl Scouts, local emergency clinics and the Animal Control Academy.
Please Note: While dogs are welcome at the fair, they MUST be leashed at all times and please come prepared to pick up after your dog.
Campers must be pre-registered. Go to our lodging page for more information.
The Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair & Seminars is only a month away!
WANTED -- Volunteers - Admission is free for workers! Contact Amy @ 866-364-2668 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JOBS -- set up tables and chairs Friday afternoon, sell raffle tickets, break down tables and chairs Sunday afternoon, help set up rig race Sunday morning, break down rig race Sunday after race and register racers Sunday morning.
Anyone CAMPING on Friday night MUST PRE-REGISTER, DEADLINE TO RECEIVE YOUR CHECK IS SEPTEMBER 27TH, if your plans change your money will be refunded! Go to lodging page for more information or contact email@example.com
Vendors don’t forget to send in your applications to confirm your space!
As the weather cools and mushers' thoughts turn to training their teams in the crisp fall air, there is mounting anticipation for the Northern New England Sled Dog Trade Fair and Seminars. This most highly awaited two-day event on the first weekend in October marks the end of summer and the beginning of fall training in earnest. Held for the past 19 years, this annual fair gives a shot of adrenalin to mushers planning their winter season.
With exceptional, world-renowned motivating keynote speakers and practical seminars, the NNESDTFS has something for all levels. From beginners with one husky and a scooter to veteran mushers with many highly trained experienced sled dogs, there is always something new to learn or new equipment to demo. Vendors carry items specifically for mushing -- everything from sleds, dryland training rigs, and related sled dog equipment to t-shirts and warm winter clothing.
Families and just plain dog lovers will also find many exciting things to do and see. Saturday afternoon's raffle drawing is always a fun time with many, many wonderful prizes. Sunday morning's dryland race is always a huge success and great crowd pleaser.
Mostly however the Trade Fair is a wonderful gathering of mushers and dog lovers -- a place to see old friends and make new ones. There is a pot luck barbecue dinner on Saturday night with entertaining dog competitions following. Kick off your season with this fun, educational event.
Written by: Loranne Carey of Snow Star Farm