SSC-NL Sledehonden Sport Club Nederland

The Sled Dogs Sport Club Netherlands was founded in 1988 and is affiliated with the:


  • - European Sleddog Racing Association (ESDRA), a European umbrella organization,

  • - The World Sports Association for Sled Dog Sports, the International Federation of Sleddog Sports (IFSS)

  • -ESDRA partners with the World Sleddog Association (WSA)

Through the IFSS membership, the SSC-NL is affiliated with the World Sports Association, which includes all recognized sports under international sports laws.


This is the GAISF, the General Association of International Sport Federation . The GAISF is again directly under the IOC, International Olympic Committee. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on June 23, 1894 and heads the Olympic Movement. The organization is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. The chairman of the IOC is the German Thomas Bach, who was chosen in 2013 as the successor of the Belgian Jacques Rogge.

The IOC promotes both top sport and sport for everyone, in accordance with the Olympic Charter. An important task is to ensure that Olympic Games or Winter Olympic Games are organized every two years. The IOC owns all rights of the organization, marketing and television images of the Olympic Games. Most of the income of the IOC comes from Olympic television rights and from the TOP sponsorship program.

The IOC has approximately 110 members and 30 honorary members from all over the world. These are individuals who operate as representatives of the IOC in their own country. It is therefore not the case that they represent their own country within the IOC. Members are elected for eight years and can subsequently be re-elected for new eight-year terms. At the end of the year in which they turn 70, members have to withdraw. IOC members elected before 1999 can continue until the age of 80 years. The IOC members meet once a year during a multi-day IOC session. Each member has voting rights and can submit topics.

So if the sled dog sport ever becomes an Olympic sport, the SSC-NL is the ONLY Dutch association that can apply for Olympic status.


The aim of the SSC-NL is to promote sled dog sport, in the broadest sense of the word. This means that the use of all types of sled dogs in sport is allowed, provided that the dogs, PHYSICAL, and MENTAL, are capable of doing so.


In addition to promoting competitive sport, the SSC-NL is now also more involved in touring with sled dogs.
People who prefer to tour with their dogs, instead of running competitions, can now also contact the SSC-NL for information.


If you become a member of the SSC-NL, you first become an aspirant member, you can then become a full member if you have run 3 official snow races in 1 season.