The SSC-NL (sled dog sport club Netherlands) is a nationally operating organization in the field of sled dog sport. Operating under the banner of the IFSS (part of Sportaccord and Olympic Chanel)

One weekend a year we have a competition in Knegsel (Eindhoven) and it is always in the last weekend of October. The international sled dog competition Kivo Kempentrail is one of the largest dryland competitions in the Benelux. With more than 150 starters from home and abroad every year.


It will start in different classes from running with a dog to teams of 12 dogs and more.

More than 1000 dogs will be present during the weekend.

The Kivo Kempentrail is open to the public for free, and it is also a fun outing for the whole family. You can see the dogs running past on the track, but the stake out (where all dogs are) is freely accessible to the public.

Why is the competition called KIVO Kempentrail

The Kivo Kempentrail is so named because KIVO PETFOOD owner Cor van Loon has had a warm heart for the Sledehonden Sport Club Nederland since the competition was founded about 30 years ago. The Kivo Kempentrail has become a big name in the sled dog world, partly due to the collaboration with Kivo Petfood.

Cor van Loon started working in the shed of his father-in-law Bert in the Schoolstraat in Veldhoven in 1986. In 1990 Cor van Loon took over Kivo Petfood and expanded it further. Kivo Petfood got more and more points of sale, even throughout the Benelux!


Today there is a bustling production center in a town near Eindhoven, where Grandpa Bert's grandchildren are at the helm. They often think back to their grandfather and never forget the craft and authenticity he put into the products. These two essential ingredients are always at the top of the recipe list. All products are still produced with a lot of knowledge about carnivores.


The range is quite extensive, but each product has the same way of thinking as that of their grandfather: honest and natural food without frills. Something that is unfortunately no longer so obvious these days. They are proud of this and are happy to share this with everyone who cares about dogs and cats.

We at the SSC-NL are also proud that we can carry the name Kivo Kempentrail and that the current owners Esmee and Rick van Loon still stand behind our club after all these years.


For more information about the products of Kivo Petfood click here .

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