Dog Sled Rides on Saturday February 4th from 11a.m. to 3p.m.

Dog Sled Rides

Categories: Events & Activities,Kearney Dog Sled Races

Sugar Dogs Adventure Company is coming back to Kearney to offer Dog Sled Rides on Saturday February 4th from 11a.m. to 3p.m. This will give you a taste of what dog sledding is like. Ed Schmidt of Sugar Dogs Adventure Company will be arriving in Kearney Saturday morning with a couple of expert handlers and 14 very excited dogs that can’t wait to take you for a ride.

Ed has over 20 years of experience in the dog sled industry. Ten years ago he started his own business called Sugar Dogs Adventure Company. He provides specialized tours from one hour to full days. He has grown his business and now has 33 dogs running for him.

It all started when Ed asked his parents for a cat, then one day his Dad came home with a husky puppy. What was with that? But he has never regretted it. He left home for the Big City and it was the love for his dog that brought him back to the north. He started out with skijoring, before he realized it was skijoring. He just knew the dog needed to run and he couldn’t just let him go, so he tied the dog to himself and put on a pair of skis.

Kids to Adults everyone is welcome to go for a ride. Cost is $10 for children and $15 for Adults. You can pay cash at the event or purchase your ride at the souvenir booth in the Kearney Community Centre.

These exciting rides will take place on a groomed trail behind Kearney O’Neils on Highway 518East, on the left just before the Kearney Community Centre when coming into town. Check out Ed’s website at or their facebook page. A reminder to all that your pets are best left at home this weekend. Pets are not permitted in the Dog Sled Ride area in or out of your vehicle.


4 Responses to "Dog Sled Rides"

  1. Aurora Oegema Posted on December 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Hello I am bring my family from Ingersoll Ontario for my son’s 6th birthday. We would like to do the dog slay ride but just would like to confirm the date. The website said Saturday the 4th but the 4th is a Sunday. We are planning for the Sunday but I can change thing around if the dog slay rides for visitors are on the Saturday (3rd). Please let me know as soon as possible as I was going to tell them on Christmas about our trip.
    Thank you

    • Tori White Posted on January 29, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Hi Aurora,

      I am sorry for the delay in responding, I only received this today (January 29, 2018). The story you read was actually regarding the Dog Sled Rides at the 2017 Kearney Dog Sled Races, hence why February 4th is a Saturday. We have scheduled Dog Sled Rides by Sugar Dogs Adventure Company on both Saturday and Sunday this year, however, the recent warm weather has created poor trail conditions right now in Kearney and we may have to cancel or postpone our event entirely. We will make an official announcement from Facebook Thursday February 1st at 10AM. If we get the snow that is forecasted and we can save the trails, then there will be dog sled rides available this weekend, however if we have to cancel the Kearney Dog Sled Races, the dog sled rides will also be cancelled. Even if we are able to postpone the Kearney Dog Sled Races, we will not be able to re-book the Sugar Dogs Adventure Company as they are booked solid all winter.

  2. Linda Dawn Hammond Posted on January 12, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Hello- I am a photojournalist for Alamy UK and IndyFoto, and am interested in attending the dog sledding event and ride. Can you suggest the best places to photograph the race and accomodation close to the activities. Thanks!
    Linda Dawn Hammond

    • Tori White Posted on January 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm

      Hi Linda,

      I am sorry for the delay in responding, I only received this today (January 29, 2018). There are several good places to shoot pictures from, but they would be difficult to explain in writing, with no knowledge of the area. We post a list of local accommodations on our website at and we’d be happy to show you some choice spots to take pictures when you arrive. Please come into the Kearney Community Centre to our “Command Centre” in the Seniors Room and we’ll set you up. Please also keep an eye on our Facebook page for further news about trail conditions and such before making the trip up.

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