Jo Winther

President

I am excited to be back on the NVSDC committee after having a few years break.  I have been on a number of committees over the years including: Pony Club; NVSDC; Falls Creek Sled Dog Classic; and Arctic Rescue Victoria.  I was part of the NVSDC committee when we held the ASSA Nationals in 2015 with such a large number or competitors and great outcomes.  I enjoy being part of communities that are animal focussed, as they are a big part of my life (both dogs and horses).

Our family have been involved in the sport of sledding for 18 years.  I have watched our kennel grow significantly and our kids go from Mini Pee Weeks to open classes – and running in the snow, including racing in New Zealand.  I am so proud of my families (including our dogs) achievements.  I love to see the joy on the kids or Vaughan’s face when they have had a great race – nailing all their turns and running well together.  I have run in most of the classes on dirt and the 2 dog class on the snow.  The last few years I have been unable to race, but have participated in either handling or timing at many events – hopefully I will be right to run again soon.

I am committed to helping the sport grow and develop by listening to feedback from mushers.  I am not scared to make changes that benefits the sport.  I am looking forward to an exciting 2019.

Jo Winther