Vers. 23.1 as at 9 September 2023


The objective of the WSA World Trophy is to provide mushers with an international circuit of sprint and dryland competitions at which they can gain points in five classes towards becoming the overall World Trophy winner at the end of the season.


  1. The WSA Sprint & Dryland World Trophy is held annually and runs from the day after the WSA Sprint and Mid-Distance World Championship until the second race day of the WSA Sprint and Mid-Distance World Championship of the following year.
  2. For every race points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in each class.
  3. The musher with the most points in a class after the second race day of the WSA Sprint and Mid-Distance World Championship of the following year, becomes the WSA World Trophy winner of that class.
  4. The price giving ceremony for the WSA World Trophy will take place during the mushers’ dinner of the WSA Sprint and Mid-Distance World Championship.
  5. For a result to be included in the WSA World Trophy ranking, mushers need to have a valid WDL (WSA racing licence) at the time of the respective WSA World Trophy race.
  6. WSA World Trophy points and rankings will be calculated and published centrally by the WSA.
  7. For a class to be included in the WSA World Trophy ranking, at least five (5) competitors need to start in the class. However, not all starters in the class need to have a valid WDL for mushers to be able to gain World Trophy points in that class. World Trophy points will be allocated in line with the ranking that was achieved (e.g. the 5th ranked musher receives 7 points even if the first four mushers in the class don’t have a WDL).
  8. At present, there is no World Trophy for Juniors.
  9. Every WSA member can nominate one of their sprint or dryland races as a World Trophy event. Nominations need to be received by the date of the WSA General Assembly. If by 30 September a weekend during the racing season is still available, a WSA member can propose a second sprint or dryland race as a World Trophy event.
  10. On any given weekend, only one World Trophy race can take place. Race weekends are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
  11. Results achieved at the WSA Dryland World Championship and the WSA World Championships Sprint & Mid-Distance also count towards the WSA World Trophy rankings.
  12. World Trophy races must follow WSA Race Rules. Having a WSA race marshal or race judge to oversee the World Trophy race is desirable but not mandatory.

WSA World Trophy Classes

Class 1: Skijoring, Pulka, Bikejoring, Canicross, Scooter 1-dog

Class 2: 2-Dogs, Scooter 2-dogs

Class 3: 4-Dogs, DR4

Class 4: 6-Dogs, DR6

Class 5: 8-Dogs, Unlimited, DR8

If at a race fewer than 5 competitors are entered in a category, Siberian Husky and freight categories can be combined (e.g. 2-Dogs-1 & 2-Dogs-2 but not bikejoring and canicross). In this case, freighting teams receive a time credit to make the times between Siberian Husky teams and freighting teams (Greenland Dogs, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Canadian Eskimo Dogs, Yakutian Laikas) comparable.

If there are sufficient high-value World Trophy prices, the WSA will divide Class 5 into two separate classes (8-Dogs & Unlimited).

World Trophy Scoring System

For every race points are awarded to the top 10 finishers:

1st place: 20 points4th place: 10 points7th place: 4 points10th place: 1 point
2nd place: 15 points5th place: 7 points8th place: 3 points
3rd place: 12 points6th place: 5 points9th place: 2 points

WSA World Trophy Calendar 2023/24

11-12 Nov 2023DrylandVisbecker Schlittenhunderennen – Dulmen (GER)Schlittenhundesportverein Münsterland
25-26 Nov 2023DrylandItalian Dryland Championship – Beroide di Spoleto (ITA)Antartica
2-3 Dec 2023DrylandPampa – Houthalen-Helchteren (BEL)Mushing Belgium
9-10 Dec 2023Dryland*WSA Dryland World Championship – Mühlberg Drei Gleichen (GER)SSCT/ VDSV
13-14 Jan 2024SprintVermiglio 2024 – Vermiglio (ITA)Antartica
20-21 Jan 2024SprintInt. Schlittenhunderennen Unterjoch (GER)Baden-Württembergischer Schlittenhundesport-Club (BWSC)
27-28 Jan 2024SprintDrumul Romanilor – Piatra Fântânele (ROM)Club Sportiv Sleddog Bistrita-Nasaud (CSSBN)
10-11 Feb 2024SprintInt. Schlittenhunderennen Lenk (SWI)Schweizer Schlittenhundesport Verein (SSV)
1-2 Mar 2024Sprint*WSA World Championship Sprint & MD – Sportgastein (AUT)RSSC Austria

* World Championship