New IFSS Continental Director

As of the next IFSS General Assembly in June the new IFSS Continental Director will take up the role, Ray Holliday from New Zealand will take on the role going forward

below is is the profile of Ray

Ray Holliday

My involvement with sled dogs sports in NZ began in 1991 when my wife Dianne bought a pet Siberian, it coincided with the beginnings of the sled dog sports here in the South Island of NZ. We very quickly got caught up in the movement. Dianne and I set up the Cheechako Siberians Kennel and spent the next 25+ years developing a line of working Siberians based on the Norris’s Anadyr strain and the Stead’s Northome lines. At one stage we had 28 Siberians in the kennel. Along with the Siberians I also had some association with Samoyeds in the very early days and also with Alaskans via a friend who had them. Over the time we have been involved with the dogs I have also been heavily involved in administration. At club level I have held a variety of positions within the South Island Siberian Husky club (SISHC) including both President and VP. At national level I have again done terms on the executive as both President and VP and recently stepped back up to the VP position.

While my days of actively running dogs are pretty much over I still stay involved through the administration work, am involved in a Junior mentoring program and for a good number of years have been a qualified Race Marshall under the NZFSS RM system, adjudicating at Races around NZ.

My solid background in actively working dogs for over 25 years and my administration experience I am looking forward to this role with the IFSS.