HUNDREDS of huskies raced through the mud to compete in a world championships.

Swapping traditional snow for the turf at Firle Country Estate near Lewes, more that 150 teams competed for the title of dryland world champion.

Teams from 15 countries took part in the thrilling 5km race.

Visitors got to meet the dogs and learn more about the winter sport during the two-day event at the weekend.

Wayne Ladd, of Robertsbridge, was at the event.

He said: “The racing was muddy but great to watch.”

Another visitor, Kim Pope, said: “It was a good day except for the mud.”

However some visitors complained that the event did not include the expected Christmas market.

Hannah Buss said: “No Christmas market, came home early a little disappointed.”

Rosie Pickersgill said: “Where was the Christmas market? There was also a lack of information about the different categories of racing, and what time we could watch these races. Surprised to see huskies pulling bicycles, which was exciting. Found out as we were leaving that there were going to be runners with huskies too.”