Pedigree® Stage Stop Junior Mushers Give Back to their Communities

Select students, aged 9 to 13, from the Pedigree® Stage Stop race communities of Jackson, Lander, Alpine, Pinedale, Big Piney, Marbleton, Kemmerer,  Driggs Idaho, And surrounding States are invited to participate in a sled dog race of their own at January 26th 2018 4:00 pm in the Jackson Town Square.

The Pedigree® Stage Stop, the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, invites host communities to send two students to represent their towns in this short exhibition fun run. Alternate students are chosen to fill vacancies as available. In order to participate in the race, students agree to perform 10 hours of community service work prior to the race.

“We encourage all communities to send students to this amazing event”, says Stage Stop Race Director Dan Carter. “It’s a one-in-a-lifetime experience for students to interact with world-class mushers and their teams.’

Students do not need their own dogs or previous mushing experience to participate – equipment and dog teams are provided by the Pedigree® Stage Stop. The 2018 Jr. Stage Stop is coordinated by the Board for the Pedigree® Stage Stop under Race Director Dan Carter and Assistant Director Dianna Lehn.

Lead Teacher on the Trail for 2018 Pedigree® Stage Stop is Katie Williams.
See link below to her educational portal.

Stage Stop Education

2018 Junior Musher Representative William Shade

William is 12 years old. He enjoys trapping, hunting, historic re-enacting, and muzzleloading. He’s also a Junior Staff Writer for Sled Dogger Magazine, enjoys participating in his local 4H club, raising turkeys, and cheering for his favorite sled dog team Bath Racing Kennel.


Junior Musher Race Coordinator

Assistant Race Director Dianna Lehn

Pedigree® Stage Stop Team Sponsors