17 — Ben Barrett from Middlebury, Vermont.
Straight out of high school in 2016 Ben learned to dogsled at a tour kennel in the Canadian Arctic where he fell in love with the sport. In 2017, he trained and raced dogs with Doug Butler. The pair mostly work out on 4-wheelers and carts, and travel into the Green Mountains or Adirondack Mountains for snow. Last year, Ben helped found Cobble Hill Kennel, a dogsled tour company in Middlebury Vermont. Ben has extensive experience working with teams of 16 dogs but has limited race experience because most races in New England were cancelled the past few winters because of poor weather. Ben is excited to step up his game, and experience mushing at the highest level at the 2020 Pedigree Stage Stop Race