Hello Pedigree Stage Stop Race Fans.
In 2020 Rachel Courtney finished in 4th place, 2021 she sat out due to Covid restrictions and then returned for the 2022 race, finishing 13th.
When she was ten years old in Mainburg, Germany, Rachel started mushing with her pet Siberian Husky, and was “immediately hooked on mushing.” Four years later she began bikejoring, riding a bike with a dog pulling. At 18, she came to Canada to learn more about the sport, and after handling for Chris Turner in The Pas, Manitoba quickly realized that is what she wanted to do. “I own a kennel of 18 sled dogs. This will be my fourth year running the Stage Stop, and I am excited to return for this year’s race!”
I caught up with her while she was still training at home in Manitoba: