Dogsled Express History

Pat Campbell – Where I’ve been & what I’ve been up to!

        ·      Began mushing in 1991·      Operated winter sled dog guide business (Dogsled Express) 1994 through 1998·      Started racing in 1997

·      Restarted Dogsled Express guided tours and continued to race through 2004-2005

racing accomplishments

        MONTANA’S 350 MILE RACE TO THE SKY
        ·      1998- 2004:Longest current streak of continuous starts·      2000: Won a special Sportsmanship Award·      2002: Won the Most Improved Musher Award

·      2002: Won the Persistence Award a special award from the trail coordinators

·      2003: Best finish of 12th place of 28 entries

·      2004: Competed

·      2005: Race cancelled due to lack of snow!

·      2006: Will continue longest streak of continuous starts

        OREGON’S ATTA BOY 300 STAGE RACE
        ·      2001: Completed and won a Sportsmanship Award·      2002: Completed·      2003: Completed
        WASHINGTON’S CASCADE QUEST 225
        ·      2004: 3rd Place finish·      2004: Won the Sportsmanship Award·      2004: Won the Veterinarian’s Award for Best Kept Team
       CALIFORNIA’S ARROWHEAD 135
        ·      2005: 3rd Place finish (2 hrs.behind 1st place finisher-Martin Koenig and 1hr. behind
      Terry Adkins, who’s kennel at that time had the most Iditarod miles than anyone in history)
  2008/09 – Me and the kids (the awesome dogs) are training vigorously to compete in the Siskiyou Sled Dog Races’ 220 Mile Distance Race, California’s very first Iditarod Qualifier! Come out to the races and support him.  Dog Sled Express is a major sponsor of the event.  Pat serves as Chairperson of the Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association and Race Coordinator of the Associations Annual Siskiyou Sled Dog Races. We’re looking forward to giving you a ride in the winter wonderland this season.Oh, and by the way, I recently became engaged to the lovely and talented Lisa Wright who somehow has agreed to take me and the Kids seriously.
SLED DOG SPORTING COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
        CALIFORNIA’S ARROWHEAD 135 ·      2005: Trail Coordinator·      Responsible for bringing the Arrowhead Race to Siskiyou County

·      Served as local race coordinator and gathered key officials and volunteers

·      Designed the 2005 race format

·      Mentored Ashley Skeen of Weed, Ca. for her senior graduation project on mushing. (Ashley competed in the Arrowhead 4 dog class, taking 4th place of 13 teams.)

        OTHER PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES 2004-2005
        ·      Spokesperson for the Dogsled Express and the Arrowhead 135 at over 15 regional speaking engagements including schools, Lion’s, Rotary, & Kiwanis Clubs, Chambers of Commerce, Sons of Italy,  and Granges*·      Four North State & Southern Oregon TV interview appearances*
        PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES  2005-2006
        ·      Founding member – Siskiyou Snow Dog Sporting Association (SSDSA)·      Trail and Race Organizer for the Siskiyou 135 Sled Dog Races·        Radio, TV appearances, newspaper interviews and speaking engagements
       on behalf of Dogsled Express, SSDSA and the Siskiyou 135Sled Dog Races*

·      Educator/Trainer – Beginning and advanced Mushing & Dog Care Clinics for the SSDSA

·      Siskiyou County 5th-6th grade Outdoor Program through the Siskiyou County Office of Education

BUSINESS GOALS for DOGSLED EXPRESS
      ·      Build my guide business and breeding program·      Improve my dog care knowledge and skills·      Continue racing.  In 2006, major races planned are Race to the Sky, Siskiyou 135, & Cascade Quest

·      Breed, train and race the first California dog team to compete in and finish the Iditarod

·      Educate my customers and the communities about snowdog sports in leisure and competition

* In 2001, I trained a dog named Louise and loaned her to Buck Church, a veteran musher from Christmas Valley, Oregon.  He took Louise with him to compete at the Iditarod that year.  Halfway through the race, Buck’s young leaders started to loose their confidence.  He moved Louise into the lead position because I had informed him of Louise’s leadership abilities.  She then took him the last 500 miles to proudly finish the Iditarod at Nome.  Louise is the first California trained dog to complete the Iditarod.  Being that Louise is very beautiful, friendly and somewhat of a California celebrity, she regularly travels with me to many of my speaking engagements and classes

 
Photo: Taken prior to the last leg of the AttaBoy 300 2002 Mt. Bachelor, Oregon with Libby Riddles, first woman to win the Iditarod in 1985.  Thanks Libby!

 

Hike Up!
Pat Campbell
Owner / Operator / Musher
Dogsled Express Kennel – Rides & Racing
P. O. Box 452, Etna CA 96027
530-467-3009
rides@dogsledexpress.com

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