Our involvement in dog sledding started when my husband and I moved to the country near Swartz Creek, Michigan. I wanted a dog that looked like one I saw in a Disney movie and one thing led to another.
In 1991 we purchased our 1st Siberian Husky and then found his brother at the local Humane Society. We joined a recreational dog sledding club called the Mid Union Sled Haulers, more commonly known as M.U.S.H., in 1992 and have been actively involved in the sport since that time.
We have primarily raced with the M.U.S.H. club and have participated in independant races at Mackinaw and Kalkaska. We have also attended seminars and events sponsored by the ISDRA, MIDD and GLSDA organizations. My husband and I have both held board positions in the M.U.S.H. club and have been mentors since 1994. We like the family atmosphere of the M.U.S.H. organization and never had the desire to race professionally.
From the very beginning we talked about moving north someday, where there was more snow, better trails and a longer season. In 2008, that dream became a reality and we found a piece of property near Cadillac that borders the Manistee National Forrest with miles and miles of scenic trails. Now we have the opportunity to share this little piece of God’s magnificent creation and a unique sport during one of Michigan's most beautiful seasons.