Riley Dyche

26 year old Yukon Quest rookie

My Sponsors:
Dan & Chris Turner, Alaska Icefield Expeditions

Nationality: American
Current Residence: Fairbanks
Occupation(s): Musher, Tour Guide
Kennel Name: Darkhorse Racing Kennel
Name Origination:
Kennel Bloodlines: Alaskan Huskies
Breeds: Hayashida, Swingley, Hall
# of Dogs in Kennel: 24


Musher Question & Answer

How many years have you been running dogs?
7

Tell us about your dogs?
I will be running a team of mostly two year old dogs which I have raised from pups.

How did you get started running dogs?
Giving winter tours during college in Colorado.

What do you love most about running sled dogs?
The connection with the dogs.

Are you a member of any other organizations involved in sled dog sports?
Old Murphy Dome Dog Mushers

Why did you enter the Yukon Quest? What are your goals for the race?
To finish with a strong team of dogs. I have a very young team so I just want them to see the trail and have fun.

What music do you listen to on the trail?
I actually don't listen to much music on the trail.

How did your dogs get their names?/ How do you choose names?
I name pups in themes. For example: Pearl, Jam and Vedder.

List recent sled dog races and/or best performances
2016 - Copper Basin 300 - 16th; 2015 - Copper Basin 300 - 18th; 2014 - Two Rivers 200 - 18th