Join hosts Robert Forto and KP as they welcome sprint mushers, Ronja and Ylva Leegaard to The Dog Driver Show. Ronja and Ylva are sisters and have been mushing for most of their lives in Norway getting advice from one of the sport’s legends, their grandfather, Roger Leegaard.
What we talk about on this episode:
- How they got started in mushing
- Mushing on the world stage
- Ronja’s job in the Air Force
- Future goals
Host, Robert Forto’s Bio: Robert Forto is the training director for Alaska Dog Works where they train dogs for canine obedience, working dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs for clients all over North America. He is also a dog musher and he and his wife operate a 40-dog mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska, called Team Ineka. They can often be seen at local races and leading expeditions in the Alaska backcountry with outdoor leadership students at the University of Alaska. Robert is the producer of Dog Works Radio that has been on the air since 2009 and is currently simulcast on a local radio station, KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.
Host, Kourosh Partow’s Bio: KP as he is known in the sled dog world is a world class sprint musher that has raced sled dogs all over the world. He lives in Chugiak, Alaska with his wife, Deanna and their kennel of sled dogs. KP brings an interesting perspective to Dog Works Radio as he can share stories and conduct interviews with those people involved in the sport from all over the world.
Links and Resources Mentioned:
- Ronja Leegaard on Facebook
- Ylva Leegaard on Facebook
- Team Leegaard on Facebook
- Chugiak Dog Mushers Association
- CDMA on Facebook
- RSS feed for our show: https://dogworksradio.libsyn.com/rss
- Alaska Dog Works
- Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto
- Dog Works Radio on Twitter: @dogworksradio
- Michele Forto on Twitter: @micheleforto
- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
- Dog Works Radio on Facebook
- Dog Works Radio on Instagram
- KVRF in Alaska
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Where we are going? (In real life)
- Podcast Movement 19 in Orlando
- The AORE & AEE Joint National Conference
- Live coverage of the Alaska Dog Works Dryland Derby 2019
- Rock n Roller Coaster Tour 19#rocknroller19 to live host The Coaster Geeks Podcast
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