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Riley Dyche

Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska


Riley Dyche grew up in Farragut, Iowa and started running dogs in Leadville, Colorado in 2010, while he was attending college there, with a major in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. He moved to Alaska in the spring of 2013 to work for Alaska Icefield Expeditions. While there he met Matt Hall. He handled for Matt that year and then a year with Ryne Olsen and then a year with Sven Haltmann, before he started his own kennel, Dark Horse Racing Kennel, in 2016. He continues to spend summers on the Denver Glacier in Skagway, offering tours for Alaska Icefield Expeditions. In the winter he focuses on training and racing at his home north of Fairbanks. This year, Riley will be running his team from the past year’s race and will be looking to utilize what we learned in 2020 to improve in 2021.