Kristine Woerheide

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Kristine Woerheide

Kristine Woerheide

Ely, MN

My name is Kristine Woerheide, and I grew up in Lutsen, Minnesota. I currently live in Ely and am a veterinarian. I have always had a passion for the outdoors and animals. Mushing is the next most obvious step, right? I forgot to mention my concurrent passion for challenges and hard work that pays off.

I enjoy learning from the animals I am surrounded by every day. I’m lucky to have amazing mentors and dogs to work with. I’m looking forward to the adventures that winter is sure to bring.

How many lead dogs in your team?


Who are your dog handlers?

Friends and family

What is your age as of Jan 25, 2020?


Kennel name

Manitou Crossing Kennel

Rig size

Truck and trailer

What inspired you to start running sled dogs and how old were you when you started?

Handling for Jennifer Freking in my mind 20s sparked my initial interest in running sled dogs.