True North is excited to be to be sponsoring Team Zoya during the 2017 Iditarod! View the 2017 Iditarod Trail map here. Be sure to visit this page often as we share updates on Team Zoya!
Stop by our branch to open an account today! For a limited time, we are offering a free gift when you open a new account.*
Follow Zoya's progress here!
Exciting start in Anchorage...GO, GO, TEAM ZOYA!
MEET TEAM ZOYA!
Team Zoya is led by musher, Zoya Denure Schandelmeier. Zoya is originally from Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Before dogs and sledding, Zoya was a fashion model and outdoor enthusiast for 13 years, walking the runways from Shanghai, China to Milan, Italy. It was when Zoya met a sled dog racer in Wisconsin during one of her trips home between modeling assignments that sparked interest in sled dogs. The journey began...
She moved to Alaska in 2003 to learn about sled dogs. Dog sledding turned into a passion for Zoya. She began putting together her own team; turning that passion into a goal to run in the Iditarod. That dream became a reality in 2008 finishing her rookie year in the Iditarod! CNN conducted a great interview of Zoya, check it out here.
To learn more about Team Zoya, visit the kennel website at www.dogsleddenali.com.
*One gift per account opened. Limited supply available. Expires March 31, 2017.