Sponsored by Terry, COnnie and Zuni Eddy
Ariel has my back, and I have hers, an incredible bond formed over the last four years. With her positive energy, beautiful red coloring and wagging tail, Ariel sticks out from the crowd.
Ariel, I have found, possess a uniquely single-minded focus for what the most important thing is in the moment: food, water, hugs, chasing my sister’s cat, or running. It is that single-minded focus that lends herself to succeeding as a single leader, in her first year leading races she single-led the last 120 miles of the UP200 and the second leg of the Can Am 100. Ariel’s rise to leadership is a great example of patience, as she moved over the course of three years from leading dirt runs to training runs to races. Also, I’ve learned that Ariel is a leader not because she wants to be making decisions like Wembley, but because she loves doing things with her friends.
Ariel commits 120% to whatever is most important in the moment, a unique kind of drive that distinguishes her from her sister Aurora. While Aurora possesses a natural leadership that Ariel did not show as a young dog, Ariel thrives as a single leader whereas Aurora does not prefer being up there alone.
Ariel and Aurora were the ‘Disney Princess’ litter, that also includes Snow White, Jasmine, and Cinderella. With a litter of mostly girls, there was one boy and you can probably guess his name…yep, it's Prince Charming.
Beargrease Marathon 2019 (Leader)
Can Am 250 2019 (Leader)
UP200 2018 (Single lead)
Can Am 100 2018 (Single lead)
Can Am 250 2017
Can Am 250 2016
Mahoosuc 100 2016
Solomon (Little) x Swann (Stielstra)