The QRILL Pet Teams
WE ARE CHANGING THE WORLD OF WINTER SPORTS FOR DOGS
Healthy, happy, and enduring dogs and athletes
Focusing on race-winning performance, along with making a positive contribution to these unique and challenging endurance sports, QRILL Pet Teams are more than ‘just’ teams. Our mission is to indisputably become the best long-distance sled dog team and skijoring team.
We believe that we can help create a better understanding and in addition drive innovation, improve dogs’ health, and promote the sport of the mushing. To achieve this, we have brought together the best athletes and industry players. Together, we want to advance pet nutrition and race-equipment, as well as drive new research to improve the well-being of both dogs and athletes.
QRILL Pet Mushing Team
Sled dogs are special animals that need a special diet, designed to cover their nutritional needs. With this in mind, QRILL Pet set out on a journey to investigate the sport of dog mushing. Launched in 2018 ( Oslo, Norway), QRILL Pet Mushing Team includes Thomas Wærner, Marit Beate Kasin, Hanna Lyrek, and Joar Ulsom.
2019, the year we had our first season, was a great success. Thomas Wærner won both Europe's toughest long-distance races, Femund and Finnmark's Race. In addition, Hanna Lyrek became the youngest to ever win the shorter distance Finnmark Race.
The following year (2020), finished off with yet an amazing performance by Thomas Wærner, which ended up as the Iditarod & QRILL Pet Arctic World Series champion.
After such an incredible start and promising results on research, we are certain that this is only the start of an exceptional journey.
"Being part of the QRILL Pet Mushing team gives me a unique opportunity to share stories and knowledge about the dogs and their achievements, with people from around the world."
Marit Beate Kasin
Professional Dog Musher & Journalist
QRILL Pet Arctic World Series
QRILL PAWS's mission is to help the sport and the mushing community to grow, and strengthen the separate race organizations, as well as showcase the world-class dog care this sport is famous for.
The QRILL Pet Team
The team includes dog mushing athlete Yngve Hoel and Yvette Hoel. Yngve and Yvette have been top contenders in short distance dog mushing - Ski-dog (skijoring), for many years.
They are among Norway's most merited athletes, with respectively 61 and 10 medals from European and World Championships, including 17 gold medals.
Yngve is the current European and Norwegian Champion, and he is two times winner of the "King´s Trophy".
In addition, he also has gold medal in sprint 4-dog sled at the Norwegian Championship. Despite keeping their focus on the winter season, Yngve and Yvette also compete in dryland racing, much like scooter and bikejoring in the summertime. Skis are then swapped out with a two-wheeled kick bike or mountain bike.
The siblings grew up in Hadeland, Norway, and have been around dogs and mushing their whole life. Between them, they have 5 dogs, which are of a good mix between vorsteh, pointer and greyhound.
We are proud to be a part of the QRILL Pet Team. QRILL Pet contributes to developing dog mushing as a sport. Additionally, it gives the athletes room to reach their potential both during training and racing.
Yngve Hoel & Yvette Hoel
QRILL Pet team members
Pet Food With QRILL Pet
Your dog can also benefit from the proven health benefits of QRILL Pet. Look for dog food brands with the "Powered by QRILL Pet” logo on the packaging.