Iditarod and Yukon Quest musherSebastian Schnülle, born the 05/21/1970 in Wuppertal/Germany, grew up in Friedeberg in East Friesland/Germany, studies environment-technology after an industrial -mechanic education at Mercedes Benz. Aged 25 years, he leaves his German home and works in a national park in Ontario/Canada. In 1997 he moves to the Yukon Territory, a year after a canoe-tour of several weeks on the Mackenzie River from Tuktoyaktuk to the Bering Sea.
He makes friends with a stray sled dog and gives him the name "Blue": Blue Kennels is named after this first dog and Sebastian, or Sab, starts mushing and participates in different races. In 1999 he fails as Rookie at his first attempt in the 1.000-Miles-Yukon-Quest and improves his skill from year to year. In 2005 he places the 9th, in 2006 the 6th and in 2007 the 7th. During these 3 years he also participates in the 1.000-Mile-Iditarod: Sab finishes 38th in 2005, 35th in 2006 , 22nd in 2007, 10th in 2008. He regularly participates in other races: Copper Basin, Knik, Kusko, Kobuk and Sheep Mountain. Every year, also other Mushers train with dogs from his Kennel in order to start in races, e.g. Roland Waldispühl, who finished 2nd in the Yukon Quest 300 in 2006. The season 2008-09 was the most succesful to this point, with Sebastian´s 1st Place finish in the Yukon Quest and a 2nd place finish in the Iditarod.