Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation Elects Officers

Jack Fisher. Photo by Tod Marks

Edited Press Release

Jack Fisher, a Hall of Fame trainer and a prominent member of the steeplechase community, has been re-elected president of the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation. Based in Monkton, Md., Fisher is continuing his role as president of the 501(c)3 non-profit after successfully navigating the organization through two challenging years as a result of the pandemic. Fisher spearheaded the Foundation’s 2020 fundraising campaign to purchase new EASYFIX fences for the National Steeplechase Association. He is also a member of the NSA board of directors.

The Foundation’s Executive Committee also elected James A. Brodie as vice president. Brodie is a New Jersey steeplechase owner and has participated in the sport as a steward. Katherine Neilson, a Pennsylvania-based trainer of stakes winners over both hurdles and timber, was elected treasurer, while Michael E Hoffman, best known as the owner and rider of 2001 Maryland Hunt Cup winner Solo Lord, was elected secretary.

A Foundation priority in 2022 will be to provide continued support for the NSA’s livestreaming efforts, as the Association continues to seek new ways to bring the sport of steeplechasing to homes across America and Europe. In addition, the Foundation looks forward to continuing its support of amateur riders, safety, and the general promotion of the sport.

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