The National Steeplechase Foundation will host its first young rider racing clinic at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. Sunday’s clinic is open to all young riders 18 and under of any skill level. The clinic will cover all the basics of how to get involved and ride in young rider and
In time for the Winterthur Races, friends and associates prepared a loving video tribute to George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, the visionary conservationist, philanthropist, artist, and accomplished sportsman who died in late April at the age of 79.
He had long and intimate connections to both Winterthur and the Radnor Hunt Races. A lifelong resident of the Brandywine Valley, he led a carriage parade each year from his home, The Big Bend in Chadds Ford, Pa., to the Winterthur grounds.
In 1967, he and two associates purchased 47 acres of Chadds Ford threatened by industrial development, and that land formed the core of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art. The Conservancy is the principal beneficiary of the Radnor races.
A graduate of Yale University, he was a protégé of Andrew Wyeth, a Brandywine Valley resident whose works grace the galleries of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, which opened in 1971.
Austin A. Brown, legendary horseman and gentleman, died peacefully May 4th on Hilton Head Island. In 1943, at the age of 16, Austin Brown received his first amateur jockey’s license. He rode in 14 Iroquois steeplechase races, winning three times and joining the Iroquois Steeplechase Hall of Fame in 2008. He rode in three Maryland
A 30-minute documentary featuring the Carolina Cup—all its history, significance, and downright fun—has been released by Ride TV, a 24-hour, high-definition cable-television channel focused on the equestrian lifestyle.
The well-produced documentary with host Meg Drake takes viewers through the excitement of this year’s race day and provides comment and commentary on why the spring steeplechase event is important to its home, Camden, S.C., and to the world of jump racing. It has evolved into a “Southern tradition,” Carolina Cup CEO Nick Ellis said in an interview with Drake.Among those interviewed was National Steeplechase Association Chairman Beverly R. Steinman, who also is chairman of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. A long-time owner, she said the young people who turn out for the Carolina Cup and return year after year make the event so special…
To see more about Ride TV and The Carolina Cup, and to learn how to view the full online TV show, click the button below.
If you’re looking for a jump-racing movie this spring, you’ll want to consider Dark Horse, which opens Friday, May 6, in New York and Los Angeles before later distribution across the country. Dark Horse is the real-life story of Dream Alliance, who indeed was the result of a dream alliance. He was bred by a
Joe and Sean Clancy, well-known members of the American Steeplechasing community, were honored with the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders’ Charles W. Englehard Award at the organization’s annual awards luncheon at Keeneland Race Course on Thursday. Also honored was Jacqueline Ohrstrom’s Demonstrative, who was crowned as the leading Kentucky-bred steeplechase horse of 2015. The Eclipse
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