The National Steeplechase Association has inaugurated a new Trainers section on its website, nationalsteeplechase.com, to assist potential owners looking for steeplechase horsemen and horsewomen to train their horses.
The voluntary listings allow licensed NSA trainers to describe–in their own words—their philosophy, background, and accomplishments. Each listing is accompanied by a photo of the trainer and contact information.
The listings are an initiative of the NSA’s Promotion and Growth Committee, chaired by Dr. Al Griffin. “The NSA is committed to bringing new owners into our sport, and as a part of that commitment we want to facilitate our trainers’ efforts to gain new clients,” he said.
“After consulting our constituent trainers, it was determined that the best way to further that goal was to allow our horsemen and horsewomen to tell their stories on the nationalsteeplechase.com website.”
NSA President Guy J. Torsilieri encouraged licensed trainers who are seeking new clients to utilize the website enhancement to introduce themselves to potential owners. “We are encouraged by our trainers’ embrace of the website listings, and we hope this effort will help them to build their stables,” he said.
Under Griffin’s direction, NSA Director of Communications Don Clippinger developed the conceptual structure of the listings and is implementing the trainer profiles on the website.
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