Jack Fisher, a record-setting 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 2020. Fisher spear-headed the Foundation’s 2020 fundraising campaign to purchase new EASYFIX fences for the National Steeplechase Association. Fisher is also an NSA Board member as well as a member of the NSA Video Production committee.
Also re-elected by the foundation’s Board of Trustees were Emily Day, a Virginia horsewoman and committee member for the Virginia Fall Races, as vice president; Blair Wyatt, a Maryland horsewoman and Maryland Hunt Cup-winning rider, as treasurer; and Michael E Hoffman, a steeplechase owner and rider who also rode a Hunt Cup winner, as secretary.
The Foundation said good-bye and a heartfelt thank you to trainer Richard Valentine, who was a member of the Board of Trustees for 12 years.
In 2021 the Foundation has committed to supporting the NSA’s livestreaming efforts, as the Association continues to find new ways to bring the sport of steeplechasing to homes across America and Europe. The Foundation also looks forward to continuing its support of amateur riders, safety, and the promotion of the sport.