The National Steeplechase Association elected three new directors and re-elected two others to the organization’s Board of Directors on Thursday. The NSA’s annual meeting was held at its headquarters in Fair Hill, Md.
Elected to three-year terms on the board were Robert Bonnie, Peter Fenwick, and Meriwether H. Morris. Re-elected to second three-year terms were Alfred C. Griffin Jr. and Virginia Lazenby.
Bonnie, former U.S. Agriculture Department under secretary for natural resources and environment, resides in Virginia with his wife, trainer Julie Gomena.
Fenwick is the longtime race director of the Grand National in Maryland and formerly served on the NSA Board of Directors. He is the incoming chairman of the Race Chairmen’s Committee.
Morris is a Maryland horsewoman and business owner who raced Grade 1 winner Choral Society.
Griffin, co-chair of the Virginia Gold Cup and International Gold Cup, chairs the NSA’s Promotion and Growth Committee.
Lazenby, a Tennessee business owner, is an enthusiastic owner who has raced stakes winners Pleasant Woodman and Hardrock Eleven.