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.
“Steeplechase racing now has a presence on OwnerView, The Jockey Club’s website that seeks to attract new owners to Thoroughbred racing and to provide them with sound information to assist their ventures,” Clippinger said.
“Potential owners who visit ownerview.com will be able to learn about steeplechase racing, link to our website, and learn about the many talented trainers in our sport.”
The link to the Trainers section is at the top of the nationalsteeplechase.com homepage. Trainers will be added to the section as they complete their profiles and send them to Clippinger for posting on the website.