Kathee Rengert, a pioneering female steeplechase jockey and long-serving executive director of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup, died Saturday following a recent cancer diagnosis.
Her riding career, which began in the 1970s, extended more than a decade and concluded at the Virginia Fall Races in 1985.
“She was masterful at managing the logistics and was integral in making the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup one of our finest events,” said Peter Fenwick, chairman of the National Steeplechase Association’s Race Chairmen’s Committee and secretary of the Grand National Steeplechase. “She was a tremendous resource to many of us in our own race meet efforts.”
A tribute to her life will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the London Grove Meeting House, 500 W. Street Road, Kennett Square, Pa.