The Board of Directors of the North American Point-to-Point Association (NAPPA) announced that it is joining forces with the National Steeplechase Foundation (NSF). NSF has accepted a gift of the assets of NAPPA and has agreed on a best-efforts basis to continue the core NAPPA activities of clinics, summer camp, and supporting field master chase races for juniors and seniors at the various regional racing authorities in Virginia , Maryland, and Pennsylvania. NAPPA and NSF finalized this agreement in December 2012.
NAPPA Chairman Gus Brown and President Michael E. Hoffman said: “Joining with NSF is the right move at the right time to assure the long-term viability of the core NAPPA activities. NSF and NAPPA have very common interests but found they were competing for funding from similar sources.”
“We found Sam Slater’s stewardship of NSF and the NSF board’s genuine interest in the activities of NAPPA to be another benefit of combing forces,” Hoffman said.
Sam Slater, the National Steeplechase Foundation’s president, said: “The National Steeplechase Foundation board is delighted to oversee the continuation of many of NAPPA’s programs. We feel that these programs have been some of the best recent developments in American Steeplechasing, and that they foster the encouragement of young riders’ participation in the sport, something that is very much in keeping with NSF’s mission.”