NSF Youth Trip Participants Win Iconic Team Chase
Congratulations to three alumni of the National Steeplechase Foundation (NSF) youth trips who comprised the team that claimed the coveted Foxhall Farm Cup for their win in the Foxhall Farm Cup Team Chase in Glyndon, MD, on March 20, 2016.
Tatiana Sushko, riding her own Christian’s Star, along with Hazel O’Neil on Admiral Bull and her sister Maisie O’Neil on Ghost Bar, both horses owned by Mint Meadows Farm, jumped all 24 jumps over the approximate 3.5 mile course in an impressive 11 minutes and 27 seconds, the fastest time of the 21 teams entered.
In the spirit of the NSF’s support for amateurs, the Foxhall Farm Cup Team Chase is a symbol of steeplechase’s long tradition of providing opportunities for young people to put their skills to work as they gain experience in the sport of jump racing.
The annual event originated in 1920 when Foxhall P. Keene held the inaugural race at his Foxhall Farm in Monkton, MD. Still today, its purpose is to introduce less experienced riders and horses to point-to- point racing while inspiring everyone to have fun riding cross-country.
The deadline for the 2016 NSF Youth Trip is June 1, 2016.
The National Steeplechase Foundation (NSF) works to secure American jump racing’s future by raising and allocating funds for initiatives that focus on safety, education, amateurism and promotion.