What We Do

The National Steeplechase Foundation:  Funding Opportunity, Growth, and Change

The National Steeplechase Foundation (NSF) was created in 1995 with the objective of preserving steeplechase horse racing in the United States. Its areas of focus are safety, education, amateur participation and the overall promotion of steeplechasing.

For more than 200 years, American jump racing has been about people’s experiences. Owners’ dreams, spectators’ interest, trainers’ knowledge, organizers and officials’ vision, and jockeys’ skills have continually intersected to create possibilities.

The mission of the NSF has long been to preserve and advance the sport through programs that promote Opportunity, Growth, and Change.

We fund OPPORTUNITY:

  • Offering Youth programs, including steeplechase camps and clinics, Junior hunt cup races, and youth and pony races.

  • Funding purses for the splitting of large maiden races

  • Funding races designated for Amateur riders

We fund GROWTH:

We fund CHANGE:

  • Funding safety initiatives, including studies for improved National Fences and timber fences

 

The future depends on your foresight and generosity so that the NSF can create new opportunities that will advance American jump racing long past this era.