Junior Steeplechase Clinic

Sunday March 3, 2019 – 10:00 am 

*Jumping and previous race experience are not required to attend this clinic.

2019 Clinicians:

Darren Nagle – 2017, 2018 National Steeplechase Champion Jockey

Willie Dowling – MSA Trainer Proprietor of WD Racing

Liz McKnight – former MFH and Maryland Hunt Cup winner

In addition, leading junior riders Theo Sushko, Colin Smith, and Tommy Fenwick will be on hand to answer questions and share their experiences.

This steeplechase racing clinic for junior riders is a mounted clinic. We will introduce the sport to new participants and teach juniors with an interest in pony racing the skills and tactics necessary to succeed. More seasoned junior jockeys are encouraged to attend as well.

All levels will benefit from our experienced panel. 

We will work with kids and show them how to use their knowledge and skills from the show ring or hunt field and translate it to the race course.

Riders must have their own mounts and will be grouped by ability and experience. Riders must be proficient at the walk, trot, and canter but are not required to jump.

Successfully completing this clinic may qualify participants for the MSA Junior Field Master Chase series.

2019 rates
$25 per rider if payment is received by 3/1…  $30 per rider if paid after.

The official MSA pony measurement steward will be on hand at the clinic to measure ponies.  Note, ALL ponies must be measured if they are planning on running in a race at any point.

Junior/Young Rider Novice Clinic Syllabus 2019


Required to participate:
• Your own mount
Signed Release
• Pre-Approval by clinicians (fill out registration form & submit ASAP)
• Approved helmet
• Yoke
• Protective Vest


Green Spring Valley Hounds Hunt Club

13920 Mantua Mill Rd

Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information please contact Amy Fenwick at amyfenwick@mac.com