Open Advanced Steeplechase Clinic

Sunday March 10, 2019 – 10:00 am – Green Spring Valley Hounds Hunt Club

Steeplechase clinic open to amateur riders in Green Spring Valley Hounds home country with top jockeys Willie McCarthy, Darren Nagle, and Bethany Baumgardner. The clinic will have a mounted and unmounted component designed to educate participants in the sport of steeplechasing.  If you are comfortable galloping in company, can safely gallop in different positions in the group for at least one mile, are comfortable jumping 3’ at speed in company, and have a fit mount, this clinic may be for you.

A representative of the MSA Board of Directors will be present at the clinic in the event that any prospective competitors in the Junior Field Master Chase series seek to be certified as qualified to compete in the Spring of 2019.

2019 Clinicians: Willie McCarthy, Darren Nagle, and Bethany Baumgardner

By popular request, this Clinic will also feature a division open to side-saddle riders. There will be some adaptations from the traditional Clinic format. All participants in the side-saddle Clinic must be members of the Side-Saddle Chase Foundation. Details can be found at Clinic participants will be required to sign both the SSCF Release and the Release prepared by the Maryland Steeplechase Association. Registration forms shall be sent to Questions should be directed to Kirstie at 484-888-9970.

In addition, a representative will be present to assess those hoping to participate in 2019 SSCF races over fences. If you are coming for this purpose, please note this on your Application.

2019 rates
$40 per rider if payment is received by 3/8…  $50 per rider if paid after, auditors FREE.

2019 Advanced Open Clinic Syllabus


Required to participate:
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 Mike Wharton at