THE FARM CREDIT STEEPLECHASE TEAM Those three guys in the middle are “our” Farm Credit guys, the ones to contact if you need financial guidance during (or after) this crisis. Farm Credit does not just do farm mortgages; they can help you with renovations and improvements, trailers and tractors, refinancing and operating expenses. Holding the painting L-R: Loan Officer Keith Wills 410-40902219; Loan Officer Bill Schroedel 410-935 6595; Regional Lending Manager John Stump 410-848-1033 Many thanks to artist Sam Robinson (2nd from left) for the painting and to avid amateur photographer (and professional financial planner, by the way) Bob Keller for capturing the moment. The remaining folks are your MSA officers, L-R: treasurer Crystal Brumme Pickett, president Michael Wharton, vice president Peter Fenwick and secretary Barrie Reightler.

As the COVID-19 pandemic seeps into every aspect of our lives, it comes as no surprise that the 2020 Maryland Steeplechase Governor’s Cup Series is just a part of the collateral damage of this scourge. Regretfully, the series and awards reception are cancelled for 2020.

Although minor in the grand scheme of this world crisis, the cancellation of all the spring meets nevertheless has a profound impact on the every day lives of those in our community, from trainers, jockeys, exercise riders, veterinarians, farriers, barn workers, and countless others who work in this sport of steeplechasing to the organizations that host these races, the proceeds from which help to support the hounds and the hunts clubs, the sport of foxchasing.

Our presenting sponsor, Farm Credit, is here to help our community during this difficult time. The Farm Credit team is ready to answer any questions you may have – please reach out to your loan officer directly or give us a call at 888.339.3334. Whether you currently are a Farm Credit patron and you just need help reorganizing your payments, or you have never before borrowed from Farm Credit, but you need to financially reorganize your business, Farm Credit may be able to help you.

Meanwhile, take a deep seat and a long hold, and we will see you at the finish line.


Tip of the hat to the NSA for the lovely article “The Spirit of Steeplechase Racing,” – a good read to lift your spirits.

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