Steeplechasing

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By Laura Beth Peters and Lainie Stubblefield, Laura Beth Peters, and Lainie Stubblefield. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors are required to jump diverse fence and ditch obstacles. Steeplechase has its origins in an equine event in 18th-century Ireland, as riders would race from town to town using church steeples. While steeplechasing originated in Ireland, when it was brought to the U.S., it came to the South and races still occur all over the South in the Spring. We covered races in all of these cities:
  • Aiken, SC
  • Camden, SC
  • Monkton, MD
  • Butler, MD
  • Columbus, NC
  • Middleburg, VA
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Glyndon, MD
  • Mineral Springs, NC
  • Plains, VA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Fair Hill, MD (Home to National Steeplechase Association)
  • Charleston, SC
  • Pine Mountain, GA
Watch the Maryland Hunt Club on April 30, 2022 via livestream! Post time 4:00 pm EST https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/jump-racing-usa/ Full Schedule of Races: https://www.nationalsteeplechase.com/schedule/

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