KENNETT SQUARE, Pa.--Katherine Neilson, a trainer of stakes winners over both hurdles and timber and a prominent member of the steeplechase community, has been elected president of the Temple Gwathmey Steeplechase Foundation.
Based in Kennett Square, Pa., she was an accomplished jockey before switching roles.
Neilson trained her 200th winner in 2021.
Neilson was elected president of the Steeplechase Owners and Trainers Association in 2010 and again in 2020, and she has been co-director of the Cheshire Hunt Races from 2019 to the present.
The Foundation’s Executive Committee also elected W. B. Dixon Stroud, a well-known steeplechase horseman who founded the Willowdale Steeplechase in 1993 and continues as its chairman, as vice president.
Ann Jackson, a steeplechase owner and Thoroughbred breeder based in Monkton, Md., was elected treasurer, while George Cary of Hockessin, Del., a third-generation horseman whose family has a long history in racing, polo, hunting, and showing, was elected secretary.
A TGSF priority in 2023 will be to provide continued support for the Maryland and Pennsylvania point-to-points, as a partner with the Central Entry Office.
In addition, the Foundation looks forward to continuing its support of apprentice riders, safety, and the general promotion of the sport.