The Life of an American Steeplechase Rider Jonathan Kiser with GT Courbette

The Life of an American Steeplechase Champion Jonathan Sands Kiser a Zephyr Publishing Productions Horse Sports Project with GT Courbette

Steeplechasing traces its lineage to Ireland in the mid-18th century. In the United States, families like DuPont, Mellon, Vanderbilt, Whitney, Widener, Clark, and Phipps have raced horses over fences. Over the years, the Grand National and its towering fences have held a special fascination for Americans. American-owned horses have had excellent success due to Jockeys like Jonathan and those professionals who ride for these great families. 

 

The Grand National in 1988 above - Jonathan spent two years in England in the off season riding and training although he never rode in this race. Most remember the famed Oscar movie National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor. This is that race. 

Steeplechasing traces its lineage to Ireland in the mid-18th century. In the United States, families like DuPont, Mellon, Vanderbilt, Whitney, Widener, Clark, and Phipps have raced horses over fences. Over the years, the Grand National and its towering fences have held a special fascination for Americans. American-owned horses have had excellent success due to Jockeys like Jonathan and those professionals who ride for these great families.