A steeplechase is a distance horse race in which competitors
jump obstacles in the form of ditches and fences.
The name of the competition comes from early races in
Ireland, where the sport originated. Horses and riders were
required to race across the countryside, from one church steeple
to another, jumping fences, ditches, and other obstacles in
Steeplechases are now held on special courses with artificial
The sport is still practiced in Ireland, but it also has
a significant following in the United Kingdom, the United
States, Canada, and France.
Miguel has always loved horses, and now, after much dedication, he competes in steeplechase.