Kathy's family legacy of horse sport is rich in history, dating back to the late 1800's with her Great Uncle Plunket Steward winning the Md. Hunt Cup in 1898! Since the late 1800's her family has been fully immersed in all manners of horse sport including fox hunting, point to point, timber and flat racing. Kathy is a highly accomplished jockey, trainer and horsewoman, influenced by generations of family members who have shaped the course of racing history here on the east coast.
Great Grandfather Redmond C. Stewart founded The Green Spring Hounds.
Great Uncle Plunket Stewart founded Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Fox Hounds.
Grandfather Redmond C. Stewart rode in the Maryland hunt cup as jockey and won it as an owner. He also won The English Grand National with Ben Nevis.
Grandfather Louis Neilson Jr. was a Master of Foxhounds at the Elkridge Hartford Hunt .
Mother Nina Stewart was Master at Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Fox Hounds.
Father Louis Neilson III (Paddy) rode in the Maryland Hunt Cup 21 times, winning 3 times as a jockey and once as a trainer!
Paddy has been a honorary Whip at Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Fox Hounds hounds for 12+ years.
Sister Sanna Neilson won the Maryland Hunt Cup multiple times as jockey and trainer.
Brother Stewart Strawbridge won the Maryland Hunt Cup as jockey.