Paper Chase Farms
Joseph Keusch, a native of Switzerland, served as Joint Master of the Fairfax Hunt from 1997 to 2009. He has competed and trained horses in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States, and earned top honors at the Washington International Horse Show as Grand Champion of the Foxhunters Championship Series. In addition to his international experience as a rider and trainer, Keusch spent 15 years "hands on" running horse shows, clinics, and other events at the Paper Chase Farms equestrian center. He designed the show courses and supervised horse sales, instruction, and training, as well as directing the design and construction of the facilities. Keusch crafts custom jumps and is the inventor of the Paper Chase Cup® jump cup. He is a real estate agent with Sheridan-MacMahon in Middleburg, Virginia, specializing in horse properties.
Jan Neuharth, an attorney, has been in charge of the business and promotions side of Paper Chase Farms, Inc. from its inception. From 1985 to 2000, she supervised the equestrian center's operation of 70+ horses, several hundred students, and over a dozen employees, and orchestrated an annual agenda of horse shows, clinics with world class equestrians, and celebratory and promotional events. Neuharth was instrumental in obtaining the patent and trademark registration for the Paper Chase Cup® jump cup. She received her B.A. degree from the University of Florida and her Law Degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. Jan Neuharth serves on the boards of several equine, business, and educational entities, and is the author of three mystery novels set in the Virginia hunt country. She is at work on the fourth novel in her Hunt Country Suspense series..
Paper Chase Farms, Inc.
Paper Chase Farms was established in 1985 in Middleburg, Virginia by Jan Neuharth, a Los Angeles lawyer, and Joseph Keusch, a professional horseman from Switzerland. Under their guidance and direction, Paper Chase Farms came to be regarded as one of the premier equestrian facilities of its kind, offering boarding, lessons, training, sales, clinics, horse shows and celebrity events. In 1996, Paper Chase Farms, Inc. launched Paper Chase Consulting and Paper Chase Productions, divisions offering equestrian consulting and the development and sales of horse products. In 2003, the company expanded to include book publishing through Paper Chase Farms Publishing Group. Neuharth and Keusch sold the equestrian center facility in 2000 to the Hanley family, who named their new horse farm Fox Chase Farm. Mr. Keusch continues to teach and train at his private farm in Middleburg.