Benefits of Sponsorship
The Willowdale Steeplechase offers a full day of family friendly activities including: Seven horse races, Jack Russell Terrier Races, a Carriage Parade, Kid’s Alley Activity Tent, Pony Races, an Antique Car Display, Boutique Shopping and Tailgating Competition.
The Willowdale Steeplechase consistently attracts more than 10,000 people to attend the races and spend an afternoon in the country with family and friends. Attendees are high net-worth individuals from the local equestrian community as well as business leaders, families and groups.
Based on a demographic study by the National Steeplechase Association, the following information describes the typical attendee:
52.5% are between the ages of 35-55
79.9% are college graduates
38.9% have incomes over $150,000
24.4% own a vacation/second home
11 % own homes with values in excess of $1,000,000.
Sponsorship of The Willowdale Steeplechase can benefit your organization in the following ways:
The Willowdale Steeplechase is the perfect place to entertain clients, business partners and potential clients. With a full day of family friendly activities, Willowdale Steeplechase provides a great backdrop to showcase your business. Hospitality Tents range in size from tents that accommodate 50 people to 600. Sponsorship packages may include any of the following: Tailgate parking spaces, sponsor admission tickets, sponsor parking, advertisements and signage on the race course grounds. We can also provide visible parking spaces for promotional and demonstration vehicles.
With over 10,000 people in attendance, Willowdale Steeplechase is an ideal place to reach a high net-worth audience. Sponsorship packages designed to raise your businesses visibility may include: Visible signage on the race course grounds, advertisement space, vendor space for demonstrations, tailgate parking spaces, sponsor tickets and parking spaces.
Over 200 dedicated volunteers help make the Willowdale steeplechase a success. The races have grown into a community supported event that benefits local charities. Sponsorship of the Steeplechase helps demonstrate a commitment for the community and a willingness to help promote an event for the entire family.
General Admission Tickets are still available for $25 at the ticket outlets listed below, and will be available on race day at the gate for $30.
- Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm
- Dover Saddlery
- Hoods BBQ
- Landhope Farms - Rte 82 and Rte 273 Stores
- Neuchatel Chocolates
- Northbrook Marketplace
- Outback Trading Co.
- Oxford Feed and Grains
- Ruby Slippers
- Stoltzfus Feed and Lumber
- That's Hats and Accessories
- Unionville Saddle Shop
- Vignette by LE Walker
- Wild Tyme
Please call the
Willowdale Steeplechase office
at 610-444-1582 for information
about available parking spaces.
Save These Dates!
March 9th Willowdale Steeplechase Preview and Mardi Gras Party at the Yellow House. Jimmy Duffy is providing the catering so the food will be fabulous. There will be great auction items, music, wine and New Orleans Hurricanes. Tickets are $75 per person. Patrons who renew their steeplechase parking prior to March 4 receive on complimentary ticket.
April 20th for the first annual “Shop Around Town Saturday”. Willowdale Steeplechase is partnering with local retailers in Kennett Square, West Chester, Glen Mills and Greenville, DE to encourage our patrons to shop for their Mother’s Day gifts and race day outfits on “Shop Around Town Saturday”. Participating retailers will help promote the races and will give away one complimentary ticket to the races to each person who spends $100 or more at their store.
May 12th for the 21st running of The Willowdale Steeplechase. The Mother’s Day tradition continues with seven exciting horse races, Jack Russell Terrier and Pony Races, antique cars, boutique shopping, tailgate competition and much more. Reserved tailgate parking spaces are available for purchase after February 1.