Who Benefits From The Willowdale Steeplechase?
The Willowdale Steeplechase is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA that raises money to educate the public on stewardship of our natural resources; provide services to disabled children and teach the next generation of large animal veterinarians through donations to The Stroud Water Research Center, Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc. and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center.
All of the revenue from event ticket sales, race day parking spaces, programs or souvenirs sold at the Willowdale Steeplechase gives life to this community. Contributions from The Willowdale Steeplechase events have helped build a state-of-the-art facility for disabled children at Quest Therapeutic Services. The Stroud Water Research Center has been able to further their research and education efforts to protect our fresh water systems as a result of contributions from Willowdale. Funds from Willowdale help The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center train students and provide cutting-edge treatment for large animals that play a key role in our agriculture based state.
Other local charities also benefit from the races. The Boy Scouts receive a donation from Willowdale for setting up our parking areas and a local Little League sells Coca-Cola products on race day. The commissions and fees earned by these organizations are returned to the community through programs and scholarships.
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.