2018 Race Day

Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Willowdale Steeplechase, May 13th, 2018.


This family-friendly event is enjoyed by over 15,000 spectators who spend a casual yet sophisticated day in Chester County’s horse country. The Willowdale Steeplechase is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA that hosts a day of world-class steeplechase racing for the benefit of the following charities: The Stroud Water Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc. Experience the fun for yourself on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at the 26th running of The Willowdale Steeplechase. How can you Steeplechase?


  • Buy a General Admission Ticket for $30 or on race day for $40 and roam the 190 acre grounds to visit with friends and family. Free admission for children 12 and under.

At the Willowdale Steeplechase you don’t have to love horses… but you should love to have fun.

The Willowdale Steeplechase at a Glance

What: The 26th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase benefiting Quest Therapeutic Riding Services, Inc., The Stroud Water Research Center and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s at New Bolton Center. Boutique Shopping, Tailgate Competition, Antique Car Display with Kids’ and Canine Activities all day!

When: Sunday, May 13, 2018 Click Here for the updated schedule.

Where: The Willowdale Steeplechase grounds, located at Routes 82 and 926 in Kennett Square, PA. For GPS coordinates use 101 E. Street Road, Kennett Square, PA

Cost: General Admission tickets: Available for $30 or at the gate for $40 on race day. Reserved parking spaces are available, please see the 2018 Tailgating for more details.

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