2019 Race Day


 The Willowdale Steeplechase, May 12th, 2019.


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 12, 2019 at the 27th running of The Willowdale Steeplechase. How can you Steeplechase?

  • Host a tailgate party at your reserved space. Prices range from $200 to $450 per space and include 4 tickets.  Click here to purchase tailgate spots! 
    • The last day to purchase your reserved tailgating space Was Friday, May 10th (if not sold out). All online purchases after Friday May 3rd will NOT BE MAILED.     https://willowdalesteeplechase.org/2019-race-day-tailgating/Online tailgate purchases after Friday May 3rd will be held for race day pick up only at Will Call which is located above the Landhope store at the corner of Rts 82 & 926. Will Call hours race day – 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM


  • Buy a General Admission TicketS on race day for $40 and roam the 190 acre grounds to visit with friends and family. Free admission for children 12 and under.- General Admission parking in free.


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

The Willowdale Steeplechase at a Glance

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What: The 27th 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!