Join the fun and excitement of the 30th Anniversary Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase, a community favorite event which supports two local charities, Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. Each year in Chester County over 15,000 spectators attend this premier spring event to enjoy the suspense and the thrill of 6 sanctioned steeplechase races friends and family can enjoy, Jack Russell terrier races, pony races, Kids’ Alley and hat, tailgate and best dressed contests. It’s a wonderful day for everyone at the beautiful 160-acre Willowdale Steeplechase property located in the heart of Kennett Square, PA. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

By purchasing a ticket and or tailgate at the 2023 Willowdale Steeplechase, the purchaser agrees that they are attending by their own will and understands the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 that exists in any public place where people are present.


$45 per person General Admission Ticket

Individual tickets available for purchase providing access to all tailgating areas, boutique shopping, kids’ alley and jockey paddock viewing. Enjoy a full day at the races with family and friends by purchasing a GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET. Free Parking in remote lot included (Enter Gate #1) or upgrade to a PREFERRED PARKING PASS which gives you and the guests in your car a convenient parking option. Bring lawn chairs and blanket for hillside lawn seating and don’t forget your picnic basket! Reduced glass use appreciated. Dogs on leash allowed. Children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.

  • (1) Adult GA Ticket
  • (1) Free GA Parking, Gate #1
  • Open Spectating

$50 per car Preferred Parking Pass


Take advantage of easy access parking spot at the races with a convenient PREFERRED PARKING PASS that allows you and the guests in your car convenient close to the action parking for one car. Enter Gate #2, Does Not Include Admission Ticket, No Tax Deduction.

$2,000 The Owner/Trainer/Rider Tent at Willowdale

Reserved table in catered Owner/Trainer/Rider tent at Willowdale
Includes 8 tickets for entertaining Guests
Watch the races live on Close Circuit TV
Catering includes:
10 am – 11am: Coffee & Danishes;
11:30 am – 3 pm: Open Lunch Buffet and Desserts, Wine, Beer, Soft Drinks
4 Sponsor Parking Passes

Can’t attend, but you’d still like to support the Stroud Water Research Center and Penn Vet New Bolton Center? 100% of online donations will go DIRECTLY to our beneficiaries!

Penn Vet New Bolton Center

Stroud Water Research Center