Ticket sales will begin in early 2023

Join the fun and excitement of the 30th Anniversary Running of the Willowdale Steeplechase, a beloved Chester County event which supports two local charities – Stroud Water Research and Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center. Each year, over 15,000 spectators attend this premier spring event to enjoy the suspense and the thrill of 6 sanctioned steeplechase races, Jack Russell terrier races, pony races, fun and educational activities for children and hat, tailgate and best dressed contests. It’s a wonderful day for family and friends at the beautiful 160-acre Willowdale Steeplechase property located in the heart of Kennett Square, PA.

Children 12 and under attend free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.
Spectating options include Hilltop Hospitality Tents, Private Party Paddocks (with tent and table), tailgate parking spots, and general admission tickets. Handicap tailgate spots and Preferred parking spaces are also available.

Private Party Paddock Tent

Spend the day with family and friends in your very own PRIVATE PARTY PADDOCK and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of all six afternoon races.


A long-standing tradition – pack a picnic and reserve yours today!

Individual Tickets and Preferred Parking

Individual tickets available for purchase. These General Admission tickets provide access to all tailgating areas, boutique shopping, Kid’s Alley, food vendors and race course viewing.

Take advantage of an easy access parking spot at the races with a convenient PREFERRED PARKING PASS.

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