About Us


We have 37 years of experience

Welcome to the Willowdale Steeplechase Races, a thrilling day of equestrian excellence and family-friendly fun nestled in the picturesque Chester County, Pennsylvania. Our annual event is a celebration of tradition, skill, and community spirit.

  • Experience Equestrian Excellence
  • Classic Car Enthusiasts Rejoice
  • Family-Friendly Activities
  • Shop, Savor, and Enjoy
  • Tailgate in Style

Experience Equestrian Excellence

At Willowdale, you can witness the very best in steeplechase racing, featuring six NSA-sanctioned races. From the fun and exciting Jack Russell Races to the fast-paced Pony Races, each event is a testament to the rich equestrian heritage of the region.

Classic Car Enthusiasts Rejoice

For classic automobile enthusiasts, our Classic Car Exhibit offers a delightful display of vintage vehicles, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the event.

Family-Friendly Activities

Willowdale Steeplechase Races are not just about the races; we’re all about creating lasting memories with your family. Kids can participate in Stick Pony Races and explore educational displays by the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. Volunteers from Stroud Water Research Center are on-site to offer an enriching experience that combines learning with fun.

Shop, Savor, and Enjoy

For those who love shopping, our event features a variety of shops with unique and handcrafted items. And when it’s time to satisfy your taste buds, the on-site food trucks offer a delicious selection of culinary delights, ensuring that no one goes hungry during the festivities.

Tailgate in Style

Experience the races in style with our numbered tailgating spots, available in four different sections. Tailgating allows you to create your own VIP experience, complete with comfortable seating and delicious refreshments. If you prefer a more casual approach, our general admission tickets are also available.

Join us at Willowdale Steeplechase Races for a day filled with equestrian excitement, family fun, and cherished traditions. We look forward to creating unforgettable memories with you.


Meet Our Instructor

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James Anderson


Salah Taylor


Steven Smith


Lucy Martin