The Willowdale Steeplechase is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA. Our mission is to raise funds for clean water and veterinary excellence. Through donations to Stroud Water Research Center and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, the Willowdale Steeplechase helps to further the stewardship of our natural resources and educate the next generation of large animal veterinarians.
At the Willowdale Steeplechase, we embrace the motto “Racing for Life.” Our mission extends beyond the thrill of equestrian competition; it’s about racing with a higher purpose. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA, we are dedicated to making a meaningful impact in two crucial areas: clean water and veterinary excellence.
Preserving Clean Water Resources
We understand the importance of safeguarding our natural resources. That’s why we actively contribute to the efforts of Stroud Water Research Center, an organization committed to the health of our streams and rivers through research, education and watershed restoration. Your support of the Willowdale Steeplechase directly contributes to furthering the stewardship of our environment, ensuring a sustainable and healthy future.
Advancing Extraordinary Veterinary Care
Through our support of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s (Penn Vet) New Bolton Center, we are committed to fueling excellence in advanced large animal veterinary care here in our Chester County community – and beyond.
Renowned for accelerating clinical capabilities in equine surgery and medicine, Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center handles nearly 7,000 inpatient large animal cases annually, offering cutting-edge expertise in more than 15 advanced clinical and diagnostic service specialties. In addition, New Bolton Center’s ambulatory Field Service treats more than 25,000 patients across 2,800 square miles, delivering essential on-farm preventative health care, reproductive services, and around-the-clock emergency services.
By attending the Willowdale Steeplechase or supporting our cause, you play an instrumental role in advancing the frontiers of veterinary medicine. Together, we make a positive impact on the environment, propel innovations in large animal care, and create a brighter future for all.
Our Mission Statement
The Willowdale Steeplechase is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization based in Kennett Square, PA. Our mission is to raise funds for two world class organizations, Stroud Water Research Center and The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center, which work to support and sustain life on the planet through clean water research and the advancement of veterinary excellence.