Nestled in the heart of Cheshire Hunt County in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the Willowdale Steeplechase is a world-class equestrian event that seamlessly blends the rich tradition of steeplechase with a steadfast commitment to the local community. Behind this grand event stands W.B. Dixon Stroud, Jr., a lifelong equestrian who achieved the prestigious Maryland Hunt Cup victory in 1984.

Deep-rooted Community Involvement: As a key event in Kennett Square, PA, sponsoring the Willowdale Steeplechase elevates your presence in a community that values tradition, equestrian excellence, and environmental stewardship.

Championing Clean Water:

Our partnerships with The Stroud Water Research Center ensure that funds raised from the Willowdale Steeplechase directly impact efforts to protect our fresh water systems. By sponsoring, your organization aligns with the noble goal of preserving our planet’s most essential resource.

Advancing Veterinary Excellence:

In an agriculture-based state like ours, large animals play a pivotal role. Your sponsorship helps The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center offer cutting-edge treatments for these animals and train the next generation of veterinarians.

Commitment to Education and Research: Both, The Stroud Water Research Center and University of Pennslyvania’s New Bolton Center, use funds from the Steeplechase to further research, education, and training, ensuring a brighter, more informed future.

Engaging in Genuine Social Responsibility: As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Willowdale Steeplechase gives back to the community. By sponsoring, your organization demonstrates a commitment not just to business but to societal well-being, it signifies your commitment to community, environmental conservation, and educational advancement.

Tailored sponsorship packages offer benefits such as VIP parking, special mentions, advertising opportunities and more, enhancing the event experience for your team and clients. Sharing the thrill of the race and the satisfaction of supporting two vital causes creates an environment of camaraderie and shared purpose, offering your the opportunity to strengthen employee and client relations.

In essence, sponsoring the Willowdale Steeplechase is more than a business opportunity. It’s a chance to be part of an ongoing mission in Kennett Square to nurture our environment, support our state’s agricultural backbone, and engage with a community that cherishes these values.

Andrea Collins – Race Director :: The Willowdale Steeplechase :: 610.444.1582