Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just like to have a fun and beautiful day in the country, it’s time to make plans for this wonderful Chester County family event!
This year the races are back to running on Mother’s Day, and tickets and parking spaces for The Willowdale Steeplechase’s Sunday, May 14th event are on sale now. This year Willowdale will feature a $100,000 Steeplechase Challenge and a Side Saddle race for the first time ever!
Reserved patron tailgate parking admission packages are available, and now is the best time to make selections. Member’s Hill offers premiere viewing of the finish line and 4 admission tickets for $450. The Water Jump West parking section includes 4 admission tickets and offers excellent viewing of Willowdale’s signature Water Jump for $400. The Turn parking includes 4 tickets for $275 and is centrally located with spectacular views of the home stretch and the paddock area. The Field parking includes 4 tickets at $200 and provides great tailgating with a panoramic view of the racecourse from its location high on the hillside. The Willowdale Steeplechase is truly “the race with a view” – the amphitheater style layout of Willowdale allows for 90% percent viewing of the race course from all parking areas.
General Admission tickets are also on sale now at $30.00 in advance or $40.00 per person on race day. Parking in the General Admission parking lot is free and children under 12 are always free. “Preferred Parking” for General Admission ticket holders is available for $45. A course map is located on the Willowdale website showing the location of the parking sections, food court, Kid’s Alley, Jack Russell Terrier Races, Antique Cars and the many other entertainment options for the day.
To purchase a Tailgate Parking Package, or “Preferred Parking” please call the Willowdale Steeplechase office at 610-444-1582. General Admission tickets may be purchased online at www.willowdale.org or at our 2017 Ticket Outlets. They are: Kennett Square/Unionville: Hoods BBQ, Landhope Farms Convenience Store, Northbrook Market Place, Foxy Loxy. Pocopson: Brandywine Ace Pet & Farm, Garden Thyme. Oxford: Oxford Feed & Lumber, Outback Trading Company. Delaware: Dover Saddlery, Wild Thyme. Glen Mills: Annie Prue and Trail Creek Outfitters. Tickets go on sale at these outlets on April 1.
People with official handicapped access permits will be provided with a reserved parking space at a special cost of $50.00 which includes one ticket. Contact the Willowdale Steeplechase office for more information.
For additional information, contact the Willowdale Steeplechase office at 610.444.1582 or visit www.willowdale.org.