Photo Credit Paula Sebusch and Tony Ross

Georgia Steeplechase invites you to experience the breathtaking beauty of Kingston Downs. Enjoy an exciting adventure for both horse and rider and/or come with your family and friends, BYO picnic and tailgate as patrons.

English and Western welcome!

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

Kingston Downs, 0 Gore Springs Road, Rome,  GA 30161

Gates open 8:00 am for riders with first out 9am and last out 12pm.

Gates open for tailgating beginning at 10am.

***Riders participating in Georgia Steeplechase Amateur Races on October 24th, must attend the Safety and Skill Clinic held on September 19th from 9-10am***


Riders: $50/per person with pre-registration (prior to September 15th, 2020) and $55 at the door.

Cross Country and Jump Course in the infield (open 9-2pm): $20/person

Tailgating Patrons: $35/per vehicle (BYO picnic and enjoy the day).

Safety and Skill Clinic: Complimentary for those wishing to participate in the Georgia Steeplechase Amateur Races on October 24th.

Tickets can be purchased HERE



About the Event

A HUNTER PACE is a relaxed competitive event. Riders compete solo or on teams over a marked cross-country course ranging in length from 6-9 miles. Each individual/team must attempt to come closest (plus or minus) to the ideal time for their division, which is set in advance. All jumps are optional with marked go-arounds. Awards and prizes for divisional winners.

  • Division 1: The Chase – experienced riders running a fast to medium pace (canter/trot)  (starting at 9 am)
    • Adult/Junior (19 and under)
    • Fences
    • Hilltoppers (no fences)

  • Division 2: Hacking About – medium pace (walk/trot/canter)
    • Adult/Junior (19 and under)
    • Fences
    • Hilltoppers (no fences)

  • Division 3: Hilltoppers – leisurely pleasure ride (walk/trot)
    • Adult/Junior (19 and under)
    • Fences
    • Hilltoppers (no fences)

* Youth = 19 and under.

* All riders required to wear a ASTM/SEI certified helmet and boots. Safety vest optional.

* Parents must sign waivers for children under the age of 18.

* Riders under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

* Rider pre-registration $50/person through September 19th, 2020 and $55/person at the door.

* All courses are clearly marked

* Jumps are stone walls, coops and natural obstacles up to 3′

*Jumping is optional and all jumps have go-arounds

* MUST be up to date with negative Coggins.

* Unfortunately, no refunds. If we canceled for any reason, the reschedule date TBA.