Georgia Steeplechase @ Kingston Downs

The Steeplechase held  at Kingston Downs  is a timeless southern tradition held at one of the most widely respected tracks in the south east. Each year, tens-of-thousands of equestrian enthusiast and organizations come together for an amazing social event benefiting several Georgia charities. Since 1966,  the Steeplechase has been Georgia’s premier entertainment and sporting event often referred to as “the best lawn party in Georgia.” This year’s steeplechase will offer racegoers an unforgettable day featuring local bands, food trucks, shopping, wine tastings, and a new kids corral. Racegoers will also enjoy the ever popular Hat Parade  and Contest, the terrier races, and opportunity to attend the Chairman’s Pavilion and Brunch on the Backstretch parties. We look forward to having you, your friends and families join us on April 6th, 2019!!!


The Tradition Lives On! Thousands of people. One amazing day.

Originally started in 1966, the Steeplechase in Georgia is a community centered event that brings together all walks of life. By supporting local charities and organizations, the Georgia Steeplechase gives back to the communities that originally created it.  It is the social and sporting event of the year.

One Day. Tons of fun. Community. The Tradition Lives On.

Great Eats

Food Furlough. Come taste a variety and some of the best eats that Georgia has to offer.

Drink & Taste

Vineyard Row.  Experience a great tasting event with Georgia’s own local wineries!

Kids Coral

Kids Corral.  Great activities for the youngsters with face painting, stick horse racing and decorating contest, a lasso contest and more.

Live Music

Live music. Enjoy some great bands and musicians!

Crazy hats

Hat Parade and Contest. Beautiful and creative hats of all shapes and sizes are the accessory of the day, so wear your best and sign up to walk in the Hat Parade and compete to win the 2018 Best at the Race Hat Contest.

Meet and Greet

Vendor Village. Shoppers and future clients abound at this all day event, so showcase your products and/or services. Business sponsor opportunities, private tents, and more.

Featured Events

The 2018 Hat Parade and Contest

Crazy, oversized, and beautiful!  That’s what the Georgia Steeplechase hat contest is all about. Bring your best because the competition is steep!

Inaugural Georgia Steeplechase 2018

Some of the top competing horses in the country come together to race for the grand prize at the Georgia Cup! Exciting moments, and an unbeatable experience!

What the community is saying...

My  wife and  love taking the kids out to the event. My dad used to take me, and now I’m passing the tradition down.  THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THIS TRADITION LIVING ON!

F. Walls

I never miss a steeplchase! I didn’t win the hat competition this past year, but I still had an amazing time! Thanks for bringing this back!

B. Lindsey

I was surprised by how many people attended last year! WOW.  Looking forward to buying tickets for my whole team next year because the business opportunities were booming!

Mark Bell

About the Event


April 6th, 2019 - 10 am to 7pm




Kingston Downs
Rome, GA