Produced by Liberty Schultz

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, thousands of equestrian enthusiasts 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, fabulous food, 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 Horse Hound and Hunt 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 experience.

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.

Kids Coral

Great activities planned for the youngsters at the Kids Corral and those 12 and under get in on race day FREE!

Crazy hats

Hat Parade and Best Dressed Gent Contests. Beautiful and creative hats of all shapes and sizes are the accessory of the day, along with seer sucker and bow ties, so wear your best! Sign up on race day to walk in the Hat Parade and compete to win the 2019 Best at the Race Hat Contest or enter to win our Best Dressed Gent. Competition is fierce, so don your finest!


Souvenirs. Visit one of our two souvenir tents and take home a memory of your day at the races. Assorted hats, shirts, and other items to choose from.

Featured Events

The 2019 Best Dressed Gent and Ladies Hat Contest

Gents, don your bow ties and seer sucker, and ladies don your big, beautiful or most creative hats for the next Georgia Steeplechase. Bring your best game because the competition is steep!

Georgia Steeplechase April 6th, 2019

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 6 pm




Kingston Downs
Rome, GA