For the 2016 Atlanta Steeplechase event Event Rentals Unlimited and Tents Unlimited teamed up to host a VIP hospitality tent for friends, family and a diverse group of clients. Enjoy this highlights video that captures moments throughout the day.
Event Rentals Unlimited
Catering Cajun, Marietta Ga
Johnny on the Spot
Sean O’Keefe Events
Pure Prairie League (band)
ABOUT THE ATLANTA STEEPLECHASE
The ultimate prize in Georgia Steeplechase racing is awarded each year on the second Saturday of April at a track known as Kingston Downs, along the historic Etowah River. It is here that a series of races collectively known as the Atlanta Steeplechase are run. As history has it, the race began in 1966 as the Atlanta Hunt Meeting and Steeplechase or simply “Chase Day.” It was quite an event for Atlanta that was only then coming of age with professional baseball and football teams. More than $7,000 was awarded during the first Atlanta Steeplechase held at Horseshoe Bend.
The Atlanta Steeplechase is now Georgia’s premier social and sporting event often referred to as “The Best Lawn Party in Georgia.” The Steeplechase offers an unforgettable day of horse racing, fashion, food, fun, family and friends. Activities include terrier (dog) races, shopping, the very popular hat parade and contest, the Kids Corral and of course steeplechasing! For the 2016 event the Atlanta Steeplechase benefited Bert’s Big Adventure.
According to tradition the first steeplechase was run in England, around 1750. This involved horses running over natural obstacles between two church steeples. The English Grand National has been run since 1839. Today, steeplechase involves horses running a pre-determined track with man-made obstacles including water and brush. It is designed to mimic the obstacles a horse might encounter during an open range hunt.
Over the years the Atlanta Steeplechase has grown, moving to Cumming in 1971. As crowds for the event continued to grow the event moved in 1993 to Kingston Downs in Bartow County, just west of the historically significant town of Kingston. Races are held each April – and while the racing does not start until afternoon the event is considered an all day affair. People arrive early to picnic – this year many guests joining us in our VIP tent for a buffet. Fans attending wear Easter outfits, including many fabulous southern hats appropriately adorned for the event. For many of the race watchers, this event is the place to see and be seen. There are normally six individual heats that make up the event, with prizes awarded throughout the racing. A must-attend event…we are already looking forward to 2017!
To learn more about the Atlanta Steeplechase visit them online at http://www.atlantasteeplechase.org/.