Aiken Virtual Steeplechase is coming to carry on the traditions of Aiken’s premier event. On May 2, 2020, we will all have the opportunity to keep the traditions alive – horses (in this case, stick horses), bow ties, crazy pants, ladies’ hats – while creating new traditions, such as “home-gating.”
From the comfort and safety of your home, you’ll be able to upload videos, enter contests, share on social media, win prizes and support local charities.
You can follow this website and the Aiken Virtual Steeplechase Facebook page for updates and more information as we continue to develop the virtual event.
This is all about bringing the community together in a fun and safe way. Everyone will be able to see one another’s backyard “home-gates” – tailgating in your backyard! – and share photos/videos of their stick horses, hats, spring outfits, home-gate food and decorations on our virtual platform throughout the day.
We will have our traditional Aiken Steeplechase race day contests, and winners will be announced through our virtual platform.
The Aiken Center for the Arts will build and donate 100 stick horses for children of all ages. You can register for a stick horse at AikenCenterForTheArts.org.
This is an event for the entire community to come together while maintaining social distancing. We hope it will bring positivity and hope knowing that we are all in this together.