The Iroquois Steeplechase has been Nashville’s rite of spring since 1941, a time‐honored tradition of Middle Tennesseans for seven decades. Its rich history dates back to the pasture races in Middle Tennessee during the 1930s, creating a legacy that resonates within the Nashville community today.

Today, the Iroquois Steeplechase‐‐run by the nonprofit, 501c3 organization the Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation‐‐routinely attracts more than 25,000 to the Equestrian Center at Percy Warner Park in Nashville to watch the best horses and riders in the world.