The Iroquois Alliance 

The Iroquois Alliance is the membership group of the Iroquois Steeplechase. It was formed in 2010 as a means for patrons to assist The Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation in the continued promotion of steeplechase racing and Nashville’s most iconic spring event, while helping support and raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Learn more about becoming part of a respected Nashville society and tradition below!

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What We Do

Serving as a support network, the Alliance is a volunteer organization that provides assistance to the Iroquois Steeplechase and its nonprofit. Alliance members chair pre-race events and private fundraisers, have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to social and networking events, and assist with volunteer efforts. In addition, Alliance members often also serve in key roles of support for race day.

Here are a few reasons why becoming part of this membership group is a great opportunity:

  • With Alliance membership, you’ll be invited to exclusive events at venues across the city
  • You’ll network with a great group of Nashvillians
  • You’ll receive special offers from the Iroquois Steeplechase and other Nashville institutions
  • You’ll help raise money and awareness for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • And, of course, you’ll support a wonderful mission and Nashville’s most iconic spring event

Becoming an Alliance Member gives you the opportunity to support one of the oldest traditions in Nashville. See our membership levels to join below.


Membership Levels


  • Alliance $25/year     
    Official membership recognition, an Alliance decal & invitations to exclusive events

  • Brush & Timber $50/year
    (All Aforementioned Benefits) 
    Plus: Recognition in race-day program & an official Iroquois Steeplechase koozie


  • Thoroughbred $100/year
    (All Aforementioned Benefits) 
    Plus: an official Iroquois Steeplechase poster, signed by featured artist


  • Winner’s Circle $250/year
    (All Aforementioned Benefits) 
    Plus: Preferred race-day parking


  • Founder's Level $1,500
    (All Aforementioned Benefits)
    Plus: A lifetime membership, official recognition on Alliance letterhead, and a complimentary race day parking pass wth race ticket purchase.


Alliance Events

Holiday Preview Party
Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Private Edition in Green Hills hosted a shopping party to raise awareness and funds for the non‐profit Iroquois Steeplechase and our membership group, the Iroquois Alliance. Patrons were invited to join us at the upscale cosmetic retailer for complimentary makeup applications and skin consultations upon request, in addition to drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. A portion of Private Edition's proceeds from the evening benefited the Iroquois Steeplechase.

Cigar & Bourbon Tasting
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 6:00PM (Tastings will begin at 6:30PM)
Franklin Cigar’s Private Smoking Lounge in Cool Springs again hosted guests for an opportunity to socialize with other young professionals while learning from the experts, as well as enjoying cigars and samples of bourbon varieties.



For a complete listing of Iroquois Steeplechase pre-race events, please click here.

Alliance Event Photos


Alliance Leadership

Kearstin Patterson, Iroquois Alliance President

Kearstin Patterson

Kearstin is a leading figure in the Nashville community in both the healthcare and nonprofit sectors and brings her dynamic social skills and influence to HCA, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, as the vice president of creative services.  With a high standard of taste and tenacity, Kearstin sets the direction and builds connections—with her team, with other departments, with other lines of business—to position and propel the creative services team as integral creative leaders within HCA and the healthcare industry. She also lends her skills and passion to several non-profit organizations in Middle Tennessee, but is proud to call the Iroquois Steeplechase her favorite annual event.