strong Alliances


The Iroquois Alliance was formed in 2010 as a means for patrons to assist the Volunteer State Horsemen's Foundation in the continued promotion of steeplechase racing while helping support and raise money for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Those interested in becoming part of a respected Nashville society and tradition can join at membership levels that range from $25/year and scale to a lifetime membership of $1,500.

Serving as a support network, the Alliance is a volunteer organization that provides assistance to the Iroquois Steeplechase. 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 also serve in key roles of support for race day.

Benefits of Joining the Alliance:

  • 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
  • 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. There are several membership options to choose from.

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


Kearstin Patterson, Iroquois Alliance President


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. Contact her at