The crown jewel of the Springdale Race Course is the National Steeplechase Museum, the only one of its kind in the United States. The museum is devoted to the history of steeplechasing in America with memorabilia from many past and present race meets and offers a glimpse of how a steeplechase training facility works. It offers displays of the owners who have won the "Steeplechaser of the Year" from 1948 to the present. Memorabilia and photographs showcase steeplechasing history, and exhibits are changed twice a year. The NSA Ambrose Clark Award winners are displayed at the museum honoring those who have been recognized for their contributions to steeplechasing.
The museum also contains a library dedicated to J.V.H. "Bobby" Davis, a very notable rider and trainer, and the roots of steeplechasing can be found in the library. The "Victorian Hill" trophy room contains trophies for the last seventy years.
So, plan to visit the museum for a day of fun and explore the exciting world of steeplechase racing. While you are here, ride the "Equisizer" which was designed to help train jockeys, and browse for souvenirs in the gift shop.
For more information, please call (803) 432-6513, or visit www.carolina-cup.org.