Fall 2018: October 27 | Spring 2019: March 23
The Aiken Steeplechase Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that hosts two steeplechase racing events sanctioned by the National Steeplechase Association each year, the Imperial Cup in March and the Holiday Cup in October. The mission of the organization is to perpetuate the tradition of steeplechasing in Aiken and give back to the community through donations given to local charities. The vision of the organization is to continue to search for a true steeplechase venue.
It is comprised of a volunteer Board of Directors as well as community members and other supporters who strive to perpetuate the rich history of Steeplechasing in Aiken with the aid of the Aiken SERTOMA Club and other volunteers from our community. Profits from the races have aided Aiken charities such as Helping Hands, Inc., Hitchcock Woods Foundation, The Cumbee Center, Public Education Partners, CanHope, Aiken S.P.C.A., Aiken Rescue Squad, Aiken Public Safety Horse Rescue Squad, National Steeplechase Association Injured Jockey Fund and the Aiken Thoroughbred Hall of Fame.