Race Day Director

Elizabeth Cliatt

It is my pleasure to welcome you to what I know will be another wonderful day at Steeplechase! Each year, we strive to create a day to remember, holding close to tradition yet working to bring you a new and exciting experience. We hope that you enjoy all that we have in store. We thrilled to have you with us!

Beginning in 1984, the Steeplechase at Callaway Gardens has long been considered an “event of the season.” And while most see it as a fun day at “the Races,” it is its support of arts and culture that truly make it so special.

Now in its 37th year, the Steeplechase has raised more than $5 Million benefiting Columbus and the surrounding areas. It is those dollars that contribute to the spirit and thriving nature of our communities, making them such great places to live, work and play.

With full hearts, may we each extend the utmost gratitude to the Lampton Family. It is through their vision and continued leadership that have made and continue to make this day possible. Thank you for your work and dedication throughout the years! Your belief in the arts and love of sportsmanship come together beautifully year over year for an incredible day—a day that goes on to enhance the quality of life through strengthening our cultural communities.

This event also could not be possible without our phenomenal team at Outdoor Events, our fabulous volunteers, and our amazing sponsors. To each, I am forever grateful and I know that I will never be able thank them enough! Bringing this event to life involves so many countless hours of hard work, tons of trust and lots of love.

It has been an absolute honor to serve as this year’s Race Director. I have had too much fun preparing for this day, and it is my hope that you have even more as you enjoy today!