he Steel Horse Rally Inc.: Honoring All Who Serve and Helping Our Community
The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2014 to benefit local charities. Our mission is to "Honor All Who Serve" and help local charities and the community, especially local veterans and children.
The annual Steel Horse Rally is held the first weekend of each May and is the largest fundraising event for the charity each year. The first rally was held May 1st & 2nd, 2015 in Fort Smith, AR and raised thousands for local charities with an attendance of more than 30,000 people and a local economic impact of more than $4.2 Million. In five short years, the attendance has grown to an estimated record of more than 100,000 people attending, according to the Fort Smith Advertising & Promotion Commission. The local economic impact of the 2018 charity rally is estimated to be more than $17.8 Million. The Steel Horse Rally is one of the fastest-growing motorcycle rallies in the country and has been recognized as one of the premiere events in the region. The Steel Horse Rally Inc. charity has donated more than $100,000 to local charities and charitable organizations that apply and are selected to be recipients of the donations generated at the annual Steel Horse Rally.
Because of the success of the 2019 Steel Horse Rally, the charity was able to make donations to several local charities in addition to in-kind donations including booth space at the rally. Charities that received charitable donations from the Steel Horse Rally in 2019 include the Buddy Smith Veterans Home, Antioch for Youth & Family, the Fort Smith Museum of History and the Children’s Service League.
The Steel Horse Rally has received several local and regional awards for being an outstanding community event and for having great live entertainment. An annual tradition in Fort Smith, AR, the Steel Horse Rally features the Thunder Through the Valley Motorcycle Parade, Vendor Village, motorcycle racing, charitable motorcycle rides, concerts, and helping more charities each year.