Pillows decorated with horses seen during the 122nd Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase in Pardubice, East Bohemia, Czech Republic. The Velka Pardubicka Steeplechase is known as the toughest steeplechase in continental Europe. It runs in the Eastern Bohemian town of Pardubice in the Czech Republic. The town is famous for its horse races. The first race ran here in 1874.