The Qatar Goodwood Festival, my favourite in the horseracing calendar. Not only is it local to me near Chichester, it is one the most glamorous in the race season, and the biggest focus of the 5 day festival, fondly know as ‘Glorious Goodwood’ is Ladies Day.
Being the most photographed event of its kind, ladies day is most definitely the place to see and be seen. The rich and famous flock to Goodwood, hoards of women spend hours (often days) in preparation carefully putting their outfits together, including the pièce de résistance, the showcase of their personality… the hat!
Attending Goodwood is like being in heaven for me, surrounded by these amazing pieces, an abundance of inspiration… too busy people watching I sometimes forget to place my bets!
One of the very unique points about Ladies Day at the Qatar Goodwood Festival, is the Magnolia Cup presented by Swarovski. Silks created by high profile designers, 12 fearless women, some who have only just recently jumped on a horse, compete in the charity race for Place2be
We are all very much behind our very own local Olympian Sarah Ayton, although she only had her first jockey training session in December, with her winners mentality she is sure to succeed, we will all be cheering for her!
If you have missed out on your handmade bespoke hat for this season, please keep an eye on our shop for our after season sale hats.