Feel Good Sunday: Horse Wears Tweed Ahead Of Cheltenham Festival

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“For all of you folks out there that delight in embarrassing your equine companions at Halloween, I am married to one, here is a British twist on the human obsession of dressing four legged creatures in human clothes.  Have fun!” ~ R.T.


One horse is odds on to be named sharpest dresser at the races, after tailors designed a three-piece Harris Tweed suit for him.

Three-piece suits are normally a luxury reserved for human attendees of the racing extravaganza, but accomplished seamstresses and tailors managed to create a fine equine alternative for veteran racer Morestead in four weeks.

Emma Sandham-King and her team used 18 metres of Harris Tweed for the outfit – 10 times more than is usually needed for a standard suit.

A crisp white shirt, blue tie and flat cap finished off Morestead’s makeover, which was proudly unveiled by champion jockey Sir Tony McCoy.

Ms Sandham-King, a former Alexander McQueen apprentice, described the project as “one of the biggest challenges I have faced in my career”.

She added: “Some models can be real divas, but Morestead was calm and a pleasure to work with.

“Tweed is undergoing a massive revival and this year’s Cheltenham Festival will see the most tweed worn since the 1960s.”

William Hill, which commissioned the outfit, estimates that enough tweed is worn at the event to stretch from the historic racecourse to Ireland.

7 comments on “Feel Good Sunday: Horse Wears Tweed Ahead Of Cheltenham Festival

    • Can you post a link to these deaths – we all need to be aware – what did they die of – thank you for letting us know – even if it is bad we need to know.

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  1. He would of looked better to make the pad the tweed not put it on his legs, sorry but I can’t dress my horses and they look great with my shine and their fur. Have to dress them and I will not have them…..they cost enough to keep them healthy and wormed
    etc.

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