The sun shone down on record crowds today at Dressage at Devon as spectators and dressage enthusiasts enjoyed whimsical hats, fabulous fare, exciting exhibition riding and fierce competitive rides.
Winning Hats Feature Feathers and Flowers
Friday afternoon brought the annual Ladies’ Hat Contest sponsored by Dark Horse Chocolates and The Engraver. After entrants displayed their haberdashery in the Dixon Oval, Jennifer Reed, a radio personality from 92.5 WXTU/Philadelphia, announced the three winners.
Tiffany Arey, of Collegeville, Pennsylvania has dominated the ‘Prettiest Hat’ category for the last three years. After working on her hat for the last month, she once again walked away with the award. Her hat was double brimmed with ivory sinamay straw and trimmed in black and white. She decorated it with homemade black and ivory flowers and butterflies made of feathers, and finished it with a black veil. Tiffany had ordered a dress especially for the occasion that complemented the hat. When it did not arrive in time, she had to scramble to put together a new outfit-- a white suit, black bag, and black shoes and stockings. With the help of a Dressage at Devon vendor, she named the hat and overall look ‘split decision.’
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