Here’s A Horse In A Three-Piece Tweed Suit, Complete With Tie And Flat Cap

Because, why not?

BY Patrick Chew | Mar 15, 2016 | News

The Cheltenham Festival is an annual horse racing event, which features several Grade I races such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase and World Hurdle, held over four days. 

But the festival is as much about horse racing as it is about tweed, with spectators and punters donning spiffy tweed suits as they pour out millions of pounds each year on bets. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that over 200 miles of tweed will be worn at this year’s event that starts today. 

Well, a racehorse named Morestead didn’t want to feel left out anymore and showed up in a three-piece Harris Tweed suit, complete with tie and flat cap. Designed by Emma Sandham-King, former Alexander McQueen apprentice and stylist to the celebrities, the outfit took four weeks and over 18 metres of tweed to construct. 

"Creating the world's first tweed suit for a horse has been one of the biggest challenges that I have faced in my career as a designer,” the designer told The Telegraph.

"Some models can be real divas, but veteran racing horse Morestead was calm and a pleasure to work with."