The Cheltenham Festival is one of the most exciting horse racing events in the United Kingdom. The even isn’t all about horse racing however. The event is even more about tweed and dressing to the nines! If jockey’s and horse owners are allowed to dress up nice and fancy, shouldn’t the horses be able to also?
Meet Morestead. He’s the veteran racehorse modelling the world’s first three-piece suit tailored for a horse. Morestead will be debuting his new outfit at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. There are a few distinct differences from your average tweed suit, namely the ear holes in the cap.
Morestead’s suit is made of over 59 feet of tweed. For reference, that is roughly 10 times more tweed than is required to make a human suit. That’s a ton of fabric, but it’s nothing compared to the 200 miles of combined tweed worn by everyone in attendance at each year’s festival! Tweed is a closely woven, rough fabric. It is considered to be traditional clothing for people residing in the Irish or British countryside. Many see it as perfect informal outerwear, which explains why it is the ideal fit for a racing festival like Cheltenham.
Here he is modelling with famous jockey Sir Anthony McCoy. You have to admit that their matching outfits are like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Horse blankets are an important article of clothing in the equestrian world, so what’s wrong with letting Morestead wear something a little more snazzy?
These two will certainly be stealing the show at this year’s festival, which is currently going on in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
Want to learn a little more about the stylish stallion? Check out the video below!
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