If you have been to the Cheltenham Festival before you will be well aware that the days are as much about the fashion on display as they are the racing. The four legged athletes’ parading in the ring are often overlooked, and in some cases overshadowed, by ladies in eye catching head pieces, stunning tweed ensembles or phenomenal dresses.
You would not be corrected for saying that in some cases there is as much preparation that goes into getting an outfit just right for the Festival as there is in the preparation of the horses for one of the biggest racing events of the year.
Let’s not be mistaken, this meeting is not Ascot in the height of summer. But never-the-less this does not often stop Ladies Day from being one of the most prestigious events to be papped at.
Across the UK and Ireland at the moment, National Hunt fans are avidly counting down until the 12th March, where the gates of Cheltenham racecourse will swing open and let in floods of tweed clad, fashion conscious fans. Marveling at the sights in the parade ring, at the rail and at the bars, and that’s before we even start on the horses.
If ever Pegasus Jewellery should be shown off somewhere, it should be the prestigious Cheltenham Festival.
The Festival consists of four days of racing. Each brings different races and different styles, so we have picked four of the best pieces from Pegasus Jewellery for each day.
Day 1: Champions Day
Starting the week strong, Champions Day gives racegoers the raw thrills of racing and is championed literally by the most important hurdle race of the season, the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
For day one we have chosen the silver snaffle and horseshoe equestrian bracelet (pictured below). With a subtle nod to a love of equestrianism as it features 3 interlocking snaffles, this bracelet adds a dainty and elegant touch to an outfit. Especially if your racing outfit features tweed and knee-high boots! Think just how gorgeous this would look when you raise your hands in the air to celebrate a win! https://pegasusjewellery.net/collections/horse-bangles/products/silver-snaffle-and-horseshoe-equestrian-bracelet
Day 2: Ladies Day
The event many wait with anticipation for year after year. Standing out is a necessity, and sees some of the most spectacular outfits being paraded in and around the grandstands.
Day 2 is all about standing out and making a statement. The maxi rose gold and silver full snaffle equestrian necklace (below) does just that. Inspired by the rise in popularity of rose gold, you will be right on trend. The snaffle is a unique symbol of equestrianism and this necklace features nine that interlink. Rose gold and silver goes perfectly with most colours, so no matter what you wear, this necklace will piece it all together and catch the eye of any photographer! https://pegasusjewellery.net/collections/horse-necklaces-pendants/products/maxi
Day 3: St Patrick’s Thursday
Picture the scene... Live music filling the air around the grandstands all day, giving the day a typically Irish feel, not forgetting the Guinness Village.
What could be more appropriate for an Irish day at the races than a necklace with a shamrock and a lucky horseshoe (pictured below)? The lucky tri colour charm is perfect for wearing over a roll neck or with a blouse. We love it best on the rose gold snake chain, worn as a necklace rather than a charm. https://pegasusjewellery.net/collections/horse-necklaces-pendants/products/lucky-tri-colour-charm?variant=21434248580
Day 4: Gold Cup Day
The place to be to experience the pinnacle of Jump racing.
Day 4 calls for elegance and class and what better to bring an outfit together than the timeless Pegasus pearl sparkle earrings. These firm favourites feature a freshwater pearl surrounded by a horseshoe of cubic zirconias, all set in silver. If you love these as much as we do there is also a matching necklace and bangle! https://pegasusjewellery.net/collections/equestrian-horseshoe-earrings/products/equestrian-horseshoe-pearl-earrings