Winterthur Point-to-Point

Mike and I attended the Winterthur Point-to-Point for the first time last May. It’s a group of steeplechase races held annually on the grounds of the Winterthur Museum and Gardens. Not only was it a cool event in terms of costuming, it was also a unique equestrian experience. There were demonstrations related to fox hunting and carriage driving in addition to the races themselves. Winterthur is a lovely setting, featuring lots of open space on the grounds of a house formerly owned by Henry Francis du Pont in the early 20th century.

The only hiccup was the weather was pretty cold. Somehow I managed to go to the warmest Fort Fred Market Fair in years, followed by a cold and rainy Point-to-Point a week later. Welcome to spring in the Mid-Atlantic, I guess!

Judy and Kat had one of the swankiest tailgating setups!
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Kat’s hat and coat were showstoppers!
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

I said it was cold! In order to keep warm I wore a jacket under my stole and wrapped a shawl over my head. Plus I had another scarf under there somewhere. I also wore two pairs of thick dance tights.
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Drinking tea. Judy brought a contraption that used heat packets to boil water. It sort of worked!
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

I wore a 1940s-esque modern dress with a 1960s fur stole that I bought at the Williamsburg Antique Mall a while back. Topped off with a little fascinator hat I trimmed for the Lit Up Ball a couple years ago and some paste glass rhinestone earrings that I made.
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Mike wore a thrifted tweed jacket and a fedora for some vintage styling.
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

A junior rider in the pony race
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

More from the pony race
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

What a cute pony!
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

The parade of foxhounds
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

This hound was a straggler.
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Sidesaddle riders (Sara Gartland and her sister)! Someday I’ll try sidesaddle.
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

The carriage parade
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

One of the races
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

An outrider
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

A rider withdrawing from the race
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

The kids competing in a stick horse race
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Check out their faces. Some of them are pretty intense!
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

At the first fence of one of the races, a rider fell off (I believe she was okay). The horse continued the whole race on its own.
Winterthur Point-to-Point 2017

All of my photos are here.

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