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!
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.
Sidesaddle riders (Sara Gartland and her sister)! Someday I’ll try sidesaddle.
All of my photos are here.