Racehorse Wears First Equine Tweed Suit for Cheltenham Festival 2016

Racehorse Wears First Equine Tweed Suit for Cheltenham Festival 2016

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The first ever Harris Tweed suit designed especially for a horse has been showcased by 20 time champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy for this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

The unique equestrian fashion range, modelled by veteran race horse Morestead, features a three-piece suit complete with shirt, tie and flat cap.

Sir Anthony McCoy, a Cheltenham Gold Cup champion on two occasions, was seen at the annual festival whilst riding Morestead.

The amazing horse outfit was commissioned by bookmaker William Hill, who tasked former Alexander McQueen apprentice, Emma Sandham-King, with creating a Harris Tweed suit to celebrate the start of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival.

Screen-Shot-2016-03-16-at-21.14.38-300x152Former Alexander McQueen apprentice Emma Sandham-King took four weeks to create the tweed suit for Morestead.

Ms Sandham-King said “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. We have used 18 metres of genuine Harris Tweed to create the head turning fashion garment.

“Some models can be real divas, but veteran racing horse Morestead was calm and a pleasure to work with. Tweed is undergoing a massive revival and this year’s Cheltenham Festival will see the most tweed worn since the 1960s.

Watch Morestead showing off his new tweed suit in the video below. 

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