Dublin Horse Show – Are You Ready?

7 Aug
Didn’t make it down to Galway? Well don’t fret, the best in racing fashion (well yes, not quite racing) is coming the the Discover Ireland Horse Show in the RDS tomorrow, August 8th.
2012 Judges of the Blossom Hill Ladies Day

2012 Judges of the Blossom Hill Ladies Day

Lucy Gilmore, 2012 Winner

Lucy Gilmore, 2012 Winner

This year the winner of the Blossom Hill ‘Best Dressed Lady’ title is set to win a trip for 2 to New York worth €8,0000, including €1,000 spending money!

There are also fantastic prizes for highly commended outfits, the ‘Most Creative Hat’, the ‘Most Colourful Outfit’ and a Louis Copeland suit for the ‘Best Dressed Man’.

Judges are sartorial rake Brendan Courtney, sports presenter Rachel Wyse and Love-Hate actress Susan Loughnane.

Brendan Courtney told StyleJump that he’ll be looking for originality that respects the occasion.

Entering the competition

Whether we’re ponies or ladies, we all love rosettes. To enter Blossom Hill Ladies’ Day, all you need is a general admission ticket for Thursday, August 8th and then complete an entry form in the Band Lawn area. There is no entry fee. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.

Apres racing

Parched from all the action? Cool yourself down at the Ice Bar in the Four Seasons, the go to spot to hatch for a drink or two whilst you formulate your plans for the evening.

Don’t win the main competition? Well don’t fret, the Dylan Hotel off Baggot Street and the Shelbourne Hotel are both running competition, so get thee to a hotel if you’re dead set on grabbing yourself a horse show title this year.

The Shelbourne

Be at No. 27 Bar at The Shelbourne from 6.30 p.m, where there are amazing prizes for the Best Dressed Lady and for the ten Most Stylish finalists!

The Shelbourne’s Most Stylish Lady competition is held in association with IMAGE magazine, and the contest will be judged by Melanie Morris, editor of IMAGE, Anna Daly of TV3 and super-stylist Marietta Doran, The Shelbourne’s new Style Butler.

Marietta told StyleJump “Delighted to be judging Shelbourne Hotel Most Stylish Lady competition! I’m looking for something glamorous, vibrant & eclectic.”

Yvette Byrne, 2011 winner

Yvette Byrne, 2011 winner

As well as being fun, frivolous and fashionable, there are also fabulous prizes to be had, including subscriptions to IMAGE magazine, gorgeous products from The Spa at The Shelbourne, and exquisite jewellery from Loulerie.

The Best Dressed Lady wins a gloriously luxurious prize of two nights in The Shelbourne’s wonderfully chic Princess Grace Suite and two nights in the stylish Renaissance Le Parc Trocadéro Hotel, a short stroll from the Champs-Élysées in the heart of the world’s style capital, Paris!

Dylan

Dylan offers accessory lovers the opportunity to win a bespoke hat designed by Alva and inspired by Dylan.

Fashionistas who attend Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show and who are wearing a hat to be admired, are invited to the Dylan that evening where the judging panel will choose one lucky winner to walk away with a once in a lifetime creation that will never be seen on any other best dressed lady!

The judging panel, which includes well-known fashion journalist and blogger from Helpmystyle.ie, Darren Kennedy, Grainne Ross, general manager of the Dylan Hotel and milliner, Alva Maguire, will look for a lady that wears her hat with confidence; a lady that exudes the same characteristics as the Dylan in her choice of hat – attention to detail, creative flair and sophisticated style.

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