Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day AwardPosted on Mar 22, 2016
Swatkins Group was honoured to be chosen by Martin and Co in Cheltenham to Silver-plate the Ladies Day competition Award, the #ColourMeMarch Fashion Award.
Martin & Co
Martin & Co has been providing the Cheltenham Gold Cup for over 70 years. Every year a new Gold Cup is handmade by their finest craftsmen, for the most prestigious race in the National Hunt Calendar.
The Award consisted of a Ladies Fascinator, with lovely decorative vine detailing stitched into the side of the hat. As per tradition on Ladies Day, the bigger the hat, the better. We were given the task to Silver Plate the head-piece, in order for Martin & Co to supply a base that the Award could be mounted upon. The Hat came out beautifully, perfect for such an occasion. The fabric sparkled and the vine detailing came out superbly, the shine detail really accentuating the accessories – A supreme and unmistakeable award, perfect for the Ladies Day at Cheltenham.
Cheltenham Ladies Day
The Ladies day gives racegoers the opportunity to enjoy the very best in Jump racing as well as dressing up in all their finery to join in with the fashionable crowd. Whether it’s an extra feather in their hat, the highest heels in their cupboard or, for the men, their very best tweed, it really is an occasion to savour.
The racing action is just as exhilarating with seven races on the card to enjoy, the highlight being the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase. The race is over a distance of 2 miles, the shortest chase distance found in Jump racing, so the sight of the horses travelling at great speed around the famous Cheltenham course is one to behold.
Swatkins have manufactured many of the world’s most famous awards over the last century. Our awards are uniquely designed and manufactured in-house. We take on many new challenges whilst constantly updating and developing our techniques and materials to continually bring our clients the best bespoke and custom made-awards your money can buy.
Swatkins has a wealth of experience in dealing with bespoke awards and having the advantage of our UK factory based in Walsall, we can cater for many different ideas or designs using only the finest materials selected by fine British craftsmen and women.