Ladies Day Dublin Horse Show 2010

August 5, 2010

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Ladies Day Dublin Horse Show 2010

Ladies day Dublin Horse Show 2010

The queue went on and on, winding around the grass pavilion of the Band Lawn at the RDS. Ladies sipped white wines by the bucket load (after all Blossom Hill is the sponsor of this event) in the sunshine as they waited their turn to go on stage in this year’s Blossom Hill Ladies Day at the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show.

Unlike The Galway Races where the judges work the crowd and pick the entrants for best dressed lady, at The Dublin Horse Show one can enter oneself, and so you can imagine that the entries were plentiful.

What awaited the entrants was a chance to go on stage and speak to MC Aisling O ‘Loughlin (TV3 Xposé presenter), who quizzed the lovely ladies about their outfit; while the judges – couturier Synan O’Mahony and actress Amy Huberman – took in all the details.

The stories were entertaining – everyone had the chance to talk through their outfits which ranged from high street, to designer and vintage, while the big trend at the 2010 Horse Show was that a lot of women made their own hats and borrowed or repurposed dresses they had bought for another occasion.

The lovely ladies, for the most part, combined great dress sense with a touch of individuality.

Best Dressed Lady Dublin Horse Show 2010

Best dressed lady was Yvonne Ellard, a former Miss Ireland. She wore a borrowed- from-her-mother silver coat with a black belt and oriental print detail, with grey Penneys shoes and a black hat fitted with a grey corsage, also from Penneys.

Most Creative Hat

This lady donned a homemade hat of peacock feathers (see picture in the gallery of the winner on stage) teamed with a cobalt blue dress. She flew over from Nottingham this morning with Ryanair, who would only allow once piece of hand luggage, so ended up wearing her hat on her head on the plane!

Amy Huberman at the Dublin Horse Show

The Judges Amy Huberman and Synan O’Mahony had their work cut out for them with three hours of speaking to entrants on stage.

Amy herself wore a cream sleeveless dress with black bib detail, a black corsaged hair band and oversized sunglasses while Synan looked smart in a tie and Huge Boss suit.

Amy’s dress at the Dublin Horse Show was Ted Baker (€175) and the hat piece is from an Irish designer called Matt Doody who sells in Bow in Powerscourt Townhouse centre.

Catch the pics in our gallery.

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15 Responses to “Ladies Day Dublin Horse Show 2010”

  1. aoifs Says:

    Looked like a lovely day! Was yer man in the hat an entrant 😉

  2. mis jo-jo Says:

    Saw the pic of the Best Dressed Winner – didnt think it was very Summery or apt for the occasion – was a dress/coat that in great that was more suitable for a Winter Wedding.

    All in all though was great style on the day.

  3. Annemarie Says:

    Aoifs – there was a Best Dressed Man competition too, the lads had to go up on stage just like the ladies…

  4. Annemarie Says:

    Agree with Miss Jo Jo. I thought the winners outfit was too “old” for her and non summery, though in fairness she would look good in anything being a former Miss Ireland. The Most Colourful Outfit winner looked fab on the otherhand, she wore a red summer dress and a mad pink hat

  5. LA Make-Up Academy Says:

    Love the outfits, I can’t wait to go next year!

  6. Annemarie Says:

    Funny you should say that La Make Up as Smashbox were offering makeup touch ups as one queued up on the lawn to enter best dressed. They were also giving out complimentary make over vouchers

  7. mis jo-jo Says:

    did you hear that there was an 80 year old woman in the crowd also wearing the same coat (grey) as the best dressed woman! was in the Paper yesterday !

  8. caterine buckley Says:

    its good to see that you can get alot from penneys and so cheep it looked like a good day may be next year the whole outfit willbe from penneys

  9. Annemarie Says:

    Mis jo jo, that’s mad! I just saw the pic now, she looked wonderful

  10. Annemarie Says:

    Catherine, yes Penneys is dressing the recessionistas of the country. I wore a pair of pink shoes from there to Galway Races and saw at least 2 others in the same shoes – that’s the downside I suppose

  11. Aoifs Says:

    Do you know where Amy got her dress from? It’s fab.

  12. Annemarie Says:

    @Aoifs Amy Huberman’s dress at the Dublin Horse show is Ted Baker

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