Point to Point Racing Howick
My partner David and brother Adrian as artists of the horse each year sponsor at Howick point to point near Chepstow. So they exhibit in the VIP tent which is very nice. So we exhibited our range of Fashion as we now share stands at such events. Point to Point racing is amateur racing in farmer's fields basically but it is the grass roots of the sport.
I met some very nice people and returning clients as did David and Adrian as they have been supporting it for years, including former jockey Andrew James who bought a painting, and Mel Worgan who is a fan of our equestrian jewellery and also bought a hat for a wedding.
I also had some new stock of more more casual and warm hats including double fur bobble hats and green leather look bobble baseball hats. You can see the former in the picture below with Tim Lane who is the new manager of the National Stud and leaves David Hilton at the helm of Oakgrove Stud in Chepstow which has produced such great horses as Avonbridge and Al Kazeem. You know they are proper horsemen when they are out supporting the point to point though not just all the glamour of Royal Ascot and flat racing! Pictured too is Sue Anstey who thought our tweed wraps were great value. Was nice to see Fifi Weaver and Sara Jones and friends again who also loveour collection. Sara bought the Mosaic lining wool Montpelier wrap from the stand at Chepstow recently and I also sold the other I did before I could even photograph it! Here is the Belle Epoque cape version.
Sponsoring at a point to point is a very good value for money way of supporting racing and looking after select clients as you get some badges for the hospitality marquee. So investigate the opportunities point to point racing can offer in terms of sponsorship to a very nice crowd. And you can see the action very close which is even more exciting than racing at big venues which is sometimes a bit distant.
You know Spring is in the air when you see the lambs in the countryside and remember our wraps and capes help keep our countryside as it is because we use wool produced in the UK for many of them rather than synthetics that high street retailers tend to favour. You get what you pay for and you also get that unique element when you support small designers. Sustainability may be just a buzz word for marketing but to us it is very real. Support produce and sport and a way of life that supports our countryside and environment!
We did well at the event , the racing was great and I had a couple of winners I picked out of the paddock and much of the talk was of the Cheltenham festival which will be my next blog.