Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Cup Was a Big Mudder.....

It all started about 6 weeks ago, we had to pick out the perfect hat for the Carolina Cup, the biggest Horse Event in SC. Anna and I shopped all the stores looking for the best Hat. This was our favorite, after looking at the price tag, we decided we could make our own and after all they would be originals!!! The weeks were ticking by and finally the day approached. It rained from High Heavens, from morning to night. But like the Postman it was not going to stop us. We had a two hour drive ahead of us. The guys had set up the tent the night before, the DJ was there, the food was prepared, was a little rain storm going to stop us??? No. By the time we got there, it had rained 2 inches, the mud was 4 inches deep. I didn't want to get out of the car!! My new shoes!!! So we took our shoes off and walked in the rain with umbrellas to C33. 33 tents from our parking space!! Barefoot. Not too many hats were seen, not too many horses were seen. One of the prettiest Hats is pictured below!! The most fashionable were the Wellies!! Coach Wellies!! Dancing Wellies!! Picture of Anna's hat, since you won't see it on her head. Photo of my Hat. Good looking group of boys, before a day in the rain. The Rain didn't dampen the spirits.. The only Horses that won would be the Mudders.


Suzie said...

Kate, WOW!! I know you are an artist and artists are obviousely very creative people, but you and your daughter's hats are so beautiful! You should make hats and sell them!! My grand mother used to love hats and after she passed away almost 3 years ago, I kept most of her hats and some of her favorite outfits. Every time I see beautiful hat, it just reminds me of my grandmother. You know..I loved that woman very much!!
Too bad it rained and you couldn't wear your beautiful hat to show off!! Thank you for sharing the pictures, Kate!

gina said...

Great hats! Sorry about all the rain I know you had high hopes for the day but maybe next year will be great.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Love it! Your hats are fantastic!!! And how much fun it looked like you guys were having...I am on my way to join.:) It doesn't appear that the rain dampened anything other than the ground.:)

Lovely post, Kate.