Imagine my surprise to hear that a hat I had designed for a charity auction brought $5,000.00! I was so shocked upon hearing the price that I almost drove off the road! It was quite an evening.
The event was the AHC Opening Gala at Churchill Downs, in the 4th Floor Suite. The beneficiary of the evening was Angelheart Arabians in Lexington, Kentucky. The organization focuses on aiding children with chronic illness by working with horses. Tracey, the Executive Director, suggested that I do the hat in black, white and silver. She suggested doing a classic design. The hat style is one that I call Holly at Churchill, so I guess it was fitting that the hat did so well at Churchill!
Kim Jarvis with the Arabian Horse Celebration was responsible for promoting the hat and also getting the amazing photo of it that you see below. Her lovely daughter modeled it. So as you can see, it was a group effort! The event staff at Churchill was a pleasure to work with, so professional and helpful.
The hat is shown in the blog below.