Radnor Hunt Races
by Alev Gefen
photos by Inna Race
Come and take a peek into today’s snippet of glamour: The 84th annual Radnor Hunt Races that took place on Saturday, May 17, in Malvern, PA. Founded in 1883, it is the largest foxhunt in the United States and is accredited by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America. Once considered a pest by farmers, the fox is now preserved and celebrated with the Radnor Hunt Races. A fox hunting tradition has evolved into a celebration of prowess with magnificent races, featuring the finest in thoroughbred horses and hounds, for purses totaling $180,000. All proceeds from the Radnor Hunt Races benefit the land and water preservation programs of the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.
The event truly went off without a hitch, courtesy of our wonderful picnic hostess, Milica Schiavio from Milica in the Hat Millinery, as the guests in our party had a spectacular time. The races were the epitome of a VIPicnic, where couture met whimsy. About half the guests complemented their dignified outfits with a touch of crazy glam in elegant yet outrageously designed hats and fascinators. Judges were busy working choosing between the best outfits and the best picnique booth themes.
This gorgeous vista of rolling hills became the place to be, where one could mingle with old money and flaunt their style.