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Horses in hats! Racing season starts with some equine fashion fun

Women often wear their best dresses, white gloves and large, extravagant hats to horse races in England. Meet horses who are giving them a run for their money.

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Smiling for the camera

To mark the beginning of horse-racing season in England, Venture Photography teamed up with designer hat maker Rosie Olivia Millinery and Red House Stables to capture photos of horses wearing beautiful bonnets. Check out these spectacular photos of horses in very fancy hats.

Carnsdale Top Gun wears the "Ohio" hat made of twisted paper straw and worn like a baseball cap. The front of the hat is covered in Swarovski crystals and ostrich feathers.

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Another view

Women often wear their best dresses, white gloves and large, extravagant hats to races. These horses are definitely giving them a run for their money.

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Fancy feathers

Bluewood Tamsin wears the "Marshall," a cappuccino-colored, high-top straw hat trimmed with pheasant feathers.

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Side view

"I am totally rocking this hat." —Bluewood Tamsin

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Hee Haw!

Jester, a horse from Ryedale in North Yorkshire, England, wears the "Boston," an ivory straw hat with a stiffened wavy brim and pheasant feathers.

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Colorful cap

Lanaway Razzle Dazzle wears the "Avalino" hat, an ivory percher covered in multi-colored beaded fabric.

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Pensive pose

"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful." —Lanaway Razzle Dazzle

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Fashion statement

Esanto wears the "Omega" hat, a simple navy beret with spotted veiling trim.

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Just between you and me...

"...the British royals borrowed this hat style from yours truly." —Esanto

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Ready in red

Thorneyside Artillery wears the "Delta" hat, a red slanted beret trimmed with two black goose quill feathers.

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Perfectly perched

"I sure hope I don't lose this hat on the track." —Thorneyside Artillery

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Mellow yellow

Tierra wears the "Alpha," an ivory hat covered in multi-colored beaded fabric and trimmed with a crin bow.

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Stylin'

Tierra also stopped by the hair salon before this photo shoot.

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Pretty in pink

Walstead Ladybird wears the "Scapoli," a hat trimmed with silk and organza ruffle, curled quills and Swarovski beads.

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Marvelous!

"Can there be any question about who won this fashion contest?" —Walstead Ladybird

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