Fashion Friday – Fashion Hits Parliament NSW

What an amazing accomplishment for Thoroughbred Events Australia to be acknowledged in Parliament.

On 17 May, MICHAEL JOHNSEN MP, Member for the Upper Hunter acknowledged the sponsors who have so generously given to ensure Fashions on the Field at Scone Cup Carnival was a major success.

This is also an extremely proud moment for Sharon Lenton owner of Thoroughbred Events Australia who was also present on the night. Mr Johnsen mentions her passion for fashion but also her strong drive towards sponsorship for off-the-track thoroughbreds which both bring her to the Upper Hunter.
Today this is to acknowledge all the sponsors who had kindly contributed in making Scone Cup Carnival one of the richest pools in NSW. At the moment, the Upper Hunter is under drought which puts pressure for small businesses to survive – but that they have all done. We would like to mention every business and thank them all personally.

How wonderful for every business in the Upper Hunter to have received a Parliament NSW folder (that is so beautifully embossed in gold) personally signed by Michael Johnsen MP for their support:
General Surf Co, Scone
The Herd Store, Scone
Belmore Hotel, Scone
The Remington Motor Inn, Muswellbrook
Asser House Café, Scone
Victoria’s Hair & Beauty Scone
Stillpoint Equine Scone
Chocolate & Moss flowers, Scone
Caffe Mobilita, Scone
Ruby’s girls, Scone
Kodak Express Scone Camera Centre
Double Picc Café Muswellbrook
A personalised folder will also being going to Barbara Wenman of La Fleur D’Alyse, Sydney who has continually supported the Upper Hunter for approx. 5 years and has given generously.

Other businesses mentioned who are outside of the Upper Hunter are:
Emirates Airline
Helloworld Scone
Australian Turf Club, Randwick
Lauder Taylor Milliner, Victoria
North Sydney Harbourview Hotel
Julie Herbert Millinery, Orange
Ava Jaxon, Victoria
Hanley Hats Millinery, Newcastle
Morrison Bar & Oyster Room, Sydney
We would also like to congratulate all the social media that went into frenzy over the fashions on the field over the 2 days. We too agree that all eyes were definitely on the Upper Hunter prior, during and after the carnival.
While the weather was not kind this year, it was noted the increase in men competing this year and the women competing was nothing but breathtaking.
This year’s fashion winners were:
Friday: Best Dressed Man – Pedro Souerwald, Best Dressed Local – Marili Lepiku, Best Contemporary – Claire Hanrahan, Best Dressed – Jess Thei
Saturday: Best Dressed Man – James Berle, Best Dressed Local – Anne Carter, Best Contemporary – Monique Morley, Best Dressed – Jess Thei
All the names of the winners over the two days were put into a box and also returned to the stage where Julie Leckie from Helloworld Scone pulled out  overall  winning name. This year, the winner of the business class package flying Emirates Airline with land package from Helloworld was won by Jess Thei. Jess took back to Sydney more than $10,500 out of the $18,000 in the overall prizes value. How wonderful.

Thoroughbred Events Australia would personally like to send sincere gratitude to this year’s Ambassador of the Scone Cup Carnival – Andrea Baker. Andrea is the wife of one of Sydney’s leading horse trainers, Bjorn Baker. Also to our two fashion judges Dimity Smith and Brock Cross who have both won numerous fashions on the field competitions and did a were a great choice to get the job done.

To Scone Race Club, it has been a pleasure hosting your fashions on the field for the last 5 years. We would like to sincerely thank Sarah Wills who initially appointed us and trusted us to build the fashions profile. Today the new CEO Heath Courtney has stepped in and is on his way with his vision for Scone Race Club to further build as one of the most prestigious Country Race Club in NSW.