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Start 2017 in Style: A Preview of the Queen’s Plate

07.14.16 | World Events

Queen's PlateLooking for an exciting and glamorous way to kick off 2017? We here at Journeys Equestrian Travels are! We’re already gearing up for one of our favorite events of the year: L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate at the beautiful Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town, South Africa, happening January 7, 2017.

Ranked as one of the world’s five best thoroughbred racing events, this event is so much more than just a horse race. The Queen’s Plate is the place to see and be seen. Guests enjoy exquisite food, wine, and entertainment, including the legendary after-party.

When you plan your Queen’s Plate experience with Journeys Equestrian Travels, you’ll be the VIPs of the VIPs. Our packages include not only VIP tickets to the race and after-party, but also private tours of the Drakenstein Stud farm and Winelands, access to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, a personal guide, and luxury transportation and accommodations for your entire stay in South Africa. We recommend that you stay a little longer and see more of what South Africa has to offer with our luxury safari experience.

Before you start packing for the Queen’s Plate, you need to keep fashion in mind. This is one of the most glamorous horse racing and celebrity events of the year, where the latest fashions from New York, Milan, and Paris can be seen alongside some of the most beautiful thoroughbreds in the world.Queen's Plate

Blue and white are the colors of the day, and a modern chapeau is a must for both men and women. The guest that is judged to be sporting the most stunning look of the day will earn the title of “Best Dressed Lady or Gentleman.”

Want a leg up on the competition? Then be sure to peruse our exclusive Queen’s Plate Fashion Guide, where we’ve got tips from last year’s “Best Dressed Lady,” Deborah Calmeyer, on how both ladies and gentlemen can create a show-stopping look for the Queen’s Plate.

Has this preview of the Queen’s Plate whetted your appetite for more? Then don’t wait! Contact us today to start planning your glamorous journey to the Queen’s Plate in South Africa!

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