Fascinating! Fancy hats take stage at horse show

DEVON, Pa. (AP) — It’s a top equestrian event, but all eyes are on the hats instead of the horses.
Women and girls showed off their fanciest headwear Wednesday on Ladies Day at the Devon Horse Show in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The event was first held in 1896 and lasts for 11 days. It’s known as one of the nation’s last old-fashioned horse shows.
The show made headlines after a horse bolted Tuesday evening, jumped a fence and fled into the crowd.
But by the next day, feathers, feathers bows, ribbons and chiffon were the story.
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A woman walks the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Horses peer out from their stalls at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lexi Wedemeyer rides Mallory Square during a competition at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman walks the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. Women and girls showed off their fanciest headwear on Ladies Day at the show in the suburbs of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman holds onto her hat as she walks on the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Laura Beth Strong rides Parlay during a competition at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman walks on the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A young girl has her hat adjusted at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. Women and girls showed off their fanciest headwear on Ladies Day at the show in the suburbs of Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman walks on the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Women push children around the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman smiles as she walks on the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A young girl watches a competition at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Women walk on the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A woman walks on the grounds at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A dog lounges in the barn area at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Lexi Wedemeyer rides Virtue during a competition at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Devon, Pa. First held in 1896, the 11-day event is known for being one of the last old-fashioned horse shows in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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