Melbourne, Victoria: The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) and Myer have officially announced talented equestrian eventer Georgia Connolly as the 2015 Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador.
Georgia, 26, who has been riding since she was three, said she is delighted to combine her passion for horses with her love of fashion.
“It is such an honour to be representing the VRC and Myer this year,” she said.
“I’ve been an active VRC member for many years and have always loved horses, riding, racing and fashion. To combine all my life’s passions as Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador is a dream come true.”
An experienced eventer, Georgia has recently embarked on a promising dressage career, and currently has four horses.
Her family once had a share in Emirates Melbourne Cup runner: the creatively named Maythehorsebewithu, who ran fifth in 2001.
As Myer Fashions on the Field Ambassador Georgia will join a star-studded judging panel to select the winning looks on all three days of the Women’s Racewear competition, including the 2015 National Final on Crown Oaks Day.
And she is well placed to judge racewear, having first entered fashions on the field at just 10 years old.
“As a Melbourne girl I love putting together spring racewear looks and being trackside at Flemington,” she said.
“My favourite Australian designers include Alex Perry, Aje and for special occasions you can’t go past Maticevski. For millinery I love Melissa Jackson and Kim Fletcher.”
VRC Chief Executive Simon Love said Georgia is the perfect candidate for the Ambassador role this year.
“We are delighted to announce Georgia as this year’s Ambassador,” he said.
“Georgia’s love of racing, horses and fashion ensures she will be perfectly placed to represent Myer Fashions on the Field, Australia’s largest and most prestigious outdoor fashion event.”
Georgia’s first official appearance will be at Flemington on Thursday 10 September for the annual Myer Spring Fashion Lunch.
Myer Fashions on the Field commences on AAMI Victoria Derby Day and continues on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day and Crown Oaks Day. Pre-register online at flemington.com.au/MyerFOTF
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