Cheltenham Festival Dress Code: All You Need To Know

When it comes to a day at the races, knowing what to wear is essential. There’s no point turning up to Royal Ascot without your top hat, and across the land there is often a number of things to consider.

The Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest and most exciting horse racing festivals in the calendar and knowing what to wear can really make or break it.

So, what should you wear when visiting Cheltenham 2020 between March 10 and March 13? What exactly is the Cheltenham Festival 2020 dress code?

Cheltenham Festival 2020 Dress Code
The dress code at the Cheltenham Festival is in fact much more relaxed than other major festivals and the racecourse itself advises punters to dress for the conditions of the day.

Most enclosures are on grass, so it is well worth taking that into account before visiting Prestbury Park. That could mean swapping the stilettos for wellies or brogues for boots if required.

Most people visiting do like to dress more formally however, particularly on Gold Cup Day, where men will wear a suit and tie, with women often choosing a hat. While there’s no Cheltenham Gold Cup dress code, it’s always good to look good as you watch the best in the business make their way round the Old Course.

Cheltenham Festival Ladies Day Dress Code
Ladies Day is always a more glamorous occasion, with the ladies on Day 2 really getting into the mood.

It’s hats galore, as both men and women dress to the nines to enjoy a day of racing.

It is worth noting however that in most enclosures, there is no Cheltenham Ladies Day dress code and it is important you know what sort of terrain you will be spending the day on.

Cheltenham Festival Dress Code: All You Need To Know
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Cheltenham Festival Hospitality & Club Enclosure
Where you will find there is a dress code in place is in the hospitality and Club enclosures.

Here you will be required to wear smart clothing. For men, that usually involves a suit and tie, while women would be in smart dresses, suits or skirts alongside a hat.

Cheltenham Festival Fancy Dress
Fancy dress is accepted at the Cheltenham Festival, although not in hospitality and the Club enclosure.

Any fancy dress outfits which could be deemed offensive will be refused entry to the racecourse.

All in all it’s simply a case of dressing sensibly for your enclosure. Then you can place your bets and be in with a great chance of winning at the Cheltenham Festival!

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