There is an old proverb that states that the horse is God’s gift to mankind and Megan Morton thinks so too. The leading Sydney stylist is creating a fete to celebrate the animal’s birthday, which happens to fall on August 1 in the Southern Hemisphere.[fold]

This weekend, on August 3 and 4, Morton’s The School in Rosebery will be packed with stalls featuring country-style charms for city homes, equestrian-themed items and wearables, as well as plush carrots and trophies made by some real crafty types. The Horses’ Birthday Fete will feature French linens and Belgian botanical specimens sourced by Vogue contributor Tory Collison, watercolours and papery treats made by artist James Gordon, Bronwyn Poole’s handcrafted designer furniture and rugs (think plush cushions and one-off Italian creations by Giulio Cappellini), and crafter Tamara Maynes is creating on-site.

Morton will be there, of course, with fabulous room sets – furniture, props, pineapples, crafts – all for sale. There will also be real horses for kids to ride and real and embroidered Dutch carrots by dealer Silvia Noble.

It’s charity-friendly too. James Gordon will take a paper class on the Friday, donating all profits to a donkey sanctuary. There will also be a polo player in a kissing booth, planting kisses on rosy faces.

Horses’ Birthday Fete runs from 10am to 4pm on August 3 & 4 at Megan Morton’s The School at 85 Dunning Avenue, Rosebery.

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