Giving Birth to the Headwear of the Royals


Boy de Winter, Hat maker to the Dutch Royal Family, will be demonstrating how he creates his “babies” at Dressage at Devon Horse Show September 27th through October 2nd


“These hats are my babies,” confesses H.W. “Boy” de Winter. “When they leave, they are still a part of me.” And when they leave, they go to every corner of the globe. De Winter is known the world over for his fine hats. When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands delivered her state of the Union speech last September, she was wearing one of his hats. English and Dutch Royals, and members of the Comedie Francais also favor his headwear. In the past quarter century, de Winter’s hats have been the favorite of top dressage riders, and it’s not unusual for every rider receiving a medal on the Olympic podium to be wearing one of his creations. De Winter will be fitting, creating, shaping, shining and selling his hats at the 31st Dressage at Devon Horse Show, Tuesday, September 27th through Sunday, October 2nd at the Devon Horse Show Grounds in Devon, PA.

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