Welcome to Hats and Horses! My name is Sally Faith Steinmann and I am the owner and designer of MAGGIE MAE DESIGNS® Custom Millinery for Women. I create fancy ladies’ hats for all sorts of special occasions including the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot, weddings, teas and garden parties.
My very earliest childhood passion was horses, but I never had one of my own. When I became a hat maker years later, many of my customers were women who attended the Kentucky Derby or the Royal Ascot races. In a wondrous yet totally unexpected trajectory, my hats were leading me full circle right back around to the horses I’d so loved as a little girl!
In recent years I discovered a way to blend my love for for hats and horses by creating and donating Derby hats to raise funds for retired racehorses around the country. As a result I now sponsor an exclusive six month online Derby hat auction fundraiser, “Hats Off to the Horses”, with Old Friends of Kentucky to benefit their retired racehorses.
Yet the adventure for me with hats and horses has only just begun. Through this blog, I hope to share my experiences as they happen. I hope that you will join me in the adventure as it unfolds. I look forward to your feedback and comments, and I hope to hear some of your own personal stories about hats and horses and what they mean to you.
Thank you for visiting, and I hope to be posting something again for you very soon!