Hattingdon Horses® are hat wearing, smile-making cartoon horses with hattitude.
The first Hattingdon was designed by the series’ sole creator Vivian Grant Farrell during the 2007 Christmas holidays in Washington, D.C. where she was lobbying on behalf of horses.
Another one of her jobs at her horse protection organization was to create content for their Gift Shop. Staff urged her to create something for kids — a younger audience. She had no idea what to do at first, then all of a sudden it clicked in her head. Why not see if she could create a cartoon horse of some kind. So she opened her computer and began experimenting. Curtis was born and an instant hit — with everyone of all ages.
Curtis the First
On the heels of Curtis’ success, she was urged to create more. Farrell decided to try her hand at a fashion hat. Not long thereafter Harper was “born” and another big hit.
Since 2007 Mrs Farrell has created dozens and dozens of hats for the Hattingdon® family, which include Hattingdon® and her dynamic cousins, the Hattingdon-Grays.
How does Mrs Farrell keep track of them all? Each design has its own unique name.
While Curtis and Harper are still much beloved, the highest selling Hattingdon of all time is . . . . Belle.
Hattingdon Horses —bringing you a Hatful of Smiles™.
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Hugs and kisses, and millinery blisses.
Cartoon Horses with Hattitude!
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Last updated March 2, 2022