Doggone it, a mini-horse steals NY Pet Fashion Show ‘19

/ 10:53 PM March 25, 2019

Midge, the star of the night is a 25-inch tall therapy mini-horse. Visit their Facebook page Mini’s of Medford therapy horses. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco.

NEW YORK — In this city pets can be heirs to millions in financial assets under Pet Trusts created by New York estate planning attorneys. It’s no wonder some of these pets are among the best-dressed in Manhattan society. Rescue dogs, cats, a bearded lizard and a mini-horse recently took center stage at this year’s New York Pet Fashion Show at Hotel Pennsylvania.

The 16thyear edition of New York Pet Fashion Show produced by Hampton’s Peteditor-in-chief Gregg Oehler and hosted by Harrison Forbes, took a rare spin, featuring a 25-inch tall therapy mini-horse Midge, almost the same size of a dog. All cameras were on the strutting star of the night. (Visit Mini’s of Medford Facebook page.)


Rachel Grant, Fil-British “Bond girl,” with therapy dog Foxy in masquerade. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco

“It was night and day from the first couple of years we did the show, if you look at the designers today and the people who come to the event, it was beyond our wildest dreams,” exclaimed by Gregg Oehler, referring to some 100 dog owners from all over the world who annually bring their dogs to the party, in addition to those who walk the runway. “Next year, our runway show theme is going to be spectacular.”

Pet designer Anthony Rubio wowed the audience with a couple of mardi gras pups in matching ensemble. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco

This year had International Masquerade Couture, Hollywood Dreams, Angels & Demons Couture and a special wedding celebration of Princess Megan Barkle and Harry, Prince of Tails. As in the past, the highlight of the event was Best in Show award won by the royal couple. Second Best in Show was given to first-time participant from the Philippines, designer Adrian Stephen Cabuhat and his dog Coco Chanel.


First time participant from the Philippines Adrian Stephen Cabuhat walked twice with his two pineapple embroidered gowns for Coco Chanel, complete with handmade Swarovski crowns, that garnered him Second Place. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco

Spotted again this year was Filipina-British Rachel Grant, best known for her role as a “Bond girl” in the James Bond movie “Die Another Day,” and TV host of Tour Group on Bravo, where she features interesting places around the world. She also promotes animal wellness products through Furry Kind, made in the Philippines. Catch the runway action and royal pup wedding here:

A rescue dog on wheelchair puts an emphasis on special needs dogs for pet wheelchair and special gizmos. INQUIRER/Carol Tanjutco

“We came all the way from the Philippines. This is our first time in the NY Pet Fashion Show, and we are having an amazing time. We’d like to tell the world that Filipinos are not dog-eating country, we are here to celebrate love and unity,” said designer Adrian Stephen Cabuhat.  Details of his fashion is shown at

The New York Pet Fashion Show was sponsored by Frenchie’s Kitchen LLC who served delectable buffet of healthy dishes to all the pooches, NaturVet and Rubie’s Pet Shop Boutique who filled the goodie bags with samplers of head couture, hats, scarves, dog-wheelchair wind up toys, and CBD-infused biscuits, for wellness.

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