Thursday, August 5, 2021

Throwback Thursday

The last group of old live show performance pictures from Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig's stash includes photos from the 1993, 1994 and 1995 editions of Northwest Congress.

The bulk of these photos were taken during the costume classes and championship callbacks.
The Arabian Costume classes were absolutely jam-packed, with most of the entries representing the Hollywood style costume.
As much as I love the ultra realistic Arabian tack we have today, I find these bright, big tasseled costumes to be very charming.
Notes on the back of the photo report that this is WV Symphony, a Status Symbol resin owned by Karen Gerhardt. Just lovely!
Onto Regalia!
While not as well attended as the Arabian class, some of these entries are quite impressive.
I wish we could see them better. Some might still be competitive today.
There's only one picture from the Other Costume class, but at least it's a good one. This is Regal Impersonator, a Karen Gerhardt Heart of Darkness resin owned by Laura Pervier.
Callback and championship photos from the Original Finish performance division show some of the popular performance molds of the time: Pluto, Stock Horse Stallion, Cantering Welsh Pony, Hartland Quarter Horse, San Domingo and Gem Twist.
It looks like the Stock Horse Stallion was the big winner!
Here's another Stock Horse Stallion.  This is Laura Pervier's Chinook's Wall Street, who was the 1995 Champion of the Custom Western Performance section.
WV Vigilant owned by Karen Gerhardt was Reserve.
This might also be a Championship photo. If so, that's some pretty nifty loot!
This shot of a harness class reminds me that carts used to be optional.
Other non-costume, non-championship entries that caught the photographer's eye include this impressive trail set-up...
and this race track betting window. Now that's something I would have never thought to build!
This concludes our look back at the live show performance showing in the Pacific Northwest circa 1988-1995. Thank you again, Sarah, for sending these pictures my way. I know I'm not the only one who enjoyed them.

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