Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wayback Wednesday

Today's Wayback Wednesday post revisits the 1990 Shining Aspen live show. 
Unlike the pictures I shared last Friday, these photos aren't labeled. The only exception is shown below.
Still, it's pretty easy to guess what's being depicted in most of them. This looks the Original Finish Western callback table.
This is the same, but for the English section.
Other Performance is lost to time, but here are the contenders for Overall Original Finish Champion and Reserve. I wonder which one won?
Another callback table, this one looks like Custom Western.
There are individual entry pictures, too.
When viewed as a group, these entries look very dated.
Still, I suspect a few of them would be competitive today.
This trail entry sports an early (and nice) diorama.
I'd bet money on this being a Carol Williams saddle. So gorgeous, and that pony isn't half bad either!
Bad performance?
This photo of handwritten, index card documentation makes me think, "We've come a long way, baby."
At the same time, this tacking photo shows that some things never change.
The last two photos are group shots of some of the entrants with their models.
This looks like a showmanship class with humans handling their models. Was that ever a thing?
Thank you, Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig for sending these pictures my way. The next group of photos will cover Northwest Congress 1993, 1994 and 1995.

1 comment:

  1. I would have loved to see human handlers become a thing. Alas, I have no memory of it ever happening in a large show. The closest I recall is live jumping in childhood backyard shows in the 60s and 70s.