1990 was a big year for equestrian sport as the first-ever
FEI World Equestrian Games were held in Stockholm, Sweden. The
sports included were dressage, combined driving, endurance, eventing, jumping
and vaulting. West Germany
dominated these games, winning a total of 12 medals. The runner-up, Great Britain,
earned half as many.
Youth hunt seat competitors ran to the tack shops as the
American Horse Shows Association revised its requirements for protective
headgear. While the association had previously used the United States Pony
Club’s guidelines to determine which hard hats were acceptable, the new
ASTM/SEI standards that we know and love today became the new law of the land
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In the Pages of Horse Illustrated
When you think of tapered leg, stonewash, pleated-front jeans with a waist that rises to heights way above the average belly button, you may be thinking, “Mom jeans.” But in 1990, that was haute couture. Wrangler, the longtime leader in cowboy jeans, had expanded its market to reach out to the fashionable females who may or may not have ever sat in a saddle. Click the thumbnail image to the left to see how great those jeans look with a giant belt buckle. Also note the oversized hooded sweatshirts on the same page. It’s a shame that was a black and white page, because the description says, “…the airbrushed print in blue, yellow and bright pink streaks will warm up your day.” Undoubtedly.