Will and Mike made another journey to Denver for the annual Western and English Sales Association convention. The largest trade show of its kind, it features hundreds of vendors purveying equestrian-themed items. From western rodeo and dressage to everyday items such as clothing, boots and jewelry, everything is on display.
For five days, people from around the world descend upon Denver to see the latest products each vendor has to offer. This coincides with the Stockman’s Show, which attracts more of the Western crowd.
It was fun to meet old friends and be part of the spectacle.
View of downtown Denver looking out from the Hard Rock Cafe.
One of our neighbors sporting her new head dress.
Beautiful bronze sculpture of the cowboy lifestyle.
Beautiful show-quality leather saddle
Closer view with more details of the exquisite tooling
Mike has some fun with the replica gun dealers
David Morgan is attending the January WESA (Western and English Sales Association) convention in Denver, CO. The Denver WESA Market is the premier trade show for the western industry. For over 90 years, WESA has brought together retailers and exhibitors in a friendly, down-home environment.
Join us if you happen to be at the show! Will and Mike will be happy to show you our hats. This year we are introducing our expanded line of Cavin Richie jewelry.
Last year we printed a poem by Tom Mosher. We’d like to print it again.
THE TRUE MEASURE
“Of a cowboys treasure”
His boots were comfortably old
Why, they’d been twice resold.
They were special made from down Tucson way
He always went for quality, he would say
There were several fine hats, hung on his rack
His favorite came from Australia, an Akubra, Kiandra in black
That old hat showed years of use
Nothing he owned showed abuse
Now this cowboy had more to treasure
Two well worn saddles, that gave him pleasure
And there was a loaded Ford pick-em up
‘twas nice to have a ride that didn’t buck
but of all those worldly treasures
there’s only two that truly measures
his red-headed lady and a strawberry roan
for without them, he would truly be alone