Since the late 1800's our family has been involved in the horse industry-beginning in circus tents performing dressage, then to the rough and tumble world of wild west shows (the forerunner to modern day rodeo).
Hazel Hickey Moore started as a little girl riding dressage under the 'big top' (circus) in an act with her father, John Hickey. Her mother was an trapeze artist and her dad was also head canvasman for many of the top circuses of the day.
Oftentimes circus performers found it necessary to design and sew their own costumes. They carried small, travel sized treadle sewing machines so they could make new costumes during the off season and when on the road. Hazel's horsemanship and sewing skills served her well. She was known as an accomplished seamstress making all of her own attire for circuses, wild west shows, and rodeos. Hazel designed and sewed everyday clothing and costumes for her family, as well as for many cowboys and cowgirls, through the 1960's.
During a run with a wild west show, she met and married her 'cowboy' Percy Moore. The two continued to travel throughout the U.S. performing, even having one of their three children born in a wild west show tent! Their daughters grew up spending much of their early years living out of a suitcase and were involved in many of the horse acts that their parents performed. All three Moore girls learned to ride, trick rope, and trick ride.
Two of the Moore daughters, Lydia and Percyna, later became involved in rodeo and barrel racing. So it was no surprise when the third generation grew to love horses and rodeo. The fourth and most recent generation is... you guessed it - an active competitor in all roping events and barrel racing - and is a western fashionista. We hope you enjoy shopping with us for all things funky western!
We love you, Hazel, for making us a lover of everything equine and fashion...