CIRCUS VARGAS 1987, SAN MATEO CALIFORNIA
Here are a couple snapshots of Trudy taken by Harrison S. Sayor(sp?), of Annapolis, MD on Vargas in '87(those 20 years sure flew by).
You hear so many nightmare stories about the Vargas show, I have to add my 2 cents. We joined the show on the closing spot in El Paso, went to winterquarters in Pico Rivera, CA, where Trudy spent 7 weeks putting together a mixed animal act for me to present in a display. It consisted of an Appaloosa horse, a Leopard Spot POA,(aptly named "JAWS"), a gray Welch pony, 2 Llamas, & a miniature pony. The Appy. & Welch were green, & from all I heard, the Llamas had been worked by just about everyone on the show!
We spent two very enjoyable seasons on Vargas, Cliff treated us with great respect, & except for a couple minor incidents, so did the rest of the staff. The first season we did 45 weeks, less than 15,000 miles, went back to quarters for 8 weeks, then did the second season, 44 weeks, again less than 15,000 miles. Had it not been for circumstances beyond our control we would have been there many more years.
PS: And Guy Pickup is still the best runaway Liberty Horse catcher I ever saw!!!!