The 1994 American Donkey & Mule Society National show was held in
Dallas, Texas at the State Fair. It was the first show to be
sanctioned by NASMA and the first to every use the NASMA rules.
Pictured are the members of the Show Committee. Judges Larry Cook,
Marti Grimes, Lisa Avila and Dr. Suzy Burnham, DVM officiated. The
three day event included mules, gaited mules, donkeys and miniature
donkeys in 126 classes. In addition to paybacks and added money in
classes, premiums worth over $45,000 included Montana Silversmith
belt buckles, 4 saddles, custom chaps, custom show blankets, Ariat
boots, Justin boots, art work, driving carts, show driving bridles
and harness, a custom fitted saddle tree and more. Contestants had a
Texas BBQ Exhibitor party. NASMA’s very first meeting and officer
election was held at this show.