April 26, 27, 28 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds
1265 Snelling Ave North, St. Paul, MN

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2024 MN Horse Expo Speakers/Demos

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Jesse Larson – Minnesota Horse Expo 2024 Rodeo Clown

Since 2006, Jesse Larson has been entertaining Rodeo crowds. His simple “Funny Man” routines have matured into a sophisticated and finely honed entertainment extravaganza for crowds from Lake Michigan to Glacier National Park, down to Cody, WY, and back again. He has worked at almost all the largest non-pro rodeos in the Upper Midwest.

Since working these great shows, he has been voted by his peers to work some of the finest rodeo and bull riding finals. Jesse takes pride in being able to go back to the same rodeo and use fresh clown acts and jokes.



Rider and Bethany Kiesner – Minnesota Horse Expo 2024 Rodeo Entertainers

Rider grew up as a 5th generation cowboy. He was competing in Youth and Little Britches rodeos as far back as anyone can remember. He won his first buckle when he was just five years old.

He was given a Will Rodgers trick roping kit for Christmas when he was nine. Rider would push the living room furniture back and watch instructional videos over and over until he mastered each trick. He started performing locally that next summer. He then began performing in professional rodeos by the time he was eleven.

Rider continues to practice the cowboy skills of trick roping, gun spinning, and whip-cracking daily and competes at the international competitions in trick roping and gun spinning.

At age 28, he has already 2X World Champion All Around Western Performer, 4X World Champion Trick Roper and 2X World Champion Gun Spinning titles. Rider has performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Oman, Dubai, Lebanon, and France. Rider had been featured 7X NFR, 9X Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cavalia, Prairie Circuit Finals, California Circuit Finals.

Bethany started trick riding at just nine years old. Despite not being raised in a horse or rodeo family thelifestyle captivated her. At ten she and her twin and little sister began performing at rodeos across the Midwest performing both trick and Roman riding acts.

At age 18 Bethany decided to pursue trick riding full time earning her PRCA card which had been a dream of hers. She and Rider Kiesner joined forces when she was 19 and have performed at many big events such as the Mountain state Circuit Finals, Prairie Circuit Finals, Great Lakes Circuit Finals, the American Royal in Kansas City Mo, Road to the horse and many more.

The two competed on two tv shows: the NBC Sparten Ultimate Team Challenge and the TBS Go Big Show . Their biggest accomplishment was winning the title of 2020 PRCA Dress Act of the Year. Bethany loves the art of trick riding and aims to honor the sport and the woman that came before her.


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