Road to the Horse 2019 will feature these entertainers…


Rider Kiesner

Rider Kiesner has traveled around the world and has been featured at the country’s largest rodeos including being featured four times at the National Finals rodeo and six times at the Cheyenne Frontier days known as the “Daddy of em all.” He performs trick roping with his rope. He pairs the wild west skill of roping with art to perform intricate maneuvers with his rope. He is able to spin the loop around his body and jump in and out of it. He is so talented that he won the esteemed title of World Champion Trick Roper four times.

He is also very well known for his talent with whips. Whip cracking is very dangerous because the sound of the whip cracking is actually the sound barrier breaking going over seven hundred miles per hour. Rider amazes audiences with a flurry of tricks, including removing a small target from his own head. He won the title of World Champion Gun Spinner for his outstanding skills spinning and tossing guns.

Rider is a fifth-generation cowboy and grew up the son of a horse trainer. He has loved rodeos and western events his entire life. He got his performing start with his family. They traveled around the country performing a variety of western acts.

At the young age of 26 he has a huge list of accomplishments including; 2x World Champion All Around Western Performer, 4x World Champion Trick Roper, and 2x World Champion Gun Spinning titles. Rider has performed in 49 states, lacking only Hawaii. Canada, Mexico, Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Oman, Dubai, Lebanon, and France. Rider had been featured 5x NFR, 6x Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cavalia, RAM Prairie Circuit Finals, RAM National Circuit Finals and 4x PRCA Dress Act of the Year Nominee.

“Performing at rodeos and being part of something that runs five generations deep in my family, and that is something so important to American heritage is an honor to keep alive”

Holly Spears

Nashville Recording Artist, now based out of Northern, KY, Holly Spears is a small-town girl with big dreams. Her new single, Farm Girl recently reached #10 on New Music weekly’s Country Internet Chart and #10 on the NMW Main Country Chart. Spears has also reached #6 on the NMW Country Top 30 Indie Artists. Not bad for an Indie Artist who owns her own record label, Girl on a Mission Music, LLC.

Holly found her way into acting in a Western movie called Nail 32. She landed 5 songs in Nail 32. You can also find 5 of Holly’s songs in a movie called, Virtuous, that stars Erik Estrada. Holly has had 2 songs in TV commercials and several television music videos. You can also find many of her music videos on YouTube, including her John Denver cover of Country Roads, which is on its way to reaching 100,000 views. Make sure to check out her Farm Girl, Cowboy up, and Sunshine videos to see her horse, Pretty Girl.  Holly Spears loves sharing her industry knowledge with the music students she builds into via the web or in her studio in Northern Kentucky. You can find her albums Boots and Bling, Heartache to Hope, Audience of One, The Songs of Christmas and Redemption Road, as well as her new single, Farm Girl on iTunes, her website and at her live shows.  Keep up with Holly and her musical journey on www.hollyspears.com , Facebook @HollySpearsFanPage and Instagram under holly.spears.


Whispery Pines Percherons

Sam and Kellie Rettinger, owners of Whispery Pines Percherons in Kingsville, OH, have been involved in the equine industry for their entire lives. Sam Rettinger grew up with draft horses and began driving and showing them at a young age. In addition to showing, Sam currently trains their horses to work and complete logging projects on the couple’s farm. Kellie Rettinger grew up riding and showing Quarter Horses in hunt seat, western pleasure, gaming, and cutting. After meeting Sam, more than 13 years ago, she began to drive, ride, and show draft horses in saddle seat, western pleasure, and Roman riding classes.

The Rettingers bring their horses to several events each year to show in different hitch and riding classes. They also provide carriage rides with their Percherons for a variety of events including weddings, birthdays, hay rides, and winter sleigh rides. Percherons performing at Road to the Horse 2018 include Ace, Octane, Tony, Hawke, Candyman, and Super Sam. Learn more at www.WhisperyPines.com.