April 26, 27, 28 - Minnesota State Fairgrounds  
1265 Snelling Avenue North, St. Paul, MN
Sponsored by the Minnesota Horse Council
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The 2024 Minnesota Horse Expo will feature 2 PRCA Rodeo performances.

Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm in the Coliseum

PRCA Rodeo performance tickets and Advance Minnesota Horse Expo tickets will go on sale
online and by telephone beginning Wednesday November 15, 2023. Rodeo admission is in addition
to Horse Expo admission.

Click here to go to ticket page

Boxes 5-11 and Boxes 19-25.....$5.00
(Behind Chutes)

Sections 5-11 and 19-25.....$11.00
(Behind Chutes)

Sections 12-18; 1-4; 26-28....$14.00

Boxes 12-18; 1-4; 26-28.....$20

Click for Rodeo Seating Chart

Rodeo! Meet and Greet!
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27   3:00pm-4:00pm DNR Building

Want to meet a rodeo clown? What does a rodeo pick up man do? How does a bull rider learn to be a bull rider?
Meet the people you'll see later in the arena at this year’s Minnesota Horse Expo PRCA rodeo including rodeo
queens and some contestants. Also meet the ones you probably won’t see like the Barnes PRCA Rodeo stock
contractor, because he’ll be running the show behind the chutes!
 Here’s your chance to ask the rodeo questions
you’ve always wondered about!

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 the
lifestyle 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.

Photos by Beth Kujala

What will you see at the Minnesota Horse Expo PRCA Rodeo?

The seven standard competitions at a rodeo are Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding,Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping and Barrel Racing. The first three events - Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding - are considered "roughstock" events.The cowboy's score is equally dependent on not only his performance, but also the animal's performance.The other competitions are timed events, which means the cowboy (or cowgirl, for the Barrel Racing) compete against the clock, as well as each other.





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