4x World Champion Trick Roper to perform May 10 & 11 in Springfield, Neb.

Bullfighters, Mutton Bustin, Tangier Shrine Clowns and Keystone Kops will entertain nightly

Omaha, Neb. (April 30, 2024) – Entertainers Rider and Bethany Kiesner from Oklahoma will perform during the inaugural Tangier Shrine PRCA Rodeo next weekend, May 10-11, 2024.  The Kiesners’ are the 2020 PRCA Dress Act of the Year in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Rider is a 4x world champion trick roper who also performs whip cracking feats of accuracy and gun spinning tricks.  His wife, Bethany, is an accomplished trick rider performing stunts horseback at a full run.

The Kiesners’ thrill audiences with their showmanship, matching palomino horses and flamboyant outfits. The couple perform across the United States at rodeos, horse fairs and specialty events.  Joining the Kiesners’ are the Tangier Shrine Clowns and Keystone Kops at the rodeo grounds.  Visiting rodeo queens including Miss Rodeo Nebraska, Miss Rodeo Iowa, Miss Teen Rodeo Nebraska and Miss Rodeo Syndey, Iowa will all make appearances.

Two additional attractions are the Cowboy Experience and Mutton Bustin. For just $30 rodeo fans can purchase the Cowboy Experience including rodeo ticket, dinner, drinks and socializing with rodeo personnel from 5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.   Mutton Bustin is available for children, ages 5-7 years-old, wanting to ride a sheep and compete for prizes.  The registration details are available www.tangierprorodeo.com and entry fee is $30.

Register for Mutton Bustin aka Sheep Riding by children ages 5-7 years-old takes place nightly. Pre-registration is required at www.tangierprorodeo.com


Next Friday May 10 and Saturday May 11 The Tangier Shrine is producing their inaugural rodeo sanctioned by the PRCA and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) in Springfield, Neb. Two performances of PRCA rodeo action will take place at 7 p.m. nightly. All seats are reserved and cost just $15. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tangierprorodeo.com

Barnes PRCA Rodeo company from Cherokee, Iowa is the stock contractor bringing the rough stock, timed event cattle and saddle horses for grand entry. This year marks the company’s 75th anniversary producing rodeos.  The late founder Bob Barnes once told a reporter, “we are to rodeo what Cadillac is to cars.”


For more information www.tangierprorodeo.com

About Tangier Shrine: Formally chartered on June 23, 1890, the mission of Tangier Shrine is to care for the children of our community who can benefit from the unique and specialized care offered through the Shriners Children’s Healthcare Network.. Tangier’s Nobles and Ladies support the Omaha community and surrounding areas by transporting patients and their families to Shriner Children’s hospitals, make blankets and donate gifts for our patients, coordination of patients’ care supported by Tangier Shrine, and provide any other help that our patients may need.

Tangier Shrine has more than 35 Units and Clubs to participate in to fit each person’s interests. All the Units and Clubs have a specific role, and some are just for fun. The Nobles and their ladies are in local parades, volunteer, serve at the annual Tangier Spaghetti Feed, host Veterans events, enjoy the annual Mardi Gras party, support Nebraska Shrine Bowl game, organize Tangier’s Feztival of Trees, and are involved in many more events. To learn more visit www.tangiershrine.com

About Barnes PRCA Rodeo: Established in 1950 Barnes PRCA Rodeo from Peterson, Iowa continues to be a premier livestock contracting company and member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA). The longevity of Barnes PRCA Rodeo is captured in the marketplace where community celebrations have been continuous partners dating back 50, 60 and 70 years. The late founder, Bob Barnes, once told a newspaper reporter years ago, “We are to rodeo – what Cadillac is to cars.”

Today Marty Barnes owns and manages all aspects of the livestock, rodeo production and breeding program with his eldest son, Westin, and his wife Katelyn and children. Barnes PRCA Rodeo will produce over 30 events across the country in 2024.