Contestants Announced for American Equestrians Got Talent Finale

Wild cards Catherine Haddad Staller, Laura Ashley Killian and Kayden Muller-Janssen. (Photos by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge)
Wild cards Catherine Haddad Staller, Laura Ashley Killian and Kayden Muller-Janssen. (Photos by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge)

Wellington, FL - Auditions for American Equestrians Got Talent (AEGT) concluded last week at The Grille Fashion Cuisine in Wellington, Florida, and the starting lineup has been set for the March 15 Finale. Click here to purchase tables and tickets for the Finale. Claiming the last audition win and the $500 top prize sponsored by PSdressage.com were Jenna Wyatt and Bent Jensen, both Grand Prix dressage riders. Wyatt belted out country tunes while Jensen joined in with dance moves. Judges for the evening were Mark Bellissimo, Wellington Mayor Bob Margolis, Kim Boyer and Peter Doubleday.

"I'm so happy to be able to use my talents aside from horses to help the horse community," Wyatt said. "Doing a fundraiser for the United States Equestrian Team Foundation is awesome. I was so shocked by the turnout and the community support."

Jenna Wyatt and Bent Jensen won the last audition before the American Equestrians Got Talent Finale
Jenna Wyatt and Bent Jensen won the last audition before the American Equestrians Got Talent Finale

Dover selected ballroom dance duo Jane Savoie and Clifton Sepulveda for one wild card spot and fire baton twirler Laura Ashley Killian for another. Two more wild cards - young singer Kayden Muller-Janssen and stand-up comedian Catherine Haddad Staller - were awarded by audience applause.

Performers in the Finale will vie for the $5,000 top prize sponsored by Robert Ross, P.A., Luxury Equestrian Realtor for Keller Williams. Second place will receive $2,500 courtesy of Visse Wedell, and On Course Consignment is sponsoring a $1,000 prize for third place. Fourth place will receive $500 courtesy of Oded Shimoni.

The lineup for the Finale, featuring nine audition winners and four wild cards, is as follows:
 
Jenna Wyatt and Bent Jensen won the last audition before the American Equestrians Got Talent Finale

1.  Jenna Wyatt and Bent Jensen
2.  Teaghan James
3.  Brian Lookabill
4.  Kayden Muller-Janssen
5.  Andre Lussier
6.  The Grand Prix Girls
7.  Ki-Juan Minors
8.  Ayden Uhlir
9.  Taylor Hughes
10. Jane Savoie and Clifton Sepulveda
11. Catherine Haddad Staller
12. Laura Ashley Killian
13. Roberto Gallardo

Wild cards Jane Savoie and Clifton Sepulveda
Wild cards Jane Savoie and Clifton Sepulveda

AEGT Evening Schedule
6:00 p.m. - VIP cocktails and elegant buffet dinner
6:30 p.m. - Live music by Nicky Greed
7:00 p.m. - Show begins! Round I
8:30 p.m. - Live auction
9:00 p.m. - Round II
9:45 p.m. - Announce America's Most Talented Equestrian

Sponsors
Platinum:
Van Kampen Boyer Molinari Foundation
Equestrian Sport Productions, LLC
Fritz and Claudine Kundrun

Gold:
Cherry Knoll Farm

Silver:
Stillpoint Farm
Robert Ross and Robert Dover
Michael Davis

Bronze:
Eliane Cordia van Reesema
Diane Fellows
Beth Haist
PSdressage.com
The Grille Fashion Cuisine

The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.

For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.




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