Lindy Nealey-Lica is 28 years old, from Bloomington, IL. She began trick riding at the age of 10, and has been performing rodeos, Wild West shows, and dinner theaters over half of her life. She is an accomplished trick rider and roman rider, and rides two flashy buckskin quarter horses. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Environmental Science. Soon after graduation she was asked to perform stunt work on the film Cowgirls and Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer, a family film with a focus on the trick riding lifestyle. She was a featured trick rider at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, where she performed over 800 shows a year. Lindy began using her talents competitively in 2014, where her roman riding act was named the IPRA Contract Act Showcase Champion. In 2016, Lindy was named the Texas North American Trick Riding Qualifier Champion, which took her to Las Vegas for the North American Championships. Lindy’s finesse and graceful style will make her death defying tricks look effortless atop her hard running horses.
Haley Ganzel is 24 years old, from Collinsville, OK. She began trick riding at the age of 4 after begging her uncle, NFR Contract Act Shawn Brackett, to teach her the trade. A passion for trick riding and the performing lifestyle developed at a young age for Haley when she had the opportunity to travel with the Great American Wild West Show to some of the greatest rodeo venues in the country. She was blessed with the opportunity to work with legendary trick riders at a young age, where she was able to learn and hone her craft. Haley was crowned the 2007 World Champion Trick Rider, competed in the 2016 North American Trick Riding Championships in Las Vegas, and played a role and performed stunt work in the films Cowgirls and Angels, and Cowgirls and Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer. Haley not only trick rides, but also roman rides and works her dancing horse “Crazy Cloud”, where she is proud to display her Cherokee heritage. Haley is always expanding her talents, and constantly keeps the crowd at the edge of their seats. She would like to thank the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Businesses for their sponsorship and continual support.