Horsing around just got serious with a local group of equestrian gymnasts who are set to grace the America’s Got Talent stage on Tuesday night.
Agua Dulce natives, Wild West Express, a team of four boys and one girl aged six to 16, will grace the stage on America’s Got Talent on NBC at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30.
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From a previous article:
“They were over the moon when they found out they got an audition,” said Wendy Griffith, mom to most of the kids. “All the kids are having a great time with each other.”
Photo Courtesy of Wild West Express
The group is made up of 16-year-old Gattlin Griffith, who recently co-stared in the movie Labor Day, 13-year-old Callder Griffith, who has had roles in movies such as Little Fockers and American Horror Story, 12-year-old Arrden Griffith, 6-year-old Garrison Griffith and, the only girl and only outside member of the team, 12-year-old Demi Trepanier.
The team is taught their unique tricks by their father,coach and stuntman Tad Griffith, who has been in movies such as Iron Man, Zorro and The Last Samurai.
They have been practicing seven days a week in order to prepare for their audition with the show along with getting ready for the other events they plan to participate in later this year.
“As a team it is much more fun, they are all going through the same thing,” said Griffith. “They can relate to each other if they can’t get their horse to work or can’t get the hang of a trick.”
The team has competed at multiple venues including the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Texas and The Fiesta of the Spanish Horse in Burbank.
The Griffith family has been trick riding since the early 1900s and the tradition has been passed down through generations. Tad Griffith is a stunt man and third generation trick rider that is now teaching to the team, four of the five are his own children, the tricks that his mother and father taught him.
“We are all so excited, it is one of our favorite shows,” said Griffith. “It’s one of the only shows we can sit down to watch as a family.”
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