Tad Griffith of Agua Dulce, California, is considered by former champions to be the greatest equestrian gymnast in the past three decades. At age five, he made his professional debut in the arena trick riding on his Shetland Pony at the Pretty Prairie Kansas Rodeo. In the succeeding years, Tad broadened his scope to include a dazzling array of skills in his trick riding act. His arena shows now include a superb display of Roman Riding, a unique tribute to the American Indian with his dancing horse Palomo, the world's foremost ball kicking horse, Alpo, "The Cayuse with Clout", and over two hours of additional entertainment with the help of a stable of over 46 horses.
In recent years, Tad and members of his equine entourage have appeared in films such as "Gambler II and III" (Kenny Rogers), "DreamWest" (Richard Chamberlian), "The Mask of Zorro" (Antonio Banderas) and several episodes of the television western "Magnificent Seven". Please look for them in the following features for release in 1999 - 2000; "Wild Wild West" (Will Smith), "Ride With the Devil" (Toby McGuire), "Shanghai Noon" (Jackie Chan), and "The Patriot" (Mel Gibson) .

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Credits

Following is a partial list of our credits catagorized by medium. The green
credits are linked to their corresponding Letter of Recomendation. The files are in the Adobe Acrobat 4 PDF format which requires an Acrobat 4 Reader to view the files.

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Feature Films and Television

  • The Patriot
  • Shanghai Noon
  • Wild Wild West
  • Ride with the Devil
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • Adobe Station
  • The Magnificent Seven
  • Texas Payback
  • Jack of Hearts
  • Gambler III
  • Dream West
  • Gambler II
  • TBS "Movies for Guys Who Like Movies"
  • Eye on LA
  • Two on the Town
  • Miss Universe

Commercials

  • NHK Enterprises America / Monument Valley Special
  • Shoot New York / AXA Insurance National
  • Marlbaro International
  • Tablemountain Casino
  • Chevy Trucks
  • CBS Network National Promo
  • Budweiser International
  • Las Vegas Promo National

Print

  • Toyota Tundra Truck
  • Vogue
  • Dillards
  • Western Horseman
  • thunder from down Under Calendar

Videos

  • Sting / Sharon Stone, "The Mighty"
  • Hootie and the Blowfish
  • La Toya Jackson
  • Rusty Weir

Live Event Entertainment

Conventions

  • Remax National Convention - MGM Garden / Las Vegas
  • NV MACS National Convention - Rio Hotel / Las Vegas, NV
  • M.A.G.I.C. National Convention - Las Vegas, NV
  • Winnebago National Convention - MGM Garden / Las Vegas
  • State Farm National Convention - Sam Boyd Stadium / Las Vegas, NV
  • Republic Pictures / VSDA Convention - Las Vegas Hilton / Las Vegas, NV
  • Kemper National Convention - Las Vegas, NV
  • Digital National Convention - Rawhide / Scottsdale, AZ
  • Amway National Convention - Rawhide / Scottsdale, AZ
  • American Airlines National Convention - Rawhide / Scottsdale, AZ
  • General Electric National Convention - Rawhide / Scottsdale, AZ

State Fairs: National Horseshows / Race Tracks

  • Arizona State Fair
  • Arkansas State Fair*
  • California State Fair*
  • Colorado State Fair*
  • Indiana State Fair
  • Minnesota State Fair*
  • Montana State Fair*
  • New Mexico State Fair*
  • New York State Fair
  • Oregon State Fair
  • South Dakota State Fair
  • Western Washington State Fair
  • Wyoming State Fair
  • Santa Barbara National Horse Show* Santa Barbara, CA
  • Pennsylvania National Horse Show Harrisburg, PA
  • City of Hope Horse Show Los Angeles, CA
  • New York State Horse Show Syracuse, NY
  • Arizona National Horse Show Phoenix, AZ
  • St. Louis National Horse Show St. Louis, MO
  • The Celebration Horse Show Shelbyville, TN
  • The Big D Charity Horse Show Dallas, TX
  • The Pin Oaks Charity Horse Show Houston, TX
  • The Hollywood Charity Horse Show* Burbank, CA
  • Calder Race Course Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Arlington Downs Chicago, IL
  • Canterbury Downs Shakopee, MN
  • Turf Paradise Phoenix, AZ
  • The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Toronto, Canad

Rodeos / Fairs

  • National Western Livestock Show and Rodeo* Denver, CO
  • Southwestern Exposition Stock Show and Rodeo* Fort Worth, TX
  • Cheyenne Frontier Days Cheyenne, WY
  • California Rodeo* Salinas, CA
  • Days of 49 Rodeo Salt Lake City, UT
  • Grand National Cow Palace* San Francisco, CA
  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo* Colorado Springs, CO
  • World's Largest Rodeo, Charger Stadium San Diego, CA
  • Ogden Pioneer Days Ogden, UT
  • American Royal Livestock Show and Rodeo* Kansas City, MO
  • Dixie Livestock Show and Rodeo* Jackson, MS
  • Dodge City Roundup* Dodge City, KS
  • Calgary Stampede and Exhibition Calgary, Alberta
  • Snake River Stampede* Nampa, ID
  • Tacoma Dome Rodeo Tacoma, WA
  • St. Paul Rodeo* St. Paul, OR
  • Reno Rodeo* Reno, NV
  • Minnesota‚s Oldest Rodeo* Buffalo, MN
  • Huntsville Prison Rodeo Huntsville, TX
  • McAlester Prison Rodeo* McAlester, OK
  • Prescott Rodeo* Prescott, AZ
  • Livermore Rodeo* Livermore, CA
  • Baton Rouge Livestock Show and Rodeo* Baton Rouge, LA
  • Waterloo Rodeo and Dairy Congress Waterloo, IA
  • North Platte Rodeo North Platte, NB
  • Littlerock Livestock Show and Rodeo* Littlerock, AK
  • Birmingham PRCA Rodeo* Birmingham, AL
  • Athens PRCA Rodeo Athens, GA

Special Engagements

  • 1999 "Prince of Egypt" Video Premiere / Chariot Race
  • PRCA National Finals Rodeo Opening Ceremonies
  • 1990 World Economic Summit
  • US Supercross
  • MGM Grand Hotel Opening Ceremonies
  • Boomtown Grand Opening Ceremonies
  • Luxur Hotel Grand Opening Ceremonies
  • 1984 The Interamerican Equestrian Festival Opening Ceremonies / 1984 Equestrian Olympics
  • 1983-1984 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade

Our History

*denotes 2, or more, years of performances


Letters of Recommendation

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Feature Films and Television


Commercials, Print and Video

 

Live Event Entertainment


Special Engagements


Our History

 



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