He says he got his upper body strength from bucking hay bales. He lives in the loft of a barn. And he made it past the tough judges and through two big broadcasts of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent. Now he's on his way to the finals in Hollywood.
Jeremy Vanschoonhoven could probably shoe a horse while sitting on his bike. Why not? He can ride it across tightropes and scale uneven parallel bars on a stage in front of thousands of people. But the horseshoer from Talent, Oregon is going to need a lot of support from the horse world when he gets to the Hollywood finals.
You know he's practicing; he even builds his own sets. Keep an eye on the television listings and cheer Jeremy on! I think you can call in and vote for him , too--that's how the show works.
Here's a little video that Jeremy put together to showcase his talent off the stage.
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