Vance Riester

Who: Vance Riester

Position: Master Leather Crafter and sole owner of Shelby Horse Supply.

From: Finchville, KY

Hobbies: He has been handcrafting equine leather goods for more than 35 years. The hobby of crafting leather began to develop after he left college. It later became a career when he took a job with RE Fennell of Lexington, KY. He married his wife, Janice, in 1980 in Shelbyville, KY. Vance has a very strong passion for music...When he’s on the sewing machine, his headphones are on and he’s usually toe tapping.