Skip to content

Kressley Family to Appear on Celebrity Family Feud



By Suzy Lucine

 

Carson Kressley and his family recently taped an episode of Celebrity Family Feud. It is now scheduled to air on August 21.

The casting agent who worked with Carson a few years ago on “Dancing With The Stars” reached out to him late last winter. “I was thrilled to accept as there was a good chance to raise a lot of money for a charity that is very important to me, the Al D Rodriguez Liver Foundation,” said Carson, who is a founding member of this foundation that was named after a dear friend he lost to liver cancer. “My family was thrilled about the prospect of participating and coming to Hollywood for a few days.”

Carson has owned and shown countless world and national champion Saddlebred horses and ponies since the 1980s, including Enchanting Memories,  Roselanes Angelo, Sir Silver Knight, CH Yorktowns Royal Lady, CH Regal Gleam, CH Callaways Prime Rate, CH Page Six, CH The Ultimate Sultan, CH Drakkar, and many more. He currently owns several young stars under the direction of Arrowhead Farm and Devore Stables.

Joining Carson were his sister and her daughter, Diana Kressley Billig and Morgan Billig. Diana has bred, owned and shown champion Saddlebreds, including CH Lots of Talent, CH Snickers, WC Melrose Place, CH Espresso Love, Regal's Rebel, Wheira Theira and many more.  Currently, Diana has an exciting three-year-old in training at Broadmoor. Morgan has owned and shown CH Fight Night, CH Meritage, Signed Sealed Delivered, and CH Heirrison Ford.

Rounding out the team of five were Carson’s sister-in-law, Beverly Kressley, and her son, Brett Kressley.



When host Steve Harvey introduced family members and asked them what they did, Diana mentioned that she runs the family farm and owns and breeds American Saddlebred show horses. So there was a great opportunity to do some subtle promotion for the breed.

Of course, Carson’s family members were nervous about appearing on television, which is normal. The experienced television star assured them to not worry as “Everything looks much bigger on tv and that the studio would be surprisingly small and intimate,” he said. 



When the Kressley family arrived at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA, to tape the show, the studio was gigantic and there were several hundred people in the audience. “Needless to say, at that point we were all nervous!” Carson said.

The show is scheduled to appear on ABC this summer, on July 17. If you are on Twitter, Carson’s account, @carsonkressley, will have the updated time the show will air.

 

Photo credit: ABC/Kelsey McNeal

More Stories

  • **Updated Event Cancellations

    Saddle Horse Report will provide daily updates to the list of canceled and postponed horse events. Read More
  • Latest Issue 9 21 20

    Read More
  • From the Desk of Marty Schaffel: Change Is Not Easy

    Robert Samuelson is a well-respected columnist on topics of economics and human behavior. He has been writing since the early ’70s.  He wrote his farewell column this week, and I excerpted the above quotation from him... Read More
  • CH Fiasco Succumbs to Heart Failure

    CH Fiasco, the first ever Western Country Pleasure World’s Champion of Champions died of heart failure September 13th at Michael Craghead Stables in Fresno, California. The big, beautiful bay gelding set the standard for the Western country pleasure division with Doug Glick. Read More
  • UPHA Update

    COVID-19 has caused many changes in our world and has had a significant impact on our sport. We have all learned to wear our face coverings, practice social distancing and elbow bump instead of shaking hands or giving hugs. It has been a steep learning curve, but our equine industry has risen to the challenge and prevailed when many other sports have faltered. Read More
  • UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show Update

    With concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our guests, community members, volunteers, and our employees is our top priority. We are working to make sure our operations will run smoothly and safely for all our attendees at the 2020 UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show in November.  Read More
  • Osteen Captures the All American Action

    Rick Osteen, official photographer at the All American Horse Classic, has proofs available online at www.rickosteen.com and despite not being able to set up his viewing table he and wife Joni are fulfilling orders as quickly as possible. Read More
  • Rock Creek Cancelled

    The Board of Directors of the Rock Creek Riding Club regret to announce that they have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show.  We had high hopes that rescheduling the traditional June show for October would allow us to do justice to the Rock Creek tradition even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More
  • American Saddlebred Museum Accepting Consignments

    The American Saddlebred Museum is pleased to accept consignments for the next Equine Art, Antique, and Rare Book Auction taking place in July 2021. To prepare for this much loved event, the Museum is accepting consignments until February 1, 2021. Read More
  • Latest Issue 9 14 20 Insert

    Read More