Paige Flanders Luplow
Paige, owner and trainer, was born to two of the top polo players in the Houston area. Paige began riding as a tiny tot on a polo pony named “Slate”. Paige rode all her life and began warming up and schooling her family’s client horses before polo games by age 8. She pursued her love of horses into the show ring of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Quarter Horse Show and eventually picked up polo in her teens. 15 years ago, Paige began teaching riding lessons to children and adults under the supervision of HPC’s senior Polo Instructor, Barlee Flanders. After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Paige started her own riding program to accommodate riders of all skill levels and interests. Now, a zero goal outdoor player, 1.5 goal indoor player, and 2 goal women’s player, Paige continues to play competitive polo when able and teaches HPC’s polo lessons, polo school, and margarita leagues alongside Mark Prinsloo and Barlee Flanders. Paige married a fellow polo player, Drew Luplow, in 2016 and he can be seen helping her polo students reach the next level in polo. Paige is incredibly proud of her team of instructors that cater to all riding styles and skill sets.
Noel began working with horses at a young age. Her first horse related job was on a ranch in Oklahoma which kick started her love for them. From there, she went on to study Equine/Animal Science at Colorado State University then at Texas A&M and graduated from Texas A&M in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Animal Science. While in college, Noel worked at a variety of equine jobs, including working for a stock horse trainer, at a boarding facility, teaching lessons at a summer camp, and on a breeding farm. Noel currently manages FPRL’s busy schedule, answers the office phone, teaches lessons, and helps manage day to day operations at the barn.
Taylor began her life with horses at a very young age with both parents involved in the industry. Starting out in the rodeo world, she then became involved with USPC and IEA where she promptly found her way into the show ring. She has been competing hunters and jumpers since her junior years and recently stepped into a professional position teaching. Apart from being an instructor, her passion is developing young horses and bringing them up the levels. Taylor heads our hunter/jumper show program. With her dedicated instruction, our clients have been successful moving up the levels at local and nationally rated shows in our area. Taylor also manages the physical and educational well being of our client show horses.
Jackie started riding at a young age and began competing in eventing in high school. She worked as a private groom through after school to support her passion. In college she continued working as a groom at Dark Hollow Farm, learning about raising foals, prepping yearlings for the Keeneland sale, and ultimately falling in love with thoroughbreds. Today she appreciates a slow and positive approach to training people and horses. She manages cross country schoolings for students and attends eventing, dressage, and hunter/jumper shows with the FPRL team.
Madelyne started riding at a young age. As she grew, she aimed to learn as much as possible about horses by participating in many disciplines. She started out in the rodeo industry and from there learned western horsemanship, ranch riding, cutting, reining, hunt seat, and eventing. In college she gave riding lessons and was on the Equestrian team. After graduating from West Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science Equine Business and Industry she spent the summer working for a reining trainer and is now excited to continue working with horses and people at FPRL. Madelyne heads our western program, attends and coaches at horse shows, provides training rides to our lesson and client horses (both English and western), and has recently started dabbling in polo!
Growing up in San Diego, Chrystal began riding from an early age. She started as a working student at the age of 12 to support her riding lessons and shows on the Southern California circuit. She has had the opportunity to lesson with Will Simpson, Michel Vaillancourt, and Bob Brawley. Chrystal moved to northern Nevada for college and bought her first off the track thoroughbred, Bernie. She and Bernie enjoyed working cows, dabbling in dressage, and showing jumpers. Chrystal made her way to Texas in 2019 and is happy to be apart of the FPRL team! Chrystal coaches at shows, helps maintain our lesson string, provides client training rides, and training rides to FPRL project horses.
From a very young age, Kyli has always had a passion for anything horse-related. It all started with a pony ride when she was too little to remember and grew into an unhealthy obsession with model horses before her parents signed her up for riding lessons at a local hunter/jumper barn in Houston. Since then she has trained in several disciplines, managed a boarding facility, worked at a breeding facility, and has never stopped learning how to better herself and the horses she works with. From jumping to learning to wield swords on horseback to riding long distances Kylihas never stopped trying new things. Teaching students and helping them achieve their goals by sharing her love of horses is something she feels she was born to do and is excited to continue to do at FPRL. Kyli owns Sawyer and generously allows him to be part of FPRL’s herd.
Rea’s passion for horses started at a young age when she started taking English riding lessons. She continued Pursuing her passion as a college student at West Texas A&M university, majoring in equine industry and business as well as being a part of the equestrian team where she showed hunt seat equitation and western horsemanship. While attending WTAMU she also worked at the university horse center and helped manage shows for the equestrian team. As a recent graduate, Rea is excited to be a part of the FPRL family and teach the next generation of equestrians.