Paige Flanders Luplow
Paige, owner and trainer, was born to two of the top polo players in the Houston area. Throughout her life, Paige has participated in everything from years of competitive polo to showing at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. She began as an assistant instructor to her mother, Barlee Flanders, 12 years ago. After completing her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy, Paige opened her own riding program and FPRL was born!
Sam’s riding career began in early childhood with her first pony, a Welsh-cross named Skittles. She started competitive dressage at ten years old, then transitioned into three-day eventing at twelve. She successfully competed up to training level eventing, qualifying for the Region VIII championships in 2008, and competed all over the Midwest. She thoroughly enjoys learning the mechanics behind the horse and rider connection and imparting that knowledge to her students.
Heather started her riding career at three years old. A hunter/jumper for several years, she then switched to Quarter Horses, showing in western pleasure, hunter under saddle, showmanship, equitation, and horsemanship. Heather has shown at the local and national level since she was 10 years old, and as a teenager began working as a training assistant. Her resume includes working for a very well known hunter/jumper trainer for five years, several all-around Quarter Horse trainers, and a year working with a cutting trainer. Heather still currently trains all-around horses and actively shows on the Quarter Horse and Paint national level circuits.
Born into a family whose horse sense dates back generations, Reagan started riding before she could speak. Growing up, she competed in Polo, Junior Rodeo, Eventing, and showed Hunter/Jumpers with Susie Hutchison. She competed on a national vaulting team for many of her early years. Between summers spent wrangling in Wyoming and doing time as a working student in a high-level eventing barn, she believes it is important to sit many disciplines. An understanding of the horse and rider relationship is imperative to good horsemanship.
Jackie got the equestrian bug at a young age, riding bareback through the Navasota countryside. In high school, she discovered Eventing. Competing on her OTTB Captain Jac, Jackie groomed for several riders and trainers in the Houston area. In Maryland she was employed at Dark Hollow Farm, an established thoroughbred breeding operation, which helped put her through college. She has experience with foals, weanlings, yearlings, rowdy broodmares, and young fit racehorses. Along with FPRL, she works closely with a local Eventer, retraining ex-racehorses, and still actively travels to major thoroughbred sales across the country.