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. Now, a zero goal outdoor player, 1.5 goal indoor player, and 3 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. 14 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. Paige married a fellow polo player, Drew Luplow, in 2016 and occasionally he can be seen helping one of 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.
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.
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.
Kayli began her riding career at the age of seven, riding and training in western, hunter jumpers and equation. She volunteered with the Girl Scout SPURS program, teaching riding and training for over seven years before college. She has a Regents Bachelor of Arts Degree with emphasis in Equestrian Studies from West Virginia University at Parkersburg and Meredith Manor International Equestrian Centre in West Virginia. She has experience training horses at various levels, including training horses to be under saddle and rehabilitation from injury. She is also certified in equestrian sports massage and leatherworking. She currently shows at the local level and loves teaching her students and watching them progress.
Noel has a profound passion for horses that started at a young age. With her first job being on a ranch in Oklahoma when she was just sixteen working with horses and mules for the first time. That job motivated her go on and gain a wide variety of experience in equine-related activities including ranch work, packing and outfitting, training, teaching lessons, and reproduction.
Noel is certain that working with horses and people is what she was born to do. She recently received her Bachelors of Science in Animal Science with a certificate in Equine Science from Texas A&M University and strives to continue to gain more experience with horses and teaching. After spending last summer as a working student/summer intern with FPRL, she is returning as full time staff member!