Kelsey Lauberth, Team FLAIR

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Kelsey Lauberth

"Trick riding is an extremely strenuous sport! FLAIR® Strips assist our horses in all aspects of exercise—from training and conditioning to performance and competitions—so they can perform at the top of their game."

Hometown: Native of Bonnots Mill, Missouri. Resides in Poplarville, Mississippi. 

DisciplineTrick Riding

Began Riding: Her first lesson was when she was 8 years old.

Recent Accomplishments: Named the International Trick Riding Open Champion in 2018 and 2016; North American Trick Riding Women’s Champion; Calgary Stampede Trick Riding Champion in 2016; International Trick Riding Women’s Champion in 2015; and International Trick Riding Team Champion in 2015.

Takes Pride in: The care of her horses - they are her whole world! 

Major Influence in Life: Her mom - she never gives up! 

Shelby Epperson, Team FLAIR

Shelby Epperson

""The job my horses do isn't easy. I ask my horses to run as fast as they can while I hang all of my weight off them in abnormal positions that most people would consider crazy. Most horses go to a rodeo and run around the arena once, but our horses make 5-6 laps at a fast-paced gallop, compensating for our weight distribution. FLAIR® Strips give them the ability to breathe easier with increased airflow to their lungs. When we get out of the arena, my horses are always ready to go again while I catch my breath!" 

Hometown: Willard, Missouri

DisciplineTrick Riding

Began Riding: As soon as she could walk over to the neighbor's to ride their pony.

Recent Accomplishments: Bringing positive change to the trick riding industry by creating a supportive environment for trick riders and demonstrating what it takes to go “above and beyond” in the care we take for our horses to keep this a joyful sport for them as well. 

Takes Pride in: The business she and Kelsey have created, along with their ambitions to create a more supportive and encouraging trick riding community. 

Major Influence in Life: Shelby's horse, Count, has taught her the importance of responsibility, how to efficiently solve problems, that communication doesn't always involve talking, and how to be a respected leader. According to her, "there is no telling where I would be in life today without every impact Count has had on my life."