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Lakota sink covers are made from a tough plastic and fit your sink perfectly! Standard on our Bighorn models and optional on our Charger models. Just one more thing to open up more space in your living quarters trailer.

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LYPA Rider of the Week: Raelee Taylor

LYPA Rider of the Week: Raelee Taylor

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“Rider of the Week is not about how many events you go to or how great of a rider you may be. To be a Rider of the Week, I believe that one should show sportsmanship, passion and overall show how great the horse life can be!” -Raelee Taylor

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

Well, I would have to say my grandfather. He rode bulls in his younger days. I never grew up around horses but when I was, say about 10, he got me a horse. She was a phenomenal, old gruella mare! I started off with local 4-H showing and gaming, and did a local rodeo association that year. Since then I have always loved horses. Without my grandfather, I think I would be lost. This year he has really pushed me and has always hauled me since the showing days. He has a lot of connections with great local trainers so they help me a lot, thanks to him.

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

You bet I have a good luck charm. Its a cross pendant with the NFR number tag on it, it reminds me to never give up and trust the Lord. I have actually ran without it once and we hit a barrel along with 4 poles and our goat got up after a face full of dirt. Since that day I make sure that is the first thing I pack!

Q:Why do you ride?

I ride because it makes me feel like a better person. Not to mention it makes my grandpa extremely happy! Being on the back of a horse or even going into a arena can teach you so much. I have learned so much about myself and about animals from riding. The feeling riding a horse is really hard to explain. I ride because when I look at my filly, I see hopes and dreams.

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

I calm my nerves in many ways. My first resort is to not listen to any times the announcer says, for some reason when I do hear times I get really stressed and worked up. If I do manage to get all nervous and shaky, I stretch. It really relaxes my muscles and feels great! Shaking my feet like windshield wipers works too. Just slip your feet out of your stirrups and go nice and slow! Sounds weird but that also loosens your legs up if you are not wanting to get off your horse!

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

Oh goodness .. I have been given so many words and advice this past year. One that I probably say in my head at least 9 times a day would be, “repetition, repetition, repetition”. Doing things over and over really helps, and eventually you gain muscle memory. Having that muscle memory will save you in and out of the arena.


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Instagram: @Raeleetaylorr

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LYPA Rider of the Week: Kenzie McAlister

LYPA Rider of the Week: Kenzie McAlister

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Kenzie was one of our first 80 members of the Lakota Young Professionals Association, learn more about her journey below!

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

I got into riding thanks to my family. My pawpaw, Toxie, had always had horses and he always had me on a horse. He taught me the fundamentals of barrel racing and continues to help me. My grandpa Butch also taught me how to ride and some training tips. I wouldn’t be here with out them☺️

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

I don’t have a specific good luck charm, but I always talk to my horse when I’m getting ready to run. It makes us feel like a team…like 1 person, almost. It calms her down and that gives us both confidence. I also say a little prayer that asks to keep my horse and I safe and clean before our run, and you cant forget my RanchDressn Tie-Dye pants? Those give me a boost of confidence, since I know I’m almost always the only one wearing those!!

Q:Why do you ride?

I ride for those who can’t ride. There’s people out there who would do anything to swing a leg over a horse. I have that exact opportunity every single day. My friends at school think I’m a rockstar for riding a horse at 30 MPH at a metal barrel. So, they are my reminder that this could be different. I could be hurt or not have a horse. I wish every body could ride or at-least own a horse, but unfortunately that’s not how it goes. This is just a constant reminder to me.

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

I don’t always calm my show nerves completely down. I tell myself that it’s going to be ok and I get my mind off of it by talking to a family member or a friend there. I also just watch. It keeps my mind on what I need to do to successfully be placed higher.

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

The piece of advice that sticks with me from a horseman is from Fallon Taylor. She has always been an idol to me, and when she said this it just seemed to be burnt in my brain: “The world is your alley way, so you better prance”. It’s not big “advice” but it taught me to stand out and be proud of my horse and I. Every time I see someone glaring at my clothes, horse, or trailer I just repeat this little piece of wisdom and it brings a smile to my face. The second piece of advice I got is, listen to your horse. I don’t know who I heard this from, but it has changed the way I look at my horse. The advice stated:
“It’s not a blinged out, shiny saddle. It isn’t a special blanket, and those aren’t the name brand SMBs, but my horse is comfortable. Listen to your horse, watch their body language. Listen and see if your horse is worried or anxious.” This piece made me start looking deeper into my horse and making sure she was comfortable.


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Instagram: @over.and.dun.with

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Lakota’s Cabinet Shop | Made in house, by hand

Lakota’s Cabinet Shop | made in-house, by hand

We are very proud our cabinet shop here at Lakota! They build all our cabinets, drawers, and counter tops ourselves by hand. Our teams’ final products look and work AMAZING.

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LYPA Rider of the Week: Sarah Nelson

LYPA Rider of the Week: Sarah Nelson

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A college student who always makes time for riding, Sarah Nelson is a tenacious rider who always encourages others to be the best they can be, and is always willing to give help to those who need advice or riding tips!

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

I started riding before I could even walk and then had to force my parents into letting start taking lessons and from then on, I was hooked!

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

My best friend made me a cross pendent made out of horseshoe nails. Ever since I put it on, it has brought me good luck! I also have a pair of lucky socks… lol

Q:Why do you ride?

I ride because it makes me feel proud of myself. It is the most freeing, fleeting feeling in the world.

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

I have been rodeoing for a while so I don’t get as nervous as I used to. Before barrels and breakaway, I listen to music that gets me super pumped up and before goats, I can’t listen to music because I have to stay calm so I don’t face plant lol

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

The best advice that I ever got was from my dad. When I was 6, my horse took off with me and I almost fell off. When I finally got my horse to stop, I got off and my dad told me that if I got off right then, I would never get back on again. When you’re scared, get back on and face your fears.


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Instagram: @sarahnelss

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The BEST Gift Under the Tree..or on it! | Lakota Trailers Christmas Sale

The Gift that Builds on a Legacy

This Christmas, wrap up generations of fond memories by getting a Lakota!

Christmas Trailer Ornament Lakota Trailer

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Drop Down Window on Rear Loading Door | Lakota Horse Trailers

Drop Down Window on Rear Loading Door

We now have drop down windows available on the rear load door too! Along with our many other drop down window and fan options, this is a great way to get a little more ventilation in the back of your trailer.

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LYPA Rider of the Week: Logan Kennedy

LYPA Rider of the Week: Logan Kennedy

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“It’s not always about the money, buckles, or the saddles that make you a great rider… It’s about how you feel in the saddle; giving it your all every time your foot hits the stirrup.” -Logan Kennedy

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

I got into riding before I could walk. My daddy bought my first horse when I was 6 months old. Between my dad and my pawpaw, they both taught me how to ride and about the great lessons that horses can bring into your life.

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

When I ride, I never forget my lucky charms. My pawpaw died when I was 16 and my dad recently passed. They both accompanied me to every rodeo I went to and they will continue to ride with me as my angels.

Q:Why do you ride?

I ride because of the passion and love that I have for my horse and the sport. I’ve never felt so empowered than I do when I ride. I know that when i’m on my horse, the world is a beautiful place and that God is so great.

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

Like every rider, we all get nervous. I calm my nerves through prayer. Wherever I am, I pray and then I know that whatever happens in the arena, I will give all glory to God.

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

I’ve been given a lot of advice from other riders in my lifetime. If I had to choose the wisest advice from someone, it would have been from Sarah Laborde. She told me that wherever I go in life, my dreams are never too wild or crazy to fulfill. I make my own destiny and if I want to be a great rider, I have to be the one to work hard and put in the time and effort into practicing and bonding with my horses.


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Instagram: @Logan_alexis16

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LYPA Rider of the Week: Daytona Santiago

LYPA Rider of the Week: Daytona Santiago

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This week’s Rider of the Week is from Waupaca, WI. Daytona is a very active rider in her community and is happiest when she’s around her horses, or in the saddle!

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

I’ve always wanted a horse ever since I was really little. My parents got me horse back riding lessons for my 6th birthday and I’ve been riding ever since.

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

My good luck charm are my tie dye jeans from Ranch Dressn. Every time I wear them at competitions we always do really good! I was wearing them when I won 2016 NBHA Youth 2D State Champion.

Q:Why do you ride?

I ride because being around horses makes me happy and it’s what I love to do. My horses are what I care about most!

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

I get really nervous before runs. I usually sing a song in my head while I’m waiting for my turn. I also use lavender oil on me and my horse. But what really helps me is to loosen up my legs and feet so I’m not sitting so stiff from being nervous, just petting my horse, not watching the other riders as I’m waiting, and talking to someone.

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

When Tai was first being trained for barrels, I would get some lessons once in a while to help me ride her better. I was told to scream with my legs, whisper with my hands. This has really helped me because instead of steering with my hands, I use leg pressure. I’ve worked on this a lot with Tai and now we can do the barrel pattern without me having to use reins at all, I just use leg pressure and this has really helped our pattern!


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Instagram: @daytona_santiago

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The Farm | Therapeutic Animal Center

The Farm | Therapeutic Animal Center

Lakota Trailers is glad to contribute to The Farm, a facility that is planning to provide a safe, nurturing, and restorative place for children in need. Their group will work in conjunction with the local Department of Child Services (DCS).

The Farm

To get more information, or to get involved, please contact:
Margaret Malone
260-562-3655
margaretmalone@embarqmail.com

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A Fireplace in a Horse Trailer? | Lakota Trailers

Wait…a Fireplace in a Horse Trailer?!

Our built-in 4700 BTU fireplace is perfect for those cold nights after a rodeo or on a camping trip!! It is very efficient and has an easy to use remote. For more information contact your closest Lakota Dealer today!

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Lakota FOREVER | Lakota Trailers

Lakota FOREVER

Finding a horse trailer you can count on is almost as important as finding a horse you can trust.
Lakota Trailers are built to last and are backed by the best overall warranty’s in the business.

Call a Lakota Dealer today to see a Lakota for yourself.

#LakotaFOREVER

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LYPA Rider of the Week: Kylie Robinson

LYPA Rider of the Week: Kylie Robinson

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Lakota’s Young Professional Association is proud to support riders of all disciplines- this week we wanted to spotlight one of our reiners! It was fun catching up with Kylie Robinson and finding out more about her journey in the saddle!

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

I started riding about 4 years ago and got into the reiners shortly after that. I always loved horses since I was little and the reining horses always stuck out to me!

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

To calm my show nerves I like to be left alone before I get on and I listen for the music that is playing in the arena.

Q:Why do you ride?

I ride because I love the adrenaline, being with my horses no matter what is a good feeling, I love showing and hope to be a NRHA Professional trainer someday.

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

To calm my show nerves I like to be left alone before I get on and I listen for the music that is playing in the arena.

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

The best thing I have ever been told is “Just go in and ride. You have nothing to prove”.


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Instagram: @reinerforlife

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2016 National Finals Rodeo (NFR)

2016 National Finals Rodeo

We’re super excited about the 2016 National Finals Rodeo (NFR)!

Come see Lakota Trailers at several locations throughout the city (list below):
Mandalay Bay | Bishop’s Trailer Sales
Convention Center | Rodeo Rigs & NRS Trailer Sales
The Pavillions at World Market Center | Bishop’s Trailer Sales

Watch for all our Lakota Young Professionals who are competing! #LakotaYPA

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LOVE LoveWay

LOVE LoveWay

Here at Lakota Trailers we LOVE groups that bring hope to those who need it. Our team directs a large amount of our annual charitable giving to LoveWay. This is a therapeutic riding center for children with special needs.

Amazon Smile

This Cyber Monday there is a way to help bring more funding to their mission! Simply click the link (above) and you will be redirected to the Smile.Amazon.com program. This is a cool program through Amazon to give back 5% of the proceeds from your order to a charity. Just click before doing your holiday shopping on Amazon and you can effortlessly help provide scholarships for riders who couldn’t afford their tuition expenses otherwise!

LoveWay Team

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Thanksgiving

Thankful for YOU

Our team just wanted to say THANK YOU for all your AMAZING support this year. Lakota Trailers would be nothing without you. Have a happy Thanksgiving holiday! ?


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LYPA Rider of the Week: Sherra Mershon

LYPA Rider of the Week: Sherra Mershon

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Lakota welcomed it’s 300th LYPA member this week! Sherra Mershon is a hunter/jumper rider who loves her OTTB Kodak Moment or “Koda.” We caught up with her to learn more about their journey together, and what makes owning a rescue horse so fun!

5 Quick Questions:

Q: How did you get into riding?

I got into riding at the age of 8 years old and have been hooked ever since. My best friend in elementary school was part of a 4-H horses organization and we got to trailer out every week to the longhorn polo club arena and practice every discipline in the book.

Q:Do you have a good luck charm?

My good luck charm is a horse shoe necklace that never leaves my neck! It was given to me by someone very near and dear to my heart and it reminds me everyday how lucky and blessed I am. When I get nervous before going into the show ring I always catch myself holding and fidgeting with the charm on the necklace.

Q:What makes your horse so special?

My horse is the horse of a life time and he LOVES his job. He is a 9 year old thoroughbred gelding that I rescued from a non profit organization and he raced before he made it to them. He is a monster standing and 16.2h with a husky build. Every time I take him out to shows I have people ask me if he’s a warm blood and I love to respond with “No, he’s off the track!” I am one proud horse mom. He is so special to me because we rescued each other. He came into my life when I needed him very much so. He was a work in progress and would always give me 110% and I knew early on in his training that we were going somewhere together.

Q:How do you calm those pesky show nerves?

To calm my show nerves I put headphones in while I tack up to try to pump myself up while also using music as a mental distraction. While I am waiting to go into the ring and my nerves are at their worst I practice deep breathing, in through the nose and out through the mouth!

Q: What’s the best piece of horse advice you’ve been given?

The best piece of horse advice I’ve ever received was just to have fun… My show nerves were so bad at first and now I cant wait to get in the ring. The warm-up ring is a scary place and the show ring is HUGE and open and just somewhere where nothing else matters. It really is just having fun. Especially when we win!


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Instagram: @ottb.equestrian. or @sherra_beara

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