Team RG

Meghan Hayes

Meet Meg Hayes, our upstate New York cowgirl! She likes to run barrels with Lil and side kick/passenger seat rider D (pictured below). They compete in local and national jackpots as well as rodeos along the East Coast. Meg was a member of the Runaway Gypsy team last year and is excited to continue to chase her dreams with us by her side this year! Her favorite product is the easy-slip dog leash. She rarely has a leash or collar on D, and this makes it easy for her if she needs to put one on him quick while we’re on the road! She has goals of growing her skills in breakaway roping during the 2020 season.

My FAV thing about Runaway Gypsy is that any idea’s I have are rarely declined. I can brain storm and write paragraphs of ideas I have, and you value them all! Thank you for being so supportive and open to all the crazy things I think up!!

Chrissy Johnson

Chrissy Johnson is a reward-based horse trainer located in southeast Missouri. Born on the east coast in southern Maryland, Chrissy made her way west where she pick up a cowboy in Texas and then headed for the mountains of Wyoming before settling somewhere in between! Chrissy and her husband finally put down some roots and built their own facility where Chrissy enjoys helping horse owners understand how horses learn through lessons and clinics, both in person and online.

There are so many things that I love about Runaway Gypsy. The colors are of course beautiful and the muletape is so soft, yet extremely strong and durable. I love the adjustability and fun color combos. I think the thing I love most about Runaway Gypsy is the spirit of this company. It’s infectious and I love it! It doesn’t matter what crazy creation idea you come up with, from bosals to neck ropes, Whitney can tackle it and make it come to life better than you imagined possible!

Brandi Hines

I live in Folsom,Louisiana and team rope and breakaway rope at WPRA, USTRC, and World Series of Team Roping events. I’ve been blessed with a great string of horses and great people that make it all possible. Runaway Gypsy has been a huge supporter and a brand I use every day from the practice pen to the rodeos and I can’t live without it!

Jackie Kapper

Jackie Lynn, have been riding horses my whole life. From my early start in the hunter flat classes, to my pursuit to live up to the pair of chinks I have always dreamed of buying. The Runaway Gypsy brand to me is about supporting my fellow female riders and our unique and individual pursuits as horsewoman and loving a quality company owned by a great woman herself, who takes pride in her craft. From tight even braids, to beautiful colors, the Runaway Gypsy brand represents what we all aim to be-a step above the rest.

Paris Schneider

My name is Paris Schneider and I am 17-year-old grade 12 student who competes in 6 events. I was born and raised in a small town in southern British Columbia where I was raised by former champions. I’ve been involved with horses since I was born and I started to compete in the sport of rodeo at the early age of 4. Growing up in the Schneider family, I’ve done nothing but cowboy and rodeo since the day I was born.  As being an All-Around competitor competing in Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Goat Tying, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, and the Reined Cow Horse event I currently have 3 horses that I compete off of, which all 3 are black. I have qualified for the HS National Finals 3 times and the JR High National Finals Rodeo 2 times over all being a part of the association for 6 years. I have also qualified for the Jr World National Finals Rodeo held in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 15 and under Girls Breakaway Roping in 2018

I love Runaway Gypsy because all their products are uniquely made to fit everyone’s desires.  There is nothing I love more than being able to choose what I want my halters and Brest collars to look like for each and every one of my horses. I don’t like to blend in with everyone else but I like to be a trend setter and unique which Runaway Gypsy can help me with.

Courtney Hyman

Hi, my name is Courtney Hyman and I am from Nashville, North Carolina.  I have been barrel racing with NBHA and SRA for many years now.  I am honored to become a part of the RG Team and I am excited to see what 2020 holds.

I love the uniqueness of Runaway Gypsy.  There are many different options and styles when it comes to choosing tack

Laken Caldwell

My name is Laken Caldwell and I am from the small town of Pleasant Plains, located in North Central Arkansas. I am an Emergency Room nurse and on track for receiving my Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) degree in May. Rodeo has always been a huge part of my life as well as my family. My Dad and husband were both bareback riders, my aunts and cousins all compete as well, so needless to say it’s a family affair for us. I ran barrels at my first rodeo when I was three years old and soon began tying goats when I was four. It didn’t take long for the rodeo bug to “bite” me and needless to say, I was hooked.

I have competed in barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying and team roping, but my primary focus these days are breakaway and team roping. I am looking forward to the 2020 season as I am going to get to rope with my Dad in the team roping as well as one of my lifelong friends; so it’ll be a special year.

One thing that I love about Runaway Gypsy is that everything is fully customizable! Having a breakaway horse that is all heart and no height, most standard halters are so big on him. All it took was one message and Whitney was able to make a halter that was a perfect fit for Spanky! Not to mention, I am all for supporting small businesses and putting money in fellow rodeo family’s pocket instead of a large company that is just mass producing products. Whitney puts her heart and soul into this business and handmakes every item purchased.

I am so excited to support this brand this 2020 season!