Achieve Equine Partners With The National Barrel Horse Association

Achieve Equine, LLC, makers of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and distributors of VIP Equestrian™ Saddle Pads and Iconic Equestrian™ Saddle Pads, has renewed their longstanding partnership with the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) to support the growing barrel horse industry. In partnership since 2009, Achieve Equine looks forward to sharing educational materials to best promote equine respiratory health and maintaining a healthy back to NBHA members.

Equine respiratory health is extremely important in horses of all levels of barrel racing. As horses can only breathe through their nose, FLAIR Strips provide many benefits that include breathing easier, reducing fatigue, conserving energy, recovering faster, and reducing Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, or EIPH. By using FLAIR Strips during intensive Exercise, horses at any level will be protected.

“The NBHA team is wonderful to work with and we appreciate our years of partnership with NBHA. Growing up, I participated in NBHA events and appreciate how the divisional format introduced by NBHA benefits competitors. We look forward to working with NBHA again this year,” says Achieve Equine Director of Operations, Hanna Hartman.

Achieve Equine Representative Team FLAIR™ member Samantha Stackhouse will attend the NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships from July 25 – July 30 in Perry, GA, and the NBHA Open & Senior World Championships from October 30 – November 5 in Perry, GA. She will be at a table near the warm-up arena. Competitors will be able to stop by and visit with Samantha for FLAIR Strips application tips and more.

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 About the National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA): Founded in 1992, the NBHA is an international organization representing the sport of barrel racing. Today, NBHA has over 20,000 members spanning over 5 continents, sanctions over 3,000 local shows per year, and over 44 state shows per year. For more information, please visit

About Achieve Equine, LLC: Achieve Equine is a worldwide distributor of innovative, evidence-based equine products. We are the maker of FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips and the exclusive North American distributor of VIP Equestrian™ Saddle Pads and Iconic Equestrian™ Saddle Pads. We deliver safe, functional, and validated technologies that improve the health and safety of the horse and rider. For more information, please visit

About FLAIR Equine Nasal Strips: Developed by veterinarians, FLAIR Strips are drug-free, self-adhesive nasal strips that support the horses’ nasal passages and promote optimum respiratory health of equine athletes at every level of competition. Eight clinical studies have been conducted on FLAIR Strips at leading equine research centers. The Strips are clinically proven to make breathing easier, reduce fatigue, conserve energy, quicken recovery, and reduce lung bleeding. For more information about FLAIR Strips, please visit

About VIP Equestrian Saddle Pads: A half pad at only 8mm thick, VIP Equestrian Saddle Pads provide superior impact protection for the horse’s back. VIP™ Pads are made with VEteq™, a proprietary viscoelastic polymer – not a gel. With over 50 years of use in human health care, VEteq is the universal gold standard for pressure protection. It does not leak, flow, or bottom out under pressure. The unique Bobble™ surface of the VIP Pad alleviates pressure points and evenly distributes weight. Placed above or below a traditional saddle pad, the VIP is designed to complement – not alter – a correctly fitted saddle. It is hypoallergenic, bacteriostatic, easy to clean and is not sticky. Available in multiple sizes and colors. Visit to learn more and shop today.

About Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads: The revolutionary Iconic Equestrian™ 2-in-1 LinerPad™ System features a professionally designed saddle pad with an easy to remove inner LinerPad to make cleaning a breeze. The patent pending 5-Point Attachment System keeps the LinerPad securely in place while riding. Available in Jump and Dressage styles, the Iconic Equestrian 2in1 Saddle Pad is available in a variety of colors. For more information about Iconic Equestrian Saddle Pads, please visit

Contact: Hanna Hartman