Rachel Flake has always loved horses since she was a very small girl. She began taking riding lessons at the age of 9 and as been showing English, Western Pleasure, and game events the last 2 years. She has won high point year end hampionships in 2011 & 2012 with her Quarter  horses Invest Ina Redneck and Its time to Flash. Rachel has also shown at the North Carolina State Fair and won in her age division. She has a yearling Palamino colt that was orphaned at birth that she has been taking care of and training.

Rachel is from Wadesboro, North Carolina which is in Anson County, which borders South Carolina. She is in the 7th grade at Anson Middle School and has been on the A honor roll this year. She also plays clarinet in the school band.