By Derek Liebig
It was the photographs of her mother that first sparked Alexa ‘Lexi’ Brooks’ imagination.
Five years ago, Brooks stumbled upon a box of old pictures and ribbons her mother, Kim, had won competing in equestrian events.
“I saw the pictures and the trophies and I said ‘mom I want to do this’,” Brooks said.
That initial spark became a passion and in a few short years Brooks has become one of the best equestrian riders of her age in the country.