Karissa Gustave, the eldest of the two sisters, at only twenty-five (25) years old, envisioned and branded the NBR Nothing But Rodeo® company idea while traveling to rodeo competitions to watch her younger sister, Kaitlin Gustave, at seemingly endless hours of team roping, breakaway, steer stopping, barrels, and pole bending. She found a way to shop and still watch the rodeo! Karissa traded in her dazzling show shirts from her early years competing in Western Pleasure and Trail, to obtain an education in Fashion. She completed her Degree in Visual Communication at FIDM- Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She then continued her studies in Graphic Design and Entrepreneurship at FIT- Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After completing her education, Karissa worked alongside a Celebrity Wardrobe Stylist in Los Angeles, styling celebrities for commercials, music videos, and red carpet events. Karissa brings her developed fashion style, along with an innate sense of design to head the vision of NBR Nothing But Rodeo®.
Kaitlin Gustave, the younger of the two sisters, at only twenty-one (21) years old, is the real deal in the family when it comes to Rodeo! Kaitlin, having ridden horses since the age of (8) Eight, in riding styles including Western, Trail, Team Penning and Ranch Sorting, (Having won the 4th in the World AQHYA Winning title in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), now solely competes in the love of her life, that being Rodeo. Kaitlin is a “Header” in Team-Roping and also competes in Breakaway, placing in the top ranks in CHRSA-District 8, Roping 4 Ropers, and USTRC. While she continues to train and compete in the circuit from California to Texas, she will be the first to tell you, it’s her beloved horses, LawDog and Masters, who have her well seated allowing her to merge determination with her steadfast horses, to celebrated victories. This girl is someone to keep an eye out for….’cause this young lady can Rope! Kaitlin has moved from California to Abilene Texas to train under Champion Roper and World Renowned Horse Trainer, Lari Dee Guy. Kaitlin lends her voice to the look and feel of the NBR Nothing But Rodeo® line, as she wants to make sure that the line will always serve her and those who also love Rodeo well when getting down and dirty in the Arena.