Ty Simpson


Nicki’s son Ty has always enjoyed being at the horse shows cheering on his Mom and sister.  He began riding almost 5 years ago and quickly moved up through the divisions and competed on two Young Riders Teams.  He now competes on the Simpson Show Jumping horses Quality Iris and Why Not in the Under 25 Jumper Division.


Kara Hanly

Rider / Trainer

Kara’s great experience and horsemanship bring to Riffle Hitch another dimension in the ability to train our clients and young horses.  Kara’s experience was fostered by some of the top professionals including Norman Dello Joio, Bould Brook, Jimmy Toon, Coker Farm. Tom Wright and Rodney Jenkins

Kara’s experience in the hunter ring include riding some of the best hunters including Pappy Clifford and Arrivaderci to major wins in the US.  Her teaching experience training juniors and amateur riders for Lynn Jayne and Old Salem Farm helped them achieve their goals competing on the east coast at major competitions in Wellington, KY, Devon, Great Lakes, Maclay Regionals and the fall indoor circuit.  Kara also has experience in the jumper ring riding with Rodney Jenkins and

Kara says teaching and bringing young riders and adults along is something she truly enjoys and working with young horses is so rewarding.  Kara’s daughter Schaefer was a very successful junior rider in the hunters, jumpers and equitation.  She went on to win the 2011 Pessoa/USEF Hunter Seat Equitation Medal Finals.

Her teaching philosophy aligns with Nicki’s and together they will provide the best of training, teaching and riding for their clients.