Ellee Teeples ​- Ranch Hand and Hawthorn Ranch boarder, Ellee has been at Hawthorn since 2019 and started working with Kira shortly after. Ellee works at the ranch part-time, but if you cannot get ahold of Tyler or Kira please reach out to Ellee. Ellee rides english and western and enjoys working with all the different horse personalities. 

The Team

Tyler Brownell ​- Tyler is our main handyman at Hawthorn. He found his love for horses through Kira in 2014. He is constantly learning more and wants to continues his horsemanship journey with the people at Hawthorn ranch. He works here full time and can be found around the property: feeding, fixing fences, and giving love to every animal on the ranch.

Riki Merrick​ - Ranch Owner, Riki has been riding since she was a child, but didn’t get to do it regularly until Kira started riding. She will be on the property working, riding Blazer, or playing with her granddaughter. 

Kira Brownell - Barn manager and trainer out at Hawthorn. Kira has been around horses since she was 7 years old. She has owned, trained, and shown her own (and others') horses since 2002. Kira gives Western or English riding lessons for beginners or intermediate riders. She is the main contact for anything horse care-related.

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