Kira Merrick - Barn manager and trainer out at Hawthorn. Kira has been around horses since she was 7 years old. She has owned, trained, and showed her own (and others') horses for 12 years. Kira gives western or english riding lessons for beginners or intermediate riders. She is the main contact for anything horse care related and lives on property.

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The Team

Tyler Brownell ​- Tyler is our main handyman at Hawthorn. He found his love for horses through Kira 3 years ago. He is constantly learning more and wants to continues his horsemanship journey with the people at Hawthorn ranch. He can be found around the property in the evenings and weekends: 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 property working, riding Shamrock, or playing with her granddaughter.