Mary McKiernan, Owner and Head Trainer
Mary has been involved in horses for more than 30 years, successfully showing hunter jumpers since her childhood. She is a Central Michigan University graduate and taught 8th grade while pursuing her riding and training career. Mary's professional equine career started with horsemanship first and foremost.
Her years working in the middle school atmosphere prepared her to teach her riding students with a positive approach, and the understanding that each student needs to be taught based on their learning style.
Mary also believes in continuing in her professional development and continues to work with accomplished international trainers. This allows her to bring new ideas to the farm and stay current with industry trends.
Ricci Tarockoff, Assistant Head Trainer
Ricci has been riding and showing hunter jumpers, since the age of 9. She currently shows and coaches students at MHJA, HJAM and USEF competitions.
Ricci has her Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology. Her education background, positive teaching style - as well as her riding and teaching experience - all contribute to the success of our Shenanigans Farm students.