Beto Gutierrez with Nala
Beto Gutierrez with Nicki and Nala

Beto Gutierrez

Barn Manager / FEI Groom

Beto grew up in Wellington, FL and started riding as a child competing in the pony division. He knew he always wanted to be part of the horse world. After graduating high school he began working as a groom and barn manager. He joined Nicki six years ago working alongside her as Barn Manager and FEI Groom for Riffle Hitch.  He is the only groom Nahla (Akuna Mattata) has had.  Beto was also at Nicki’s side when Sophie and Ty competed in their last junior years as part of the Young Riders Team.  He says “Nicki & Nahla are my crazy girls, it’s always an adventure.” So proud to be part of the Riffle Hitch Family.

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.