Larry Hischer (Supervisor)
Larry, along with his wife Janet Hischer, passionately owns and operates Twisted Tree Farm. The couple of 39 years established TTF in 1984. They have dedicated their lives to Twisted Tree Farm’s horses, children, junior and amateur riders.
Janet has been on the show circuit as a competitor and trainer since she first opened Twisted Tree Farm 38 years ago. Janet is a fifth-generation horseman. At the Twisted Tree Farm facility in Scottsdale, she helps riders achieve their potential in their personal riding goals as well as in the show ring. Janet is an accomplished rider herself and has earned numerous certifications, awards, and honors such as the prestigious American Grand Prix Association Rookie of the Year award. Twisted Tree Farm is also known for producing quality young horses for the equestrian sport. Janet’s passion for training upcoming generations of riders and horses is driven by time, persistence, focus and discipline.
Owner/ Trainer of Twisted Tree Farm
Janet is the third generation equestrian in her family. Accomplished equestrian trainer, Janet Hischer, has been horse crazy since childhood. Her lifelong affiliation with horses began at an early age, at age 9 Janet began taking her first riding lesson. Janet has been on the competitive show circuit either as a competitor or trainer of a competitor since she first opened Twisted Tree Farm over 30 years ago. At the Twisted Tree Farm facility in Scottsdale she helps horses and riders achieve their potential in their personal riding goals as well as in the show ring. Janet is an accomplished rider herself with numerous Hunter championships and Grand Prix results both nationally and internationally. Twisted Tree Farm offers Janet's supreme expertise in training champion show horses and riders.
Twisted Tree Farm Stables is the premier equestrian facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. The staff at Twisted Tree Farm is comprised of enthusiastic horse people who love horses and the equestrian sport. Whether your riding goals consist of enjoying a comfortable hobby or building your personal riding skills to the next level, achieving your goals is a journey which may take a number of turns. Twisted Tree Farm stables wants to help you achieve your goals and we have the expertise to guide you. We are a Hunter Jumper horse boarding & training barn in Scottsdale Arizona and we provide something for everyone with English riding lessons to kids camps to quality show jumpers for sale.
1994 El Paso Child Crisis Center $80,000
1995 Paso Del Norte college preparatory school $15,000
2010 Healing Hearts Animal Rescue $1,400
2012 Phoenix Dream Center Foster Care Program $15,000
2013 Phoenix Dream Center Foster Care Program $22,000
2014 Phoenix Dream Center Teen Center Room
2015 Phoenix Dream Center Buys 3 Mini Vans
Owner's of Twisted Tree Farm stables
Taylor grew up in a family of equestrians with a horse trainer as her mother. She started riding at the age of 7 and quickly scaled the ranks of the Arabian circuit winning many national championships in hunters, jumpers, equitation, and dressage. As a junior rider Taylor won the Arabian Horse Association High Point Junior Rider title while also competing in the open circuit with wins in the 3’6” equitation, hunters, and jumpers. While perusing her degree in Psychology at Arizona State, Taylor rode with Janet and competed across the West Coast and Canada in the jumper divisions up to 1.35m Taylor is excited to work with Janet and continue working towards her goals of riding internationally at the Grand Prix level.
Ani started training and coaching at Twisted Tree Farm 3 years ago in 2019. In addition to riding, coaching, and showing, Ani has assisted Janet in conducting countless sessions of kid’s horsemanship camps in the winter and summer. Ani is an extremely enthusiastic coach and a dedicated rider- her students always leave the ring with a smile! She enjoys helping riders conquer their goals as well as passing extensive horsemanship knowledge onto her students. During Ani’s time working at Twisted Tree Farm, she has ridden horses that have gone on to win and excel at horse shows, as well as qualify for pony finals. Some of her riders have finished first place at their first ever horse shows and continue to advance in their riding and horsemanship skills. Ani wishes to carry on with producing next level riders, as she too gets closer to her goal of showing internationally.
Ali Stephens – part time trainer here at TTF.
An Arizona native, Ali, grew up on the back of a horse. On a small ranch in Cave Creek, her family raised horses and cattle. Ali attended Etoile International Equestrian Academy in Germany, one of the most prestigious riding schools in Europe. She has trained with, worked for and alongside, some of the most accomplished equestrians in the world.
Competing in the equestrian sport since 1998, Ali began her national show career at the age of 13. She continued competing as an advanced young rider placing in the top every year. Starting to compete internationally at 16, her professional career began at the age of 18. Ali has successfully competed in many equestrian disciplines including dressage, show jumping, hunter over fences, hunter flat classes, equitation, halter, showmanship as well as western disciplines. She has won numerous championships in multiple arenas, including FEI level classes and titles. Ali has achieved her Silver Medal and Gold Medal in Dressage.