About Us

Schultzi and Kari at Basingstoke, FL, Intermediate, 1998.

Just So and Kari at Cameno Real 3D*, Buffalo Texas, 1999.

Kari on Vegas, Pine Top 2017

Kari Anderson Tankersley - Owner/Head Trainer

Cell phone 864-617-0918

Personal Email Kariofttf@aol.com

Kari is a graduate B Pony Clubber and earned a BS in Animal Science from Clemson University in 1987. She competed through Intermediate Level in Combined Training and has coached riders through the Preliminary Level in USEA competitions. Having started her career as a riding instructor in the early 1980’s, she has taught and trained many riders from the beginner level through competing at recognized Horse Trials and Dressage Shows. Not only having experience in Combined Training, Kari has also coached and trained horses that qualified and competed at the AQHA World Championship Horse Show in Oklahoma City, OK. Along with her coaching and training experience, Kari was active in Pony Club for many years as a District Commissioner of Anderson Foothills Pony Club, Vice-Regional Supervisor of the Carolina Region, C-3 Examiner in the Carolina Region and a horse management judge at Regional and National Rallies.

In 2000, Kari returned to Clemson University and served as the Manager of the Clemson University Equine Center until 2009 when she moved into a position in the Administrative Department for the Research Farm Services at Clemson University.

In October of 2014, Kari returned to Twin Tree Farm Full-Time.

Now, back in the saddle @ TTF, Kari is happy the Riding School of TTF which was well known the 1980’s and 90’s has returned full force. There are several young riders who are the children of original riders from the old Riding School.

Kari is enjoying all the riders, young and old, who are currently in the riding school. There is an eclectic group ranging from Beginners of all ages to Competitive riders and Adult Amateurs having fun.

Kari is now experiencing her goal for the Barn @ Twin Tree Farm

It is now a place where Children, Adults and

Especially Horses, have Fun and Safe riding experiences.

Kari and Over the Moon (Vegas), July 2017

Farm Manager & Senior Instructor -

Melissa Betz

Phone 864-710-2317

Melissa and Chess

Melissa is the Barn Manager and one of the Instructors at TTF. Teaching both children and adults of all levels for over 15 years, Melissa has the training and experience to build all of her students' confidence while improving their riding skills. Having grown up in the Twin Tree Farm program she is very dedicated to the ideals of the farm:

Safety, Fun and Horsemanship!


    • B.S. from Clemson University in Animal Science with Equine Business

    • Graduate C3 Pony Clubber

    • Evented through Preliminary

    • Worked at Diamond F Farm, working with foals, weanlings, and yearlings.

    • Was an Associate at the Cliffs Equestrian Center in Upstate SC for several years.

    • Has specialized in starting young riders and beginning adults at Twin Tree, giving over 100 students their start in the saddle

    • Has been at Twin Tree Farm since 1987

Ken "Chip" Tankersley

BEST & Most Valuable Husband

Voted on by all the TTF Friends and Family

Ken "Chip" Tankersley is Kari's husband and the "Dad" of the farm. He is always willing to help with anything that needs done. Almost every weekend, you'll find Ken working around the farm, whether emptying the manure pit, installing an awesome new electronic, or cleaning around the barn. He is definitely the "glue" that holds the farm family together. We appreciate him so much!!

Pete "The Donkey"

excellent alarm system