Hillary SimpsonHillary Simpson

is a highly driven competitor and business owner with demonstrated ability to provide the planning necessary to produce successful horses and riders bringing clients to the next level of competitive performance.  She has exceptional talent for establishing and nurturing strategic client relationships and conceiving, planning, and coordinating targeted programs to maximize horse and rider development.  Hillary excels in training both junior and adult riders working towards developing potential talents.  Hillary utilizes her experience to plan and manage a wide range of both short- and long-term projects — from rider development and show schedule coordination to development of specific goals for riders, young horses as well as her own high performance string.

William Simpson

is a team-oriented business leader with demonstrated ability to provide the strategic business planning and relationship management necessary to move both companies & organizations.  With a unique focus on relationship management William brings business development intelligence and evidence based management skills to Palmyra Enterprises, LLC.   As a former Amateur/Owner rider William also takes pleasure in helping and supporting Hillary with both ridding and training duties.


Christina Schlusemeyer

Has been a life member of the USEF since 1960.  With her Big “R” judge’s credentials in the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation divisions she maintains an active judging schedule that takes her all over the country.  Christina owns and operates Quite Hill Farm and as trainer and owner has won numerous major equitation championships including the ASPCA Maclay finals four times, the USEF Talent Search Finals three times, and the USEF Medal Finals twice.  In addition, winning over 125 national championships in the hunter and jumper divisions.

Christina is an active Board member of several State organizations and is currently serving on the National Junior Hunter Committee, as well as USHJA task forces and various other committees such as the Hunt Seat Equitation and Pony Hunter Committees.

Christina is a valued team member of Palmyra, her unique knowledge helps guide our mission and her support offers the opportunities needed for success.

Arkansas and the Palmyra Partners, LLC Family.  Pictured starting from the far left, Arkansas, Hillary Simpson, Taylor Kogen, Alexander Kogen, Maria Kogen and Robert Kogen.  



a trusted friend and advisor.


Betsy Simpson

Betsy was our director of entertainment, travel and family services.  She was a wonderful supporter of Palmyra’s and member of the team.  We can not thank her enough for all the support, love and effort she provided.  We will miss MB always and remember her engaging personality and infectious laugh, her love was never ending and her ability to protect those she loved was ever reaching.  She was our best friend and loving mother we will always remember what she taught us:

To love the people close to you, never let them go, tell them you love them, laugh together, and live together as its the only place you will find true happiness.


Elizabeth Morehouse Simpson, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin, aunt, great aunt, and friend to so many died Monday March 17 after an intense bout with cancer that was undetected until nine days before her death.

Betsy was born in Lake Forest in 1946 to Louise and Dutton Morehouse and she was the apple of her father’s eye. Betsy attended the Day School, Oldfields, Parsons College, and made her debut with the Passevant Cotillion.  As the sister to two older brothers, Dutton Jr. and Sandy, Betsy grew up being bullied, teased and adored by both.  In 1968, Betsy married James Simpson (Jimmy) and they settled in Lake Forest, IL, where they raised two sons, James Simpson IV (Bo) and William.  In 1991 the family moved to Southern Pines, NC, where Jimmy pursued his interest in horses and carriage driving.  In 1997 Jimmy died in a tragic carriage accident.  Betsy carried on sharing the farm with her younger son William and, after their marriage in 2002, William’s wife Hillary.  Her older son Bo married Claire in 2004 and moved to Lake Forest in 2009.  William and Hillary were Betsy’s soul mates and companions on the farm in Southern Pines and in her life until her death.

Betsy had an engaging personality and infectious sense of humor. Her innate grace and kindness drew people to her and she was dedicated to making friends and family feel valued and cared for. She was tremendously full of life and had a strong personality, which she shared with those she loved. In addition to her many friends in Lake Forest and Southern Pines, she had a host of friends from her frequent visits to the family farm in Georgia.   Betsy was the cheerful, entertaining, and engaging aunt and great aunt that kids of all ages wish for.  Her nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews were devoted to her. All who knew her, family and friends, will remember and miss her smiles, laughter and love.

In lieu of flowers we ask that donations be made in the memory of Elizabeth Morehouse Simpson to the Atlanta Charity Clays, Inc.  Post Office Box 52686 Atlanta, GA 30355 (www.atlantacharityclays.org).  Betsy spent 23 years volunteering with Atlanta Charity Clays, making wonderful friendships and sharing the magnificence of Burge with family and friends.

Featured Horses

"Denis" is a 9yr. old TB gelding. See him in his first ever Grand Prix and Grand Prix win at the Jump for the Children Horse Show.