Ann grew up in Bellingham, Washington on her parents farm. Her father has been a farrier for 25 years and her mom has been involved with horses since she was a child. Ann has been riding horses since before she can remember. She competed through her young life in many different events from Western and English pleasure to reining and barrel racing and learned how to start colts at the age of 14.

After high school, Ann moved to Orange County where she continued learning and gaining knowledge in horsemanship.

 Ann started working at the Anaheim Hills Saddle Club in 2009 teaching western and therapeutic lessons (she became PATH Int'l Certified) and training horses. During that time she was also going to school for business and studying under reining and cow horse trainers in the area. She also competed and coached students in ranch sorting, gymkhana and western performance.

 Ann's husband Matt received a job in Napa, Ca in 2015 and so the team has moved north. . Ann started working for a leading reining trainer in the area while also teaching lessons on the side. In February 2016, they welcomed their first baby girl Aria Joyce Simon into the world!

In edition to running Simon Horsemanship, Ann continues to work with top trainers in the industry.  Her focus is in horsemanship, reining, cow horse and furthering her knowledge of horses, horse training and teaching others.