October 3 Award Winner
Rider Erica Letherer began riding again in her 30s after showing as a youth and is now accomplishing things with her trainer, Trevor Walton that she didn’t believe possible. “I am not only growing and advancing as a rider but also a true horsewoman,” Erica said. “Trevor has a unique ability to know just how hard to push a rider, when to step in and when to let the rider struggle through.”
For Erica, she believes Trevor is patient, yet tells it like it is. “I have grown by leaps and bounds as a rider,” she remarked. Erica said that Trevor is a fantastic trainer who works hard for both the horse and rider.
A unique memory for Erica was the 2019 All American Quarter Horse Congress. “My very first Congress. I had been dreaming of showing there for 23 years, since the very first time I attended.” Erica’s 10-year-old daughter also showed at Congress last year, and trainer Trevor Walton showed Erica’s horse to a Top 10 finish.