Erika Cooper, FEI Trainer and Competitor, grew up riding on the East Coast. At a young age she had a talent for training thoroughbreds off the track to be successful in the hunter and jumper arenas. She won numerous local and national circuit championships as a young rider.
In the summer of 2013 Erika and her long time partner, Nelson T, traveled to Canada to compete in World Cup qualifiers. Newer to this echelon of competition, Erika and Nelson broadened their experience as well as her level of drive and determination. They have several top placings in regional and national level Grand Prix classes. Erika's specialty is starting young horses and being the first one in the saddle when they are ready. She has the patience, talent and timing that can maximize the potential of any horse; whether they are destined for the show ring, need to be prepped for sale purposes, or for pleasure.