Erica graduated as valedictorian from Hanford High School in June and will be attending California Polytechnic State University of San Luis Obispo to study Biomedical Engineering. During her five years showing horses, Erica has been active in many different levels of the horse community: 4-H, Washington State High School Equestrian Team (WAHSET), Open Shows, and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), to name a few. In the 2019 Fair, Erica qualified as one of the Top 5 in the Senior Division with her horse Smarty and went on to earn two bronze medals at the State Fair. In the virtual 2020 Fair, she earned two Grand Champion titles with her horse Chilly. The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo has been the highlight of her summers, and is always the end-of-season celebration for all of the hard work invested in the showing season.