A native of Baldwin, Wisconsin, Jerry Erickson is a professional horse trainer and judge with over four decades of experience. His passion for horses started around the age of ten. At this point in his childhood, Jerry got involved with 4-H and the local saddle club, the St. Croix Riders. His passion for horses continued to grow, despite the fact that he was the only member of his family who had a love of horses in his blood. Jerry has shown over twenty Congress Champions, eight AQHA World Champions, and twelve AQHA Reserve World Champions. He has worked with many greats, such as Just Plain Mac, Avenging Devil, Ruler I Am, Real Time Minute, Sonny’s Hot Jazz, Tel Ima Eagle, and Lucca Brassi. For the past twenty years, Jerry’s focus has been zeroed in on AQHA hunter under-saddle horses and over-fence events. He has been an AQHA judge for over thirty years, and he has judged numerous prestigious shows including the Congress, AQHA World Show, and the AQHYA World Championship Show. Jerry relocated from Wisconsin to Texas over thirty years ago, and he now calls Whitesboro, Texas his home.