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Youth Spotlight: Colton Trimble




(Editor’s Note: The following Q&A took place between the Walking Horse Report’s editorial director Sadie Fowler and youth rider Colton Trimble.)

WHR: Tell us about yourself, and what the important highlights of your world are these days.

Trimble: I’m a very outgoing and friendly person. I’m talkative, love horses and am an avid Kentucky fan.

WHR: Tell me about your journey into the horse world? How did you get started?

Trimble:
I was born into the business; my dad is a horse trainer. My parents own and operate Trimble Stables. Riding has taught me that winning is not always easy.

WHR: What is it about Tennessee Walking Horses that attracts you the most?

Trimble: Their temperament and smooth ride.

WHR: Who is your favorite horse of all time? Tell me in your words what makes this horse so special?

Trimble: Blues For Santana. This is the horse I won my first performance world championship and world grand championship on.

WHR: What do you most enjoy about the show horse industry in terms of the friendships you’ve made?

Trimble: I have several new friends I have made through horse shows. I enjoy playing, watching and cheering on my friends when I’m not in the ring showing myself.

WHR: Tell me about your trainers.

Trimble:
My dad Philip Trimble is my trainer, along with Clay Sanderson, Carrie Martin and Wayne Dean.

WHR: What has been your most special moment in the show ring? 

Trimble: My spotlight ride aboard Blues For Santana.

WHR: Tell me about your world outside of horses.

Trimble:
My hobbies include playing baseball, basketball, soccer, trail riding and watching Kentucky basketball and football.

WHR: What is one new thing you’d love to learn?

Trimble: I’d like to learn to sing.

WHR: Who is someone you admire and why?

Trimble: My basketball coach, Mr. Townsend. He is a great mentor and athlete.

WHR: If you could have dinner with any famous person, who would it be and what would you have for dinner? 

Trimble: Benny Snell, Jr., the Kentucky running back.

WHR: Who is your favorite American president and why?

Trimble: Donald Trump, because he is making America great again.

WHR: What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone new to the horse industry?

Trimble: Have run showing and the color of the ribbon isn’t always what’s important. Be happy with your performance. 

WHR: What is one of your upcoming goals in regards to horses?

Trimble: Hopefully to win a world championship on some new horses and also to win another baseball state championship.
 

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