Philip,

My name is Christy Warren and I live in Bauxite, Arkansas.  My family and I would like to extend our thoughts to you at this difficult time.  Elmer came to Arkansas and did a class and my husband and son attended it.  They adored him and have talked of him everyday since they met him.  It means a lot to me that he was such a great rider and competitor obviously well on his way to the top and took time out of his training to help some amateurs learn more about riding.  He took special time with my son Justin who is 11 and was the only kid at the class and that really means a lot.  Elmer really motivated Justin to train hard and have fun too!  He just started riding in December of 2005 and he has already accomplished so much.  He started racing in the middle of the series and he ended up placing fourth overall in his class.  Justin and my husband Scott proudly hung their posters Elmer autographed for them and they are now even more precious to them than ever.  He will forever be an influence in their riding and life.  It's not every day that you get to meet someone who is as nice, special as well as talented as Elmer and I just wanted to let you know that he will be missed here by many.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time and we will continue to remember you for many days to come.

Sincerely,
Christy Warren