First time World Show attendee Nicollette Poole went all in when it came to showing horses.
“Being new to showing and not having a trainer to guide us, I feel like we have jumped in head first. We have gone from two trail horses to a combination of show horses and broodmares in a short time, which I feel like is crazy even for ‘crazy horse people,’ ” she laughed. “We have made our way to the World Show, which is something I had only dreamed of until we entered this year.”
Now, her dream’s come true with a 2022 sorrel overo filly named The Finest Verse, whose by The Final Verse and out of Goodyears Finest (QH). Coming all the way from Comer, Georgia, Nicollette and her husband enjoyed the road trip with their filly. In between showing at the World Show, Nicollette is soaking in the experience and looking for ways to improve her own equine education.
“I hope to learn a lot so that we can improve and come back better in the future. Since we are DIYing this and do not have a trainer, there’s just so much to learn still and so many ways to improve,” she said.
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