June 3rd & 4th Entwistle AB
Nicole Carswell Tolle & Laurie Toone
Please bring the bit you show in and ride in as well as a snaffle bit Thank you.
Nicole Carswell Tolle has been a professional in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for 27 years, and has trained numerous International and World Champions. She currently resides in Fountain, Colorado with her husband Tracy, where they farm 900 acres of hay and raise Tennessee Walking Horses.
Nicole has held many positions within the Tennessee Walking Horse world; She has been a professional trainer and instructor for her entire career. She was instructor for judging programs for NHSC and SHOW and created the original Equitation Certification Test; She has judged several of the industries top show events; and her most proud moment was serving as National Clinician for TWHBEA on the WALK THIS WAY, NICOLE CARSWELL TOUR traveling the US and several foreign countries with educational and breed information clinics. Nicole co-created the TWHBEA CRI Program, Academy Program, Equitation Challenge; as a staff member at TWHBEA , she was instrumental in creating the International Committee and International Rulebook; she served as judge for two European Championships in Germany, and later show manager of two European Championships also held in Germany. Nicole has also been an Equine Care Ambassador for the Oster Company.
Currently Nicole is still traveling within the US and Europe for horsemanship and training camps. She is focusing on development of colts within her own herd production and beginning work on building an education/show circuit in Colorado.
Nicole’s passion is training the Tennessee Walking Horse and teaching the art of riding and how rider effectiveness applies to horse training. She is a strong advocate for youth as they are the foundation of tomorrow. She also strongly encourages adult riders to achieve their greatest potential regardless of age.
Nicole is the Author of A Matter Of Pride, Horsemanship for Riders of Tennessee Walking Horses, has produced videos; Equitation and Show Ring Presentation, and Teaching Your Horse To Park. In 2013 she and friend Denise Bader-Keyser in Germany founded WALK N STYLE LLC, a company which is currently celebrating the new release of their Tennessee Walking Horse Equipment line which will be on site at all 2017 events for everyone to try!
Laurie Toone of Circle T Stables, has been a licensed professional Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer for over 24 years. Circle T Stables is currently located in Athens, Alabama just a short drive from Shelbyville, Tennessee, the heart land of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Circle T Stables is a premier 47 stall facility that is home to many World Champions, and World Grand Champions.
Laurie first began her equine knowledge on her family’s ranch located on 1,000 beautiful acres nestled in the heart of Spangle, Washington. She started showing horses in 1974 and has not stopped since. Laurie began training for the public at the young age of 14, only to develop herself into the successful trainer she is today. Laurie has always trained Flat Shod Pleasure and Versatility horses, focusing on the performance that she and her equine teammates will excel in, in order to reach the highest potential that each horse she works with can achieve.
Laurie has been licensed with the Walking Horse Trainers Association since 1993 and to date has earned OVER, 250 World Champion and World Grand Championship titles, as well as 4 supreme Versatility Championship titles with 75 different horses. Laurie’s first World Championship title was in 1994 on a horse named, “Sonic Boom”. Her first World Grand Championship title would follow a few short years later in 1998 with a horse named, “A Common Denominator”. Many pleasure horse enthusiasts may recognize her through other horses as well, such as the Multi Titled, Line Item Veto, Double Shot of Cash, and our current Amateur Trail Pleasure World Grand Champion, Cazadores, just to name a few.
Laurie, being a mother of two, a son and a daughter, who both share Laurie’s love and passion of the Tennessee Walking Horse, finds time in her busy schedule to mentor young trainers willing to absorb her experience; helping them with technique and training skills to become stronger and more knowledgeable in their trade . Laurie is often found educating young riders of proper horsemanship and training that will allow them the tools for success in their years to come. Laurie hopes to provide the tools to anyone wishing to grow their relationship between themselves and their equine partners. It is Laurie’s hope that everyone she gets the opportunity to meet and mentor to can walk away with new knowledge that may allow new opportunities for horse and rider to follow their dreams and reach their goals, as she once was given.