Nicole Poret's Bio
Nicole Poret began her horsemanship training as an eight year old in Northwest Florida. A few years later her father, a military officer, was transferred to the Northeast. It was here at age 11 that she was introduced to the English discipline and found her niche. When her father retired from the Air Force, her family moved to Baton Rouge, as both her parents were from Louisiana.
She dedicated herself to Hunter/Jumpers at age 14 and for the next decade rode with and worked for Ravenwood Stables. Always curious, she began to explore other areas. She worked for a renowned cutting horse trainer, taught english, western and basic horsemanship lessons, and exercised thoroughbred race horses for several years.
In 2002, after getting a bachelor’s degree in biology, she began working for the Ramsay’s. It was then when she was introduced to eventing and classical horsemanship. She left for a short time to pursue a Master’s degree in biology, all the while continuing her education and training in horsemanship. After working for the Federal Government in the biological capacity of post Katrina efforts, she has returned to horses full-time.
Nicole is a natural talented rider that gets along well with a variety of equine types. She is a hardworking student of classical horsemanship and is eager to pass along her growing depth of knowledge.
Nicole’s most recent accomplishments were to finish in the top at each Horse Trial this Spring. She has taken on eventing like a true hero. She also championed in the jumper ring between horse trials. Nicole has proven to us all that she is capable of getting in there and getting things done with an attitude that cannot be beat.
Pictured right: Nicole riding Prairie Boss
" Nicole's Nook"
Pharview Stables is an eco-friendly stable. The beautiful grounds encompass several habitats suitable for all kinds of Louisiana wildlife. We have a large wetland that is home to many wading birds and migratory water fowl. There are acres and acres of old bottomland hardwood riparian forest that extend up to 100 feet from Bayou Bourbeau. The oak dominated forest lands provide habitat for Louisiana mammals and birds such as squirrels, raccoons, possums, deer, woodpeckers and migratory birds. The forests surround big open fields creating ideal edge habitat for raptors such as Red-Tailed Hawks and Mississippi Kites, as well.
We are also proud to have started a recycling program that the whole team participates in. We collect cardboard, glass, aluminum and plastic and every container we recycle is one less container going into a Louisiana landfill.