We caught up with Tabrey Lierle, the exhibitor the Reserve Grand Champion Wether Dam and Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Doe at the 2023 Exposition for Youth of Oklahoma! Learn a little more about Tabrey below!
Hometown: Hydro, OK
What’s your Goat name? and what made him/her so special?
My does name is Jules and my wether dams name is Lav. Jules and Lav have been special since the day they were born. The way they are created is something that still amazes us, and we’re excited to see what all they go on to do. Lav is slightly higher in my eyes since she is the first bracing animal I’ve ever shown.
Throughout your show career what’s been your favorite Goat?
My favorite goat was Mae, a Halfmaan doe I showed my first year of showing that I went on to win showmanship at the Oklahoma Youth Expo with. Because of Mae, I found my spark within the livestock industry and knew that showing goats was where I belonged.
What do you tell yourself right before you go into the ring?
Whatever happens, happens. No outcome of this changes who you are.
What’s your dream college to attend?
My dream college to attend is OSU.
What’s your favorite thing to do in the barn?
My favorite thing to do in the barn is working hair.
What’s your favorite show? and why?
My favorite show is the Oklahoma Youth Expo because it’s the show where all your hard work throughout the year shows off.
How do you stay focused on reaching your goal?
By reminding myself why I do what I do and what all I want to accomplish in the future- without staying focused and working hard, your goals are just thoughts.
Who has been your biggest influence?
My biggest influence is my dad. Without my dad, none of this would have ever been possible. I have never met anyone who works harder than he does, and everyday I strive to be half the person he is.