Fast becoming one of the top outriders, Nolan won the first major event of his career in 2022 at the Ponoka Stampede outriding for Ross Knight, and rode the championship final heat at the Century Downs Racetrack and Casino “WINNER’S ZONE” Championship for Kris Molle. At year’s end he received the Rod Glass Memorial Award for being the WPCA Most Improved Outrider. , to go with the WPCA Top Rookie Outrider buckle he won in 2021.
He made his debut ride behind Dustin Gorst’s wagon at the 2021 Dewberry World Chuckwagon Races, and won his first show championship later that year behind Chance Bensmiller at the Strathmore Stampede.
Nolan got his start in chuckwagon racing after becoming acquainted with some of the drivers at the Calgary Stampede where he was showing Draft Horses. He started working for Logan Gorst in 2018 and was part of Logan’s Calgary Stampede championship outfit in 2019. He started riding outriding horses for the Gorsts and was sanctioned to outride at the end the 2019 season.
Nolan is a graduate of the Oklahoma State Horseshoeing School and works as a farrier, a welder, and a pen rider at a feedlot when not competing on the WPCA Pro Tour. A former competitive mixed pairs figure skater, Nolan was given the opportunity to skate professionally for Disney on Ice which he ultimately declined. He enjoys hiking in the mountains, travelling, team roping, and training horses in the off season.
A native of Kennedy, Saskatchewan, Nolan is single and now makes his home in Calgary, Alberta.