2009 Arab Futurity and Cactus Classic

The 2009 show season is shaping up to be both a busy and successful one for Matt Mills Reining Horses.

At the Arabian/Half-Arabian Reining Futurity in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mills took two horses to the finals. He placed in the top 10 on TR Skid Mark and TR Brace For Impack, both owned by Wolf Springs Ranches Inc.

Just weeks after the Arab show wrapped up, the Cactus Classic moved into town, and once again, Mills had a successful show. He won the Open Circuit on Tivitos Shining Star, owned by RVR Performance Horses of Scottsdale, Ariz. In addition to his own success, Matt was proud to see youth rider Zach Deal win the 13 & Under Circuit on Splattered. Ashley Kelkenberg, an assistant at Matt Mills Reining Horses, was also successful at the show, placing third in the Rookie Professional class and also earning a check in the Cactus Classic Derby.

“It was a great show for our barn, and I�m really proud of everyone,” Mills said after the Cactus Classic. “This is really starting off to be a good year for us.”