The Reining at The AQHA World Championship Show in OKC was as exciting as ever! Matt made it through the prelims of the Senior with both horses, winning the trophy, buckle, AND Reserve Championship honors in the Level 2 on Gotta Trigger Man (owned by Marybeth and Tim Ruckman). After a Very tightly judged finals, Wimps Cool Breeze (owned by Janice Dickson) brought home a Top 5 finish by landing in a tie for third.
“I’m very proud of both my horses tonight! They’ve both had a long show season, but still come to work with a willing attitude,” said Matt.
“‘Stoney’ was solid throughout the entire pattern. If it wasn’t for hitting bad ground on our last stop he probably walks away 1st. “Hitman” showed how much heart he has by getting through the pattern. He sustained a minor injury in warm-up but never took a lame step. When I finished the run I knew it had to be bothering him because his actions are usually as predictable as the time. He will get some well deserved rest and be back in action next year!”