The Tulsa Reining Classic is committed to providing a quality experience for attendees and in 2015 an enhanced focus on youth and youth activities has become a priority. Thanks to sponsorship from Cinder Lakes Ranch, educational opportunities will abound during the show that takes place August 31-September 6.
Highlighting the numerous youth opportunities are instructional hands-on clinics for two age divisions set for Saturday, September 5. Gunny Mathison will work with youth up to 18 years of age and Matt Mills will be teaching the younger set.
Justin ” Gunny” Mathison began training Reining Horses professionally in 2002 as an assistant trainer for NRHA Million Dollar Rider Tom McCutcheon. He gained valuable experience in many aspects of the Equine industry while working for Tom and in 2008 started his own training operation now located at Cinder Lakes Ranch in Valley View, Texas.
Over the years Gunny has trained and shown many outstanding horses. With over $640,000 in National Reining Horse Association earnings, Gunny has been a finalist at every major NRHA event multiple times and earned championships in both the American Quarter Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association. He currently coaches a limited number of Non Pros. To learn more about Gunny visit him on FaceBook and on his web site at mathisonreining.com
Matt Mills, of Cave Creek, Arizona, enjoyed a successful career as a youth showing western pleasure, horsemanship and trail horses. In 1996 he switched reining exclusively and is consistently ranked as a National Reining Horse Association Top Twenty Professional.
In 2006 Matt was a member of Team USA that earned Gold at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany. He brings his expertise and show experience to helping Non Pros and youth riders and is well-known for his professionalism, showmanship, and charismatic personality in his clinics across the US, Europe and Mexico. He has also launched a video series designed for riders of any discipline. The videos help riders who do their own training at home as well as advanced level riders looking to fine-tune their show horses. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.mattmillsreining.com.
For information on the Tulsa Reining Classic, visit tulsareining.com or to find a form to sign up for the clinic, click on http://www.tulsareining.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/TRC-Youth-Horsemanship-Clinic-and-Class-2015.pdf.