The Tulsa Reining Classic has grown to be a super-show of massive import. Besides the array of limited-age events, the U.S. Equestrian Reining Championships, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) South Central Affiliate Region Finals and double slate of ancillary classes, there are tremendous learning opportunities.
This year one such key event will be the Non-Pro Clinic with Matt Mills set for Sept. 1. It will present a remarkable opportunity to learn from an NRHA Professional who is a great motivator and proven trainer. Consistent NRHA Top 20 Professional Matt Mills is a multiple finalist at NRHA major events and has also been a successful non-pro and youth coach over the years.
“Matt is the consummate professional. Not only is he able to achieve success in the arena – for example, as in being part of the Gold Medal Team USA in World Equestrian Game competition – but he is also able to successfully coach and help others,” said Cheryl Cody, show manager of the Tulsa Reining Classic. “We are very happy to welcome him back as coach of the Non-Pro Clinic this year!”
“I’m excited to be selected to do the Non-Pro Clinic at the Tulsa Reining Classic,” Mills said. “I really enjoy the challenge of helping non-pro riders reach their goals, and I have coached several very successful youth and non-pro riders over my career.
“My first trainer as a youth rider emphasized the basics of good horsemanship, and I believe a good foundation is the key to a successful non-pro,” Mills continued. “I have spent considerable time developing a series of ‘real life’ training videos for all riders that emphasizes good communication and helps understand the reason behind the training. I’m really looking forward to sharing my knowledge with a great group of non-pros!”
The clinic will start at 4 p.m. in the Super Duty Arena, and admission is free.