Matt started riding, like many, through 4H. He kept his first horse, Charlie, at his aunt and uncle's farm, and helped them move cattle on horseback, attended open shows in the area, and went to various local clinics. As his interest grew, he began taking lessons from various instructors, before starting to ride with Joey Jorgenson and Guy Robertson. Since then, Matt has ridden with many different trainers in the reining industry, from local to world renowned. He has learned that a person can learn something from anyone, no matter what level they may be at, or what they show in. Through the years, riding countless different horses and showing in several disciplines, Matt has found that each horse is an individual and that they all learn through confidence building. Matt shows reining horses, and has found much success doing so. He has trained pleasure horses and fit halter horses, and found success in the show ring in those classes as well.
Matt’s accomplishments include:
• NRHA money-earner of over $12,000
• Multiple Morrison and Lawson Bronze Trophy Winner
• Multiple Futurity Champions
• Multiple Derby Champions
• Multiple Class Wins
• AQHYA World Show Finalist
• ApHC World Show top 5
• Several Canadian National Champion and Reserve Championships
Matt offers training and lessons. Please contact for more specific info, then what is below.
• $650.00 a month board/training
• $30 per lesson, on one of our horses, or yours, at our facility.
• Show expenses can be given upon request to those wishing to have their horse shown.
Copyright 2003-2015 Vatnsdal Stables - All rights reserved • Web Site by Mustang Ink. All images displayed on this web site are property of Vatnsdal Stables, or have been used with the rightful owner's permission. Use of any content found on this web site requires permission by Vatnsdal Stables.