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Palmer Performance Horses
Palmer Performance Horses is a 25 acre Breeding and Training Facility specializing in reining horses. Palmer Performance Horses is located convenient to Exit 298 of the PA Turnpike, in the rolling farmland of northwestern Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Matthew Palmer’s involvement with horses and the show ring started at a very young age. Matthew received his first pony on his first birthday and actually entered the show ring just shy of his 2nd birthday in the lead line division. When Matthew was 4 years old he graduated from ponies to American Quarter Horses and showed at the prestigious All American Quarter Horse Congress. Palmer enjoyed the reining event in particular and started participating in NRHA events at 9 years of age, acquiring an impressive 882 youth points during his youth competitions.
While horses were always important in Palmer’s early years, he also pursued other athletics in high school. He was honored when he was named MVP on the basketball team and when he was named to the State Baseball All Star team. But horses remained his passion and he brought home numerous trophies and titles proving that when it came to riding and showing horses Matthew had a special talent.
2009 was a good year for Palmer and Whale Of A Whiz, as this team won numerous aged event titles.
In 2010 Whale Of A Whiz turned 7 and Palmer looked to qualifying him for the WEG. Palmer and Whale Of A Whiz recently marked a 224 to win the CRI-2*/USEF during the 2010 NRBC adding two gold medals to his already prestigious list of wins.
Palmer is the youngest member of the team and has $137,686 in NRHA earnings. Matthew has multiple championships to his name, including two NRHA World Championships, the Carolina Classic Open Derby Championship and the Don Burt award during the 2010 Battle In The Saddle.
Palmer began his professional reining career after college and currently trains at his family’s facility in Pennsylvania.