Palmer began his professional reining career after college and currently trains at his family’s facility in Pennsylvania.
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.
Career Highlights Include:
- Two World Titles
- World Games Gold Medal Winning Team USA - 2010 Alternate
- 2011 FEI Rolex Reserve Championship Team
- 2011 Saddlesmith Series
- All American Quarter Horse Congress
- National Reining Horse Association Derby
- NRHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion (Ancillary)
- Carolina Classic Derby Championship (Open and Intermediate)
- NRBC – FEI Gold