THE RUN FOR A MILLION is the richest event in the history of Reining and introduces millions of viewers to the sport of Reining.
The event will be hosted by the prestigious South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 16 – 19, 2023. Sixteen riders, including some of the most accomplished NRHA Professionals in the history of Reining, will compete for a purse of $1,000,000. In addition to the MILLION DOLLAR Competition, there is the $200,000 Cow Horse Challenge, $150,000 Added Open Shoot Out, $50,000 Bull Fighters Only Fight For Fifty, Cowboy Invitational presented by XIT Ranch, $50,000 Non Pro Championship and Bloomer Rookie Championship.
The goal in creating and producing THE RUN FOR A MILLION, presented by Teton Ridge, is to introduce new people to the world of western performance horses while supporting all of those who have made Reining our life’s passion. It is also intended to offer a platform for the products horsemen and horsewomen depend on that is unprecedented in its reach and value.
Academy-Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of HELL OR HIGH WATER and SICARIO, WRITER/DIRECTOR of WIND RIVER and co-creator of YELLOWSTONE, wanted to design a venue that showcased the talent of both horse and rider in one of the most demanding equine sports in existence: Reining. Sheridan has partnered with Amanda Brumley, Brumley Management Group producer of three National Reining Horse Association leading events world-wide, to create and produce this one of a kind event.