The goal of THE LAST COWBOY and RUN FOR A MILLION is to celebrate and grow the sport of reining. The inaugural RUN FOR A MILLION generated an excitement that spread beyond the world of reining to all western performance horse disciplines — it could be felt at cutting events, cow horse events, and even in the world of rodeo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible to produce and film THE LAST COWBOY or THE RUN FOR A MILLION in August. We have made the difficult decision to postpone the event until it can be produced with the same energy and excitement we experienced at the inaugural event.
All competitors who have qualified for the RM in the Rookie, Non Pro, and last year’s open shoot out are still qualified for the event once a date is secured. Those who have paid entry fees but not yet competed for the qualifier may either allow that entry fee to carry over or they may have their entry fee refunded and re-enter once a date and schedule is released.
Vendors who have sent deposits will be refunded.
THE RUN FOR A MILLION is the richest event in the history of Reining. The event returns to the prestigious South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 28 – August 1, 2020.
Academy-Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of HELL OR HIGH WATER and SICARIO, WRITER/DIRECTOR of WIND RIVER, co-creator of YELLOWSTONE and THE LAST COWBOY, designed a venue to showcase the talent of both horse and rider in some of the most demanding western equine sports in existence.
New for 2020, is the $100,000 Open Bridle Shoot Out presented by DT Horses. An elite group of the best National Reining Cow Horse (NRCHA) riders are being invited to enter this exciting competition. 100% of the entry fees obtained will be added back into the payout purse. Entry fee is $2000 plus a $500 cattle fee.
The goal in creating and producing THE RUN FOR A MILLION is to introduce new people to the world of western performance horses while supporting all of those who have made it their life’s passion.