Photo courtesy of The Run For A Million.……

The Run For A Million, the richest event in the history of reining, is back for a second year!

The event will be hosted by the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from August 19 – 22, 2020.

Fifteen riders, including some of the most accomplished NRHA (National Reining Horse Association) professionals in the history of reining, will compete for a purse of $1,000,000.

In addition to the Million Dollar Invitational, there is a $100,000 Shoot Out, $50,000 Invitational Freestyle, $50,000 Non Pro Championship and Rookie Championship.

The 2019 premier event received world-wide attention in epic proportions. Fans from all over the world attended in record numbers filling seats to cheer on every rider.

A large part of the event’s success was due to the triumph of the first season of Paramount Network and Executive Producer Taylor Sheridan’s unscripted series, The Last Cowboy. The unscripted reality series spotlighted highly-skilled horsemen and the intense, high-stakes world of professional reining. The Last Cowboy season one followed the lives of eight professional trainers as they prepared to compete in the richest event in the history of reining, The Run For A Million

Sheridan set out to design a venue that showcased the talent of both horse and rider in one of the most demanding equine sports in existence – reining.

In 2019 Sheridan’s passionate efforts achieved exactly that when The Run For A Million introduced millions of viewers to the sport of reining.

Sheridan is no stranger to the horse industry and is an accomplished and successful competitive rider himself; he has received accolades from multiple equine industry leaders for his countless contributions and positive influences.

Riders can qualify for these Championships at various events across the United States and Canada from January 1 through July 31, 2020. To be invited to participate in the $50,000 Freestyle, riders must submit a video of a Reining Freestyle performance to by June 1, 2020.

2020 Million Dollar Invitation riders include:

For information regarding this event, sponsorship and advertising opportunities contact Amanda Brumley at for complete event information visit the website at

See Andrea Fappani’s bridleless freestyle run with “Custom Spook” at the 2019 The Run For A Million below: