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Invites Sent for $100,000 Open Bridle Shootout at The Run For A Million

Fifteen top cow horse riders have been invited to participate in the first-ever $100,000 Open Bridle Shootout presented by DT Horses at The Run For A Million.

Officials from The Run For A Million announced Tuesday, Feb. 11, they were inviting the top 15 riders on the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Open Eligibility list to participate in the show’s cow horse class.

The invitational class is the first time cow horse riders will be able to participate at The Run For A Million. The show was reining-only its first year, including the $1 Million Invitational; $100,000 Open Shootout; Non-Pro Championship and more. Those reining offerings will return for 2020, with the cow horse class being added to the mix.

Officials say the addition of the $100,000 Open Bridle Shootout to this year’s event, slated for July 29 to Aug. 1 at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, is a way to continue to celebrate the Western lifestyle.

If any of the top 15 riders on the NRCHA Open Eligibility list is can’t participate or choose not to enter, show organizers say they will extend an invitation out to the next-highest person on the list. Riders can bring any horse to show, and stable more than one to the South Point in case their top choice is unable to compete or they feel a substitution is in order.

The top 15 are:

  1. Justin Wright
  2. Corey Cushing
  3. Clayton Edsall
  4. Kelby Phillips
  5. Lance Johnston
  6. Zane Davis
  7. Chris Dawson
  8. Nick Dowers
  9. Matt Koch
  10. Luke Jones
  11. Sarah Dawson
  12. Jake Gorrell
  13. Boyd Rice
  14. Phillip Ralls
  15. Todd Bergen

According to the list, the three next-highest riders on the list who would be in line to receive an invitation to compete in the $100,000 Open Bridle Shootout should one of the top 15 riders not enter are:

16. John Swales

17. Shawn Hays

18. Cayley Wilson.

Click here to view other riders on the NRCHA Open Eligibility list.

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