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Cactus Reining Classic qualifiers for the 2021 Million Dollar Invitational at The Run For A Million horse show. • Photo by Waltenberry.

RESULTS: 2021 The Run For A Million Open Qualifier

The Run For A Million Open qualifier was held on conjunction with the Level 4 Open Derby at the 2021 Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The top ten riders in the event, held Saturday, March 20, are eligible to ride in the Million Dollar Invitational at the 2021 The Run For A Million horse show in Las Vegas, Nevada. They will join five other riders who previously qualified for the event: Dany Tremblay, Jason Vanlandingham, Cade McCutcheon, Andrea Fappani and Matt Mills.

Riders can pick any horse they want for the Million Dollar Invitational. They do not have to ride the horse they qualified on.

The Run For A Million Open Qualifier Results

THE RUN FOR A MILLION OPEN QUALIFIER – 68 E. – $10,000 Add. – $42,513.74 TP
Horse / Rider / Owner / Score / Final $$ / Total $$
1) SPOOKS GOTTA SPARK (13S) / Shawn W Flarida / Kevin K Traux, 228.5, $9,778.16;  (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Dolittle Lena x Shining Spark); 2) AMERICASNEXTTOPGUN (16S) / Casey L Deary / Puno Perf Horses Llc, 227, $5,207.93; (Walla Walla Whiz x Americasnextgunmodel x Colonels Smoking Gun);2) GUNNA STOP (15S) / Jordan (Kole) Price / Alexandria Gokey, 227, $5,207.93; (Gunnatrashya x Stop Little Sister x Magnum Chic Dream); 4) PATRIOT / Nathan T Piper / Shannon E & Hershel Reid, 226.5, $3,826.24; 5) SPOOKS GRAND SLAM / Martin Muehlstaetter / Martin & Kim Muehlstaetter, 225, $3,401.10; 6) GUNNASTEPYA / Gina Maria Schumacher / Xcs Ranch Llc, 224, $2,550.82; 6) GUNNERS ROCKSTAR / Tom McCutcheon / White River Ag Prdcts Inc, 224, $2,550.82; 6) MS DREAMY / Arno Honstetter / Frederick R Christen, 224, $2,550.82; 9) MR ROYAL HOLLYWOOD / Brian Bell / George R & Carol E Bell, 223, $1,487.98; 9) SETTING OFF TO TOWN / Craig C Schmersal / Taylor Sheridan, 223, $1,487.98; 9) SPECIAL MADE WHISKEY / Arno Honstetter / Gordon P Robinson, 223, $1,487.98; 12) GUNNATRASHTHEPLACE / Matthew Noel Palmer / Levine Equine Enterprises, 222.5, $850.28; 12) JLOSA / Mandy McQuay McCutcheon / Tom & Mandy McCutcheon, 222.5, $850.28; 12) LENAS SHINING GUN / Gabriel Bittar Borges / Jackie T Redish, 222.5, $850.28; 15) JERSEYS BABY DRIVER / Trevor Elliot Dare / Janice Laney, 222, $212.57; 15) PALE DUN STAR (PT) / Craig C Schmersal / Hickory Creek Ranch Llc, 222, $212.57;