The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) will partner with The Run For A Million again in 2023 with an expanded slate of cow horse competitions. The Run For A Million returns to the South Point Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas August 16-19.
“NRCHA is excited to partner with The Run For A Million for the third year in a row. This event has truly brought light to the horse industry as a whole and we are so grateful that they include the cow horse family in their vision,” Emily Konkel, operations manager, said. “The collaboration between The Run For A Million and NRCHA has brought on some exciting new classes for this monumental event. We look forward to being a part of the 2023 event.”
New for 2023, the NRCHA will host three qualifiers, each of which will take five qualified riders. The first qualifier will be held at Stallion Stakes in Las Vegas, March 23 – April 1, followed by the Western Derby in Scottsdale, Arizona, May 31- June 10, and Hackamore Classic in Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 24 – 30. The Run For A Million event will also host the first Youth Cow Horse Challenge. This youth event will invite the nine finalists from the 2023 World’s Greatest Youth Horseman presented by MARS EQUESTRIAN™ to compete in Las Vegas in August.
“The goal of this event is to showcase the western lifestyle and its traditions. The reined cow horse addition in 2021 brought us closer to achieving this goal. This year we are very excited to expand our partnership with NRCHA to include the Youth Cow Horse Championship. Youth riders are the future of our sport. We are so grateful to be able to showcase them at this event.” Amanda Brumley, Vice President and Producer of The Run For A Million.
Returning this year is the Cowboy Class Invitational presented by XIT Ranch, featuring 10 working cowboys from 10 historical ranches competing in the rein work, cow work, and roping.
Full event information regarding The Run For A Million, including room reservations and ticket sales, can be found online at trfam.com.