Purdys Rebel already has lifetime earnings of over $150,000 according to EquiStat, yet the five-year-old mare had one major obstacle to overcome before setting off on a blazing trail.
When the dust settled, Schmersal had slid his way to more than three times that amount—earning the title of NRHA $5 Million Rider.
Hinton was sitting less than $15,000 away from becoming an NRHA Million Dollar Rider before this year's The Run For A Million Competition.
With $48,800 in added prize money, the Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association (CRCA) welcomed a lot of new faces to the Firecracker Futurity, Derby, Spectacular and horse show presented by Discount Tire.
Only 23, Brandon Westfall is one of the sport's newest EquiStat Elite $1 Million Riders — and recently joined the Open ranks.
With the mind of a six-year-old gelding rather than a three-year-old stallion, Inferno Thirty Five and Andrea Fappani claimed the Level 4 Open Invitational Futurity Championship with a 225 score.
CS Nifty Sailor may not have started his career until he was four-years-old, but he is well on his way to a successful career.
This new show promises to be an exhilarating experience for both participants and spectators alike. The show will feature a range of thrilling competitions, including the $1.5 Million Dollar 4-year-old Stakes with both Open and Non-pro divisions, the $100,000 open shootout, and the $50,000 non-pro shootout.
Two weeks in Las Vegas, Nevada paid off for Shane Steffen and Sprinkld ConfettiCat. The pair headed south from their home base in Oregon for The Run For A Million reined cow horse challenge early in August and weren't coming home without some hardware.
Sarah Dawson was able to capture a major title in Las Vegas last week, thanks to a lot of hard work, great herd help, and the grit of one mare.