Taylor Sheridan Debuts The Run for a Million this August in Las Vegas

Taylor Sheridan Taylor Sheridan Photo by John O'Hara
April 05, 2019

The Run for a Million will be the richest event in the history of western equine sports. Hosted by the prestigious South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the event will take place August 15–17, 2019. Twelve riders, including some of the most accomplished NRHA professionals, will compete for a purse of $1,000,000.

Academy-Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, writer of “Hell or High Water” and “Sicario,” writer/director of “Wind River” and co-creator of “Yellowstone,” wanted to design a venue that showcased the talent of both horse and rider in one of the most demanding equine sports in existence: reining. Sheridan has partnered with Amanda Brumley, Brumley Management Group—producer of three NRHA leading events worldwide—to create and produce this one-of-a-kind event.

The Run for a Million offers the unprecedented opportunity to introduce millions of viewers to the sport of reining. In addition to the main event, there will be a $100,000 Shoot Out, open to all reiners and their horses. On top of the tremendous prize money, the top five riders in the Shoot Out finals will be guaranteed a position in the 2020 Million Dollar Invitational at The Run for a Million.


Other performances will include The Run for a Million Rookie Championships, the $50,000 Non Pro Championships, and a $50,000 Invitational Freestyle. Riders can qualify for these championships at the National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas, the NRHA Derby Presented by Markel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the Reining by the Bay in Woodside, California. To be eligible for an invitation to participate in the $50,000 Freestyle, riders must submit a video of a reining freestyle performance by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The goal of creating and producing The Run for a Million is to introduce new people to the world of western performance horses while supporting all those who have made reining their life’s passion. It is also intended to offer an unprecedented platform for the products horsemen and -women depend on.


For more information regarding this event, or for sponsorship and advertising opportunities, contact Amanda Brumley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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