The Run For A Million is the richest reining event in history, and it once again proved to be a major draw-in for fans and competitors alike. The event was held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it attracted a record crowd for its fourth annual event.
After the busy move-in day, the action started with the non-professional reining events, the Bloomer Trailers Rookie Championship and Non Pro Championship. The competition didn’t stop at the sport of reining; This event also featured a number of other events, including the $200,000 Cow Horse Challenge, the $150,000 Added Open Shootout, and the Bull Fighters Only Fight For $50,000.
Friday was a busy day for the Kimes Ranch team of professionals, as the Open Shootout presented excellence with the newest member of the KRJ Team, Luca Fappani, making the Top 10 atop Dream On Whiz. Matt Mills had a stellar run for an 11th place finish with a big score on Guns And Dynamite. Martin Muehlstaetter and Trevor Dare both had Top 20 runs. In the Cow Horse Challenge on Friday night, KRJ Family members surely showed off. Clayton Edsall made the Top 5 aboard Bet He Sparks, while the power couple, Chris and Sarah Dawson, tied each other with a pair of pretty rides.
A fierce performance of 16 of the top reiners in the world ended the event on Saturday night in the Run For A Million Competition. It was apparent from start to finish that everyone who made it was in it to win it. Two Kimes endorsees dominated in the Million Dollar event, as Muehlstaetter finished Top 5 on Sassy Son Ofa Gun, and Dare rode Jersey’s Baby Driver to a strong 11th place finish.
The Run For A Million is a celebration of the performance horse, and it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the athletes who compete in it. It is a victory to make it to such an event, and the success of our KRJ Family members is a reminder that anything is possible, and it is an inspiration to riders of all levels.
About Kimes Ranch
Founded in 2009, Kimes Ranch was created to fill a void in the marketplace. With a multi-generational background in the Western industry, Matt and Amanda Kimes’ desire was to create a company that produced great fitting, long lasting jeans. Combining the elements of classic Western style with forward thinking fashion, Kimes Ranch has expanded over the years to offer a full line of apparel and caps to complement their jeans and has been featured in magazines including American Cowboy, Horse & Rider, Cowboys and Indians and Chrome Magazine. Staying true to western roots, the jeans have been showcased on television shows such as Heartland, an Alberta based television show that has been running for 14 years and the hit Emmy nominated television series, Yellowstone, created and directed by Taylor Sheridan.
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