The Run For A Million Qualifiers announced from the NRCHA Western Derby
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) announced the top five riders who qualified for The Run For A Million Cow Horse Event during the Kimes Ranch Western Derby qualifier.
During the Scottsdale qualifier, it took a composite score of a 442.5 to earn a qualified spot in the upcoming Run For A Million cow horse competition. Randy Paul earned his second trip to Las Vegas aboard Linda Katz’s CD Highlights. Paul and CD Highlights topped the qualifier with a 445.5.
Following the rein work on Monday, June 5, Paul and CD Highlights sat just inside the top 20 with a 219.5. Paul knew he would have to have a solid cow work to get a spot in the top 5. Marking a massive 226 on the cow, Paul secured the number one spot and earned a check for $7,500.
The four additional riders who secured their spot at the Las Vegas qualifier are Snaffle Bit Futurity® Champion and World’s Greatest Horseman Champion, Boyd Rice of Weatherford, Texas, NRCHA Million Dollar rider and multiple World’s Greatest Horseman champion, Ron Ralls from Gainesville, Texas, NRCHA Million Dollar Rider and The American Performance Horseman champion, Sarah Dawson from Perrin, Texas, and Shawn Hays.
The NRCHA will take five riders from the final qualifier at the MARS Equestrian™ Hackamore Classic presented by Oswood Stallion Station in Tulsa, Okla., July 24-30. For more information on the upcoming Hackamore Classic, visit nrcha.com/events/hackamore-classic.