2020 show schedule
Wed, Aug 19, 2020 – Sat, Aug 22, 2020
THE RUN FOR A MILLION
JAN - AZ Nationals
MARCH - Sun Circuit, Scottsdale, AZ
MARCH - Cactus Classic, Scottsdale, AZ
APRIL - National Reining Breeders Classic, Katy, TX
MAY - Mothers Day Slide
JUNE - NRHA Derby, Oklahoma City, OK
JULY - Rocky Mountain Summer Slide, Denver, CO
AUG - AQHYA World Show
AUG - Inside Slide
AUG - Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, OK
SEPT - High Roller Reining Classic, Las Vegas, NV
OCT - Best of the West
OCT - SWRHA Annual Futurity & Horse Show, Ardmore, OK
NOV - NRHA Futurity, Oklahoma City, OK
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NRHA Professionals of the Year Honored for 2019
Horseman of the Year—Craig Schmersal
A staple in the industry since competing as a youth member, Craig Schmersal hasn’t missed the NRHA Futurity finals since 1997. His most recent major win came when he was crowned the 2019 Run for a Million co-champion. The NRHA Four Million Dollar rider not only specializes in training, showing, and selling futurity and derby horses, but also breeds prospects that regularly become champions in the arena. He’s trained and shown multiple NRHA Futurity and Derby winners, including winning the 2017 NRHA Futurity on his homegrown mare Face The Attitude. He’s earned multiple FEI team and individual medals, and multiple AQHA World Championships. He trains every horse as an individual and finds ways to maximize their strengths while minimizing their weaknesses.
Not only is Schmersal known for his contributions within the arena, but outside of it as well. As an active member of the Judge’s Committee, Schmersal is committed to the industry and continually trying to better it for horses and riders alike. He is often seen teaching Secrets of Judging courses to increase education for riders, as well. Along with educating in this way, he’s also created training videos to help demonstrate techniques for finished horses and futurity prospects and even covers proper tack tips.
Schmersal also promotes NRHA Million Dollar Sire Pale Face Dunnit (Gunner x Lena Dun It), who he also showed for most of his career in the show pen, further demonstrating his commitment to each aspect of the reining industry, from breeding to showing, at the highest level.
A Great Start to a New Year...
The Last Cowboy renewed...
The Last Cowboy, Paramount Network was excited by the series’ performance during its first season. The network said the following about its renewal.
“Furthering Paramount Network’s relationship with Sheridan, the brand ordered a second season of unscripted hit series The Last Cowboy. The six, one-hour episodes will chronicle the lives of men and women who compete on the regular reining circuit, a western-based competition where riders guide horses through a precise pattern of circles, spins and stops. These horsemen are determined to elevate and preserve the cowboy tradition as they train and engage in the exclusive ultra-competitive sport. The series premiere delivered 801,000 total viewers with L+3 playback, making it Paramount Network’s most-watched unscripted series premiere since Ink Master: Redemption in September 2015.”
Craig Schmersal ends 2019 ranked 3rd in the NRHA Top 20 Professionals list with winnings of $287,005.47