Special Event Fundraisers
Raise A Million
Live Auction for the Reining Community
The Run For A Million
August 18, 2023 3:00 p.m.
At the Million Dollar Competition Draw Party
South Point Arena and Equestrian Center
Lot #1: The Run For A Million Show HeadstallDonated by Bob’s Custom Saddles, an NRHA Corporate Partner
Whether you dream of riding at The Run For A Million or you already are, do it in style. Bob’s Custom Saddles has created this beautiful, custom-made show headstall that will carry your memories of this event every time you slide it over your horse’s head. The ornamental cheek pieces represent The Run For A Million and include the year: 2023. This is a piece made with the quality to last for generations. There will never be another one like it! Bob’s has supported RHF with a custom piece for three rows in a row, and theirs is always a prized item!
Lot #2: Original ArtCreated and Donated by Duke Beardsley
Title, Libre Oeste ©2023
mixed media on collage, 32" x 32"
Sixth generation Coloradan, Duke Beardsley has been drawing and painting the American West for as long as he can remember. Raised both in Denver, and on a 1,000-acre cattle ranch in eastern Colorado, Duke's "duel/dual" upbringing is the foundation for his unique blend of traditional and contemporary art. An unapologetic fan of all "things cowboy" Duke spends much time on horseback often on the greatest ranches of the West. He rides with crews to participate, observe and document today’s working cowboys and cowgirls in their element. This is an original piece created by Duke Beardsley to benefit the Reining Horse Foundation.
Lot #3: Italy Wine & Horses Travel Adventure for SixWith considerations from Spooks Gotta Spark
Whether you’ve only dreamed of experiencing Italy or have visited many times, here is a 10-night travel package specially curated to be a trip-of-a-lifetime. Up to six guests will relish some of the country’s finest wineries and lodging accommodations, plus enjoy the services of a private chauffeur and guide as you visit historic cities from Rome to Milan.
You’ll fly into Rome (airfare not included), visit the scenic and medieval cities of Perugia and Assisi. Along the way, there are carefully planned daily suppers, tours, time for relaxing poolside, winery stops and more. You’ll even have a private tour of the 2,000-year-old Castle of Monte Vibiano and lunch within its walls, where you will discover the secrets of its famous wines and olive oils. The tour includes a private tour of the reining headquarters for Manuel Cortesi, an up-and-coming NRHA Professional and winner of the 2022 Italian Reining Horse Association Futurity and the 2023 EuroFuturity, and a visit to Elementa. Your experience concludes in Rome. The trip is nonrefundable if the winning bidder or any members of the party of six cannot attend for any reason. The package is transferable. Must be scheduled within 12 months of purchase.
Lot #4: Reining Power/Women Power. Signed memorabilia featuring the women competing in the 2023 TRFAM Million Dollar Competition. Plus a certificate for a 100X custom hat from Shorty's Caboy HatteryDonated by Cira Baeck, Mandy McCutcheon and Gina-Maria Schumacher and Shorty's Caboy Hattery, an NRHA Corporate Partner
Women’s sports are hot, hot, hot! That holds true for reining, too. This year’s Million Dollar Invitational at The Run For A Million features female NRHA Million Dollar Riders Cira Baeck, Mandy McCutcheon and Gina Maria-Shumacher. Each of these NRHA reiners has donated an autographed a hat from their personal collection. This sports memorabilia package is being sold as a set of three. The package is enhanced with a gift certificate for the high bidder to order their own custom hat from Shorty’s Caboy Hattery.
Lot #5: The American Performance Horseman Exclusive VIP Offering & Premium SeatingTeton Ridge is the Presenting Sponsor for The Run For A Million. This brand is also heralded for its role as presenting sponsor of The American Performance Horseman. The event ignited fireworks of excitement and energy across the western performance horse world in 2023.
The western performance sports of cutting, reined cow horse and reining will come together to compete for $1 million in prize money in a competitive exhibition format.
Secure this exclusive VIP offering for your party’s own field-level private box and table for 10, with an unequaled viewing experience. You and your guests will enjoy Limited Edition credentials, private dining and cocktail experience, beverage table service, premium gift bag, and a red-carpet photo opportunity. Reserved seats are also included for The American Rodeo.
TAPH returns March 8 to Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas. You can have the Best Seat in the West at The American Performance Horseman 2024!
Lot #6: Run For the Roses/2024 Kentucky Derby ExperienceDonated by Tim Anderson and Rick Clark
No matter what part of equestrian sports you fancy, everyone dreams of attending the Kentucky Derby! This package for four people can make your dreams come true. Attend the 2024 Kentucky Oaks on May 3 and the 150th Kentucky Derby on May 4. It’s a package that includes two hotel rooms in Lexington, May 2-4, transportation to and from from Lexington, racing admission for four in the First Turn Room, and complimentary food and beverage on race days.
Lodging and transportation and trip details will be finalized through Rick Clark. The trip is nonrefundable if the winning bidder or any members of the party of four cannot attend for any reason. The package is transferable.
For the third year, The Run For A Million, Brumley Management and Taylor Sheridan have created an opportunity for fans from across the equestrian world to support the reining community. In 2023, the event includes a Live Auction featuring spectacular offerings! These lots are indicative of the impact of the event and promise to create fun and energy while raising money to fuel the mission of the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF).
Additionally, you are invited to visit the NRHA/RHF booth in the South Point Arena to get more information about the charitable organization, its programs and the Raise A Million Auction.
Keep checking back. Details build as we get closer to the Raise A Million Auction on Friday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. Be at the Live Festival Stage to get in on the action! No online bidding is available. However, absentee bidding is offered. See proxy bidding instructions.