Entries Run For A Million are set27 March 2023
27/03/2023 – One of the main reining events taking place across the ocean is the Cactus Reining Classic, this year scheduled for March 16-25. This edition was the last opportunity for riders to qualify for The Run For A Million competition scheduled for August 16-19 at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas. 103 Combinations entered the qualifying round of which the Top 10 achieved their ticket for Vegas with among the entries 3 European NRHA Million Dollar Riders: Bernard Fonck (BEL), Gennaro Lendi (ITA) and Non Pro Rider Gina Maria Schumacher (GER). With the 7-year-old stallion Gunnastepya [Gunnatrashya] Schumacher performed a beautiful run that was rewarded with the leading score 230,0. Lendi, since recently based in Arizona, did an awesome job piloting the 7-year-old stallion Vintage Vinny [A Sparkling Vintage] owned by Marc and Kathy Gordon to a 4th place posting a 228,0. Fonck flew over for the occasion, entering the 7-year-old gelding Shines Like Spook [Smart Spook] owned by Rosanne Sternberg. The pair did fine marking a 225,0 but came short to qualify. The field of entries for The Run For A Million competition is closed: 17 entries of which 3 European riders. Schumacher, Lendi and Cira Baeck (BEL), who already qualified in 2022.
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