The American

RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN is an annual event that occurs each February at the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX.

The American is known as “the world’s richest one-day rodeo” and pays out $2.5 million annually!

The American unites the top athletes in the world from the PRCA, WPRA, and PBR world standings and pits them against underdogs who advance from The American Semi-Finals, together to battle for the biggest single paycheck of their lives.

The top 10 from the slack performances advance to THE AMERICAN February 25, 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for a chance to win $1,000,000!

The American features 7 events: Barrel Racing, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Tie Down Calf Roping and Saddle Bronce riding.

In 2016 it was Saddle Bronc rider Wade Sundell taking home THE MILLION. Watch his winning ride above.

View all the past champions and more about at the

Winning The American is a life changing event. Qualifying and competing for this opportunity is a dream come true for many barrel races. We hope you enjoy learning a bit about the riders, the horses and THE AMERICAN.

We invite all the qualifiers to submit their profile and help us build an informative fun, interactive experience for fans.

This is the 1st of an annual showcase of The American and in true American spirit each year we want to use this feature to help someone in need. This year we want to help bring awareness and 'Justice For Lacey'. Ironically February 25th not only is The American Rodeo 2018. it also marks the one year anniversary of a life cut short: Lacey Kuschel was shot in the back while holding her baby girl Aspen.

Contestants by simply submitting your interview and horse profile you are helping us help baby Aspen and the Kuschel family as they fight for Justice.
We are donating 50% of all banner ads and 100% of producer links to the Justice For Lacey/Baby Aspen fund.

At Performance Horse Hotline it is our goal to promote the performance horse industry. We strive to efficiently and effectively promote your performance horse business, no matter your discipline. We are guided by God’s kind love and we hope that through your experience with us, not only your business, but also your faith and hope will be strengthened.


Contestants can help by simply submitting your profile - The more interesting content we have the more visitors we will get, the more awareness we can raise.
We will also feature trivia and prizes! Ryann Pedone donated a one hour riding session.

We will be adding banners here. If you are a graphic designer and would like to donate your services please email

Due to the overwhelming support please send all correspondences to this The immediate family is overwhelmed with emotions and living without Lacey. An extended family member will respond as soon as we are able. Thank you for your support during a difficult time.

The Kuschel Family

"A Beautiful Soul is Never Forgotten"