Bred by Rolan Larivier, Quebec, Canada, Heza New Twist (Show Tip x Miss Kittentwist x Corkey’s Twister), a 1981 chestnut stallion, was purchased as a weanling by National Reining Horse Association Hall of Fame member Roger Brazeau.
Brazeau and Heza New Twist were finalists in the 1984 NRHA Futurity which, at the time, was held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, Columbus, Ohio.
In 1986, Brazeau rode his stallion to the NRHA Open World Championship. He was shown 14 times that year. Heza New Twist won 9 of those classes and was second three times. Of his 72 foals issued Competition Licenses, 45 have been NRHA money-earners.