When Andrea Fappani entered the Great Southwest Equestrian Center on April 24 for the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Level 4 Open finals, he was loaded with horsepower thanks to his three finalists. When the reining dust settled, his 229-point ride on Chic Dreamin gave him his fourth NRBC Level 4 Open Championship, which was worth $75,000.
Chic Dreamin is a 5-year-old stallion owned by Silver Spurs Equine, and bred by Kathy and Casey Hinton. His lifetime earnings now stand at $133,376. Chic Dreamin is sired by Magnum Chic Dream and out of Skeets Red Dunit, a daughter of Skeets Peppy.
Magnum Chic Dream ($44,553) was the 2004 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Senior Reining World Champion and earned an AQHA Superior in Reining after amassing 100 points in both the Open and Amateur divisions. The National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) record shows Magnum Chic Dream was a multiple aged-event finalist, including a Limited Open Reserve Championship at the 1999 NRHA Futurity, where he was also a finalist in the Open and Intermediate Open.
Magnum Chic Dream is an Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Sire. His leading money-winner is Taris Dreamer ($180,463), Ron Thompson’s 2014 NRBC Level 4 Non-Pro Reserve Champion. His other top money-earners include Lil Magnum Jessie ($177,367), Ms Dreamy ($170,445) and Chicsdundreamin ($153,418).
Magnum Chic Dream is by Smart Chic Olena, a two-time AQHA World Champion, once in Senior Cutting and once in Senior Reining. He is an Equi-Stat Elite $12 Million Sire with offspring excelling in cutting, reining and reined cow horse. The versatility of Smart Chic Olena shows up in foals like Paid By Chic, a World’s Greatest Horseman Champion, and A Chic In Time, an AQHA Reserve World Champion in cutting and an AQHA World Champion in reining. Smart Chic Olena is the seventh leading sire of all time in the reining industry, and is No. 2 on Equi-Stat’s list of all-time sires of reined cow horse money-earners.
Smart Chic Olena is by National Cutting Horse Association Triple Crown winner Smart Little Lena, the second-leading all-time sire of cutting horses with more than $39 million in earnings. His get prove their sire’s versatility and include winners like Lean With Me, a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Futurity Reserve Champion, an AQHA World Champion in both Working Cow Horse and Reining, and an NRHA Derby Open Champion. Smart Little Lena is sired by Doc O’Lena (Doc Bar x Poco Lena x Poco Bueno). Poco Lena is out of Sheilwin by Pretty Boy.
The dam of Smart Chic Olena is Gay Sugar Chic, who is by the important sire Gay Bar King. Gay Sugar Chic’s foals have banked more than $400,000 and include Miss Elan ($100,814), Chiclynx ($48,921) and ARC Matt Olena ($32,955).
Daughters of Gay Sugar Chic have reinforced the success of this mare’s line. Her daughter Summer Lynx is the dam of Cats Summertime ($357,937). Her daughter Pretty Lean Chick is the dam of Cat T Masterson ($200,187). Her daughter Chiclynx is the dam of Catty Hawk ($240,282).
Gay Sugar Chic is out of Chicy Little by Frisco. The dam of Chicy Little is Bay Sugar Chic, a daughter of Frisco. This makes Chicy Little inbred with a breeding pattern of 1 X 2 to Frisco. Frisco is a son of Dodger Jr, by Dodger. Dodger is the sire of Pretty Boy, the broodmare sire of Poco Tivio and his sister Poco Lena. Dodger was a son of Harmon Baker by Peter McCue.
Magnum Chic Dream is out of Sailin Barbee, by Topsail Cody, the undefeated reining horse that won the 1980 NRHA Futurity Open and 1981 AQHA World Championship in Junior Reining. Topsail Cody has an Equi-Stat sire record of more than $1.6 million. His leading money-winner is Topsails Rien Maker ($371,472). Topsail Cody is sired by Joe Cody.
The dam of Sailin Barbee is Miss Mistic Barbee. She is the dam of AQHA register of merit performers Strike Smoke and Barbee Glow. Miss Mistic Barbee is the maternal granddam of horses with Equi-Stat records totaling $136,701, including Hollywood Striker ($28,939). The sire of Miss Mistic Barbee is Mistic Bar, a son of Gay Bar King. This gives Magnum Chic Dream a breeding pattern of 3 X 4 to Gay Bar King. The dam of Mistic Bar is Misty Cody by Ben Cody by Joe Cody. This gives Sailin Barbee a 2 X 5 breeding pattern to Joe Cody.
Skeets Red Dunit is an unshown mare who is the dam of two money-earners, according to Equi-Stat. Chic Dreamin is one; the other is his full sister Magnum Chic Dunit ($44,145).
Skeets Red Dunit is by Skeets Peppy ($85,306), an NRHA Futurity Open finalist and NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity finalist. He is an Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire whose offspring include 2016 NRCHA World’s Greatest Horseman winner Skeets Oak Peppy.
Skeets Peppy is sired by Peppy San Badger and out of Tivios Miss Skeet, by Right On Tivio (Poco Tivio x Doc’s Alameda x Doc Bar). The dam of Tivios Miss Skeet is Miss Adrianna, who is by 1970 NCHA Open World Champion King Skeet. Poco Tivio is a full brother to Poco Lena.
The dam of Skeets Red Dunit is the unshown mare Brennas Red Dunit. She is the dam of horses with Equi-Stat records exceeding $70,000, with her leading money-winner Brennas Dream ($52,564). Brennas Dream is a three-quarter sister to Chic Dreamin, as she is sired by Magnum Chic Dream.
Brennas Red Dunit is by Hollywood Dun It, the first stallion in history to become an NRHA Two Million Sire. He is sired by the first NRHA Million Dollar Sire, Hollywood Jac 86. Brennas Red Dunit is out of Be Aechs Brenna ($12,753), by Be Aech Enterprise. Be Aechs Brenna is the dam of foals with earnings of $182,089, including Brennas Kid ($115,862), the 1989 NRHA Futurity Open Champion. Her second-leading money-winner is Brennas Golden Dunit ($35,227), a full sister to Brennas Red Dunit.
Be Aechs Brenna is out of Misty Penny Bar, who is the dam of foals that have won $88,773, according to the NRHA. Her leading money-earner is Misty May Morning ($51,270), the 1982 NRHA Futurity Open Champion.
The pedigree of Chic Dreamin brings together the versatility of Smart Chic Olena and Skeets Peppy with the foundation of the reining industry through great horses like Topsail Cody, Hollywood Dun It and Be Aech Enterprise.