Magnum Chic Dream • Photo by John Brasseaux

The Great 8 For Magnum Chic Dream

Less than a year after becoming a Seven Million Dollar Sire in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), Magnum Chic Dream has passed another milestone to become an NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire. 

Fittingly, the stallion achieved the distinction at the recent National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC). It was at this same event back in 2010 where Magnum Chic Dream first joined the ranks of NRHA Million Dollar Sires.

Prior to this year’s NRBC, which concluded on April 24, the Viola Scott-owned sire was less than $35,000 from $8 million in offspring earnings in the NRHA. Throughout the week-long competition, Magnum Chic Dream progeny kept showing up in the results, and by the time the last run was complete, the great stallion’s foals had won more than $70,000.

He joins Topsail Whiz, Wimpys Little Step and Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) as the only stallions to have reached that distinction in the NRHA.

Magnum Chic Dream’s leading foal at the NRBC was Onecoolchic (out of Skeets Red Dunit, by Skeets Peppy), who won the Classic Level 2 Open Championship and finished fourth in the Level 3 with Jimmy Van der Hoeven. All totaled, Onecoolchic earned $19,791 between the preliminary round and finals.

Bred by Guy A Du Ponchel, Magnum Chic Dream is by EquiStat Elite $14 Million Sire Smart Chic Olena and out of Sailin Barbie (by Topsail Cody). He was purchased as a 2-year-old in training with Patti Brownshadel by Viola Scott, who was looking for a new non-pro horse to compete on. The plan had originally been to geld him, but his good nature and willing temperament kept that from ever happening.

Patti Brownshadel piloted him to the NRHA Futurity Levels 2 and 3 Open Reserve Championships. The pair also placed in the Level 4 Open finals. The next year, they were the NRHA Derby Level 3 Open Co-Reserve Champions.

In 2002, Viola Scott finally took the reins of her stallion, racking up wins in non-pro classes over the next couple years.

The stallion’s final recorded win was a big one when Casey Hinton showed him at the 2004 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Senior Reining World Championship.

Although Viola and her husband, Jack, had numerous offers on the stallion, she said she never thought twice about keeping him.  

Magnum Chic Dream’s first performing foal crop arrived in 2001, and as the stallion’s offspring excelled in the show pen, his popularity grew. He stands at Cedar Ridge Stallion Station in Whitesboro, Texas, and has sired numerous champions of the NRHA Futurity, Derby, and NRBC. 

According to the NRHA, Magnum Chic Dream’s Top Offspring in the association (not including 2022 NRBC earnings) are:

  • Chic Dreamin (Skeets Red Dunit) $242,272
  • Taris Dreamer (Taris San Cutter) $194,311
  • Msdreamy (A Gal With A Gun) $191,720
  • Mega Maggie Mae (Cinco De Mega) $185,138
  • Made By Magnum (Ready Make Cowboy) $176,484
  • Chics Dream (First Ex Flame) $170,047
  • Lil Magnum Jessie (Lil Ruf Jessie) $166,274
  • Mr Farenheit (Wimpy Little Girl) $159,845
  • Chicsdundreamin (Goody Goody Dun Drop) $154,964
  • Magnum Starlights (Starlights Sugarwhiz) $144,800