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Smart Chic Olena in 1999. • Photo by John Brasseaux.

From the Archives: Smart Chic Olena

At the turn of the century, versatile stallion Smart Chic Olena’s career as a sire was taking off, buoyed by waves of successful offspring. The late stallion, who died in June 2012, now stands at $14 million in progeny earnings, with foals competing in cutting, reining, reined cow horse, barrel racing and team roping — […]
Smart Chic Olena, used at the time of reaching Seven Million Sire status

Distinguished NRHA Sires Increase Their Good Cents

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), from its headquarters in Oklahoma City, recently recognized five sires who have recently achieved new multimillion-dollar milestones in offspring earnings. SMART CHIC OLENA (Smart Little Lena x Gay Sugar Chic), an NRHA Hall of Fame inductee who was humanely euthanized in 2012, is now an NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire.  Bred […]
Trevor Hale astride Survive These Lips at the AQHYA reined cow horse at the World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

Youngster in Survive (These Lips)-And-Thrive Mode

Trevor Hale already has a collection of coveted golden globe trophies from the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show. But those are all in roping. His most recent, which he earned Aug. 7, is for the working cow horse.  “I’ve always thought the event looked like fun, and I’ve liked […]
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Spat Olena Becomes Million Dollar Sire, Making History

 Europe has its first million dollar reining sire. The Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced that Spat Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Steps Little Remedy x Doc’s Remedy) has unofficially sired earners of more than $1 million due to the recent success of his offspring at the 2019 Maturity held in Caluso (TO) Italy, July 2–7. RS Starfighter Lena helped make this achievement happen […]