Smart Chic Olena, used at the time of reaching Seven Million Sire status
Smart Chic Olena. Photo by John Brasseaux

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 […]

Spooks Gotta Whiz Reaches Breeding Milestone

White-faced, blue-eyed Spooks Gotta Whiz ended his show career as a gold medalist and winner of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Triple Crown. Now, he’s an NRHA Million Dollar Sire.
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Reiners Mourn Liz Haverty’s Death

LHavWhodiniLiz Haverty & Whodini • Photo by FletchThe reining community is mourning the loss of horsewoman Elizabeth "Liz" Haverty, 62, who lost her battle with cancer Sunday, Jan. 26. Her influence in the industry will truly be missed.

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Equi-Stat Reining Open Rider Award Winner Shawn Flarida

SpooksGottaWhiz SFlaridaSpooks Gotta Whiz and Shawn Flarida – photo by WaltenberryWhen I was in seventh grade, I thought winning $100,000 would be a really neat thing,” Shawn Flarida said when asked about his earliest ambitions.

As an Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Reining Rider, it’s clear Flarida’s grade-school wish has come true many times over. And with the $456,671 earned in 2012, he can now add Equi-Stat Open Rider Award winner to his extensive list of achievements.