RIP Smart Chic Olena (1985-2012)
Smart Chic Olena, one of western riding's most influential sires, has been put to sleep. The Quarter Horse stallion, owned by the Babcock Ranch, was by Smart Little Lena out of Gay Sugar Chic. He was born in 1985 and earned $167,427 and 65 AQHA points in his competitive career. Enrolled into the NRHA Hall of Fame, he was also a NRHA Top Ten Open Reserve Champion, the AQHA World Champion in Senior Reining and World Champion in Senior Cutting, a NRHA $5 Million Dollar Sire, the 2010 Equistat, #6 Leading 10-year all industry - cutting, reining, reined cow horse sire and #6 Leading Reined Cow Horse Sire of 3 year olds. He offspring have earned in excess of $11.3 Million and include British owned $1 Million sire Smart Spook, and Chics Magic Potion.