Smart Chic Olena Passes - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ND
Posts: 645
• Horses: 0
Smart Chic Olena Passes

I just heard through the grapevine that Smart Chic Olena passed away yesterday. I didn't think he was quite that old (1985) I imagine that Quarter Horse News or some other outlet will pick up the story soon and be able to provide more details.

I remember reading about all of his cutting, reining and other cow-horses successes in magazines when I was a kid and so wanting to get into the sport. I also remember drooling over his breyer.

Seems like we have lost quite a few legends in the last year or so.
CCH is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 664
• Horses: 0
Wow :( We have lost so many horses this year. Such a shame. At least he lived a good long life. 27 I think that would make him?

I have said what I have said. I have not said what I have not said.
RunSlideStop is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 155
• Horses: 0
Actually passed up the opportunity to buy 2 different mares sired by him at the sons and daughters sale in Billings Montana 2-3 years ago. Never thought they would go in my price range so we never even had a look at them or do any research so we passed on them.

Truly a great horse and a great sire with lots of offspring to prove it. The industry lost another great one.
HanginH is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 05:52 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,962
• Horses: 3
This is so sad to hear..and so true, the horse world has lost great horses the past few months. I'm sure more information will be released later but I can't find much as of now.

"We have received notice that Smart Chic Olena has passed away due to natural causes.

The 2004 NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire will be greatly missed by the reining horse industry.

We send our condolences to all of those involved in his show pen and stallion successes.

The 1985 stallion was the 1993 Open Reserve World Championship under Craig Johnson, in addition to garnering Gold and Silver Certificates with the Association.

In AQHA competition, Smart Chic Olena earned World Champion honors in both Senior Reining and Cutting."

I am Sparkly Meanie Doodie Head and I approve this message!
DrumRunner is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 05:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,450
• Horses: 1
Heard about this...So many tragedies...I think I will miss him and Hes a Peptospoonful the most :(
Posted via Mobile Device
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 07:15 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,962
• Horses: 3
Quarter Horse News posted this on their Facebook about half an hour ago.

The late, great Smart Chic Olena, rest in peace. According to owner Bill Richardson, the 1985 stallion who has offspring earnings topping $10 million in the reining, reined cow horse and cutting arenas, spent his final months grazing peacefully in the pasture next to his longtime mare friend, Brooksinic. Smart Chic Olena was euthanized on June 24.

I am Sparkly Meanie Doodie Head and I approve this message!
DrumRunner is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 06-25-2012, 07:18 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,869
• Horses: 0
How sad :( He was truly a magnificent athlete and sire. Another one of the greats lost.
Posted via Mobile Device
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Little Jenna Passes Away xxBarry Godden Other Pets 11 04-05-2012 12:00 PM
Side passes DixieLu Horse Riding Critique 1 11-09-2010 10:09 PM
Two Eyed Jack vs Smart Chic Olena Breeding...What do you like better? BonnieRose Horse Breeding 20 07-18-2009 12:51 PM
side passes and haunches in/out appylover31803 Horse Training 11 06-04-2009 04:57 PM
Dun AQHA Colt, Yearling, Sire: SBR Formula One, Dam: Daughter of Hickorys Smart Chic! suncolorsranch Horses for Sale 11 01-08-2009 02:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome