2012 Hall of Fame Inductee Named – Wimpys Little Chic

At the most recent NRHA Board of Directors meeting, January 21-22, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NRHA Hall of Fame Committee recommended a nominee for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame. That nominee was unanimously approved for induction in 2012 – Wimpys Little Chic owned by NRHA Million Dollar Owner Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Weatherford, Tex.

wimpys-little-chic-kathy-swanWimpys Little Chic is a 2004 mare by Wimpys Little Step and out of Collena Chic Olena.  Her NRHA Lifetime Earnings total more than $514,000, which makes her the highest money-earning horse in NRHA history. As the 2007 NRHA Futurity Champion, she is the only reining horse to follow up that win with the National Reining Breeders Classic Derby and NRHA Derby Open Championship titles consecutively. Under the tutelage of NRHA Four Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame Inductee Shawn Flarida, she continued to increase her bank account in the show pen.  “Lexie,” as she is called, is now retired to the breeding shed.

Congratulations to Arcese Quarter Horses USA, breeder Double Run Farm and rider Shawn Flarida for this phenomenal mare’s accomplishments and welcome to Wimpys Little Chic as she joins those other people and horses who have made a difference to the sport in the NRHA Hall of Fame!

The NRHA Hall of Fame is one of the five core programs under the Reining Horse Sports Foundation. Through your support, RHSF recognizes the icons of our industry each year. To learn how to make a donation, contact Shianne Megel at smegel@nrha.com or (405) 946-7400, ext. 122.