The 1985 stallion, Smart Chic Olena (Smart Little Lena x Gay Sugar Chic by Gay Bar King) has passed away due to natural causes. The stallion showed his prowess through his offspring in reining, cutting and the cow horse pen.
Smart Chic Olena first became an NRHA Million Dollar Sire in 1999. He was a 2004 NRHA Hall of Fame inductee and by 2009 an NRHA Five Million Dollar Sire. He will be greatly missed by the reining horse industry.
He 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.