New NRHA Leading Dam – Collena Chic Olena

NEW NRHA LEADING DAM – COLLENA CHIC OLENA

Oklahoma City, OK – August 13, 2009 – With the official results from the 2009 National Reining Horse Association Derby recorded, NRHA records show that the phenomenal Collena Chic Olena (Smart Chic Olena x Collena Freckles x Colonel Freckles) is NRHA’s new Leading Dam based on offspring earnings – $546,185.

Though deceased, her legacy continues to explode via her offspring’s successes. Her last recorded owner was Monica Watson’s Double Run Farm, Leland, North Carolina. A show career during which she earned more than $7,400, preceded her stint as a broodmare. She is the dam of three money-earning offspring: Wimpys Little Chic (Wimpys Little Step) NRHA’s All-Time Leading Money Earner, Futurity, Derby, and NRBC Champion – LTE $413,182; Collenas Finest Tafy (Footworks Finest) the 2006 Futurity’s Open Reserve Champion – LTE $132,986; and a 2006 gelding, Collenas Little Wimp (Wimpys Little Step).

In the number two spot is the Hall of Fame inductee Taris Little Vintage boasting offspring earnings of $532,112 for owners Bill & Patty Fingland, Rogersville, Missouri. Taris Little Vintage has LTE of $48,748 and was third in the 1994 NRHA Futurity open. She is the dam of two Futurity Champions, Hollywood Vintage (Hollywood Dun It) and Taris Designer Genes, along with five other money earners.

The 2009 NRHA Derby ran June 22-27 in Oklahoma City with 20 corporate partners making the event possible. Those partners include: AdequanR; Arenus, Century Investment Group; Cimarron Trailers; Classic Equine; John Deere; Kiser Arena Specialists; Land O’ Lakes / Purina Mills LLC.; Markel Insurance Company; MD Barns; Montana Silversmiths; Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau; Pard’s Western Shop; Platinum Performance; Quarter Horse News; Rios of Mercedes / Anderson Bean Boot Company; Rocky Mountain Clothing Company and SmartPak.

Incorporated in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association is the governing body of the sport of Reining. NRHA, with their International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, is responsible for promoting the sport of Reining and working to ensure the highest standards of competition. To learn more about the NRHA, its programs and family of corporate partners, visit http://www.nrha.com/ .