Shine Chic Shine carries on family tradition

Another top ‘father’ enters the National Reining Horse Association million-dollar gallery. That’s his career

Shawn Flarida aboard Shine Chic Shine ©Nrha

Oklahoma City, (Usa) – January 15, 2021 – During the 2020 National Reining Horse Association (Nrha) Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) Show, Shine Chic Shine became one of the association’s newest Million Dollar Sires. Owned by Amabile & Strusiner of Grandview, Texas, Shine Chic Shine is by Nrha Seven Million Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena and out of the Nrha’s first Million Dollar Dam, Ebony Shines.

Shine Chic Shine, bred by Manntana LLC, was purchased through the Nrha Select Yearling Sale.

He had impressive looks and lineage, and the next step was to pair him with a great trainer, Nrha Six Million Dollar Rider and Hall of Fame Inductee Shawn Flarida.

In 2010, the flashy palomino stallion took a commanding lead in the first go at the Nrha Futurity. The stallion and the Nrha’s top earning rider Flarida seemed poised to win it all, but a bit of bad luck kept them out of Championship contention.

Although disappointing, Shine Chic Shine and Flarida rebounded impressively, winning the 2011 National Reining Breeders Classic (Nrbc). During the Finals, the pair marked a 229.5 to tie for the lead with Todd Sommers and Whiz It A Chic. With so much money up for grabs, the riders decided to run-off, and Flarida and Shine Chic Shine upped their performance to a 231 to take the win.

Shine Chic Shine was only shown at six events, but in that time amassed more than $150,000 in Nrha Lifetime Earnings (Lte).

Shine Chic Shine’s first foals arrived in 2012. His top earner is PS Mega Shine Chic with $219,655 in Nrha Lte, including an American Quarter Horse Association (Aqha) World Championship in 2020, as well as the Run For a Million Shootout Championship.

Shine Chic Shine also sired Shine Colt Shine, who, with Flarida at the reins, took the Nrha Futurity Reserve Championship in 2019. Shine Colt Shine was the 2018 Markel Insurance Prospect Sale high seller, and to date has won $113,248. Beginning in 2021, Shine Chic Shine will be standing at Toyon Ranch.