Leitachic – or Tex as he’s known to his friends and family – is a class act. He is a World Champion reiner, both in NRHA competition and in AQHA shows. He also has respectable earnings in the NRCHA, and his offspring tend to be very cowy.


Like his sire, Smart Chic Olena, Tex excels in a variety of disciplines. He was hauled and shown all over the country for ten years and never lost that spark. He was as honest and full of try in his last show in 2013 at Ardmore, OK (where he marked a 148.5!) as he was at the beginning of his career.


Ridden by Bob Avila, he dominated the reining at the 2004 National Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity in Reno to become the Preliminary Open Rein Work Champion. (You can read about it here: Bob Avila & Leitachic Top NRCHA Snaffle Bit Open Rein Prelims). He was chosen at the last minute to represent Canada for the FEI World Reining Masters Final, placing 4th against contenders from all over the world. In his “retirement,” and with only a couple of schooling sessions, he won the Cutting in the Washington State High School Rodeo Finals short go. Not bad for an old-timer.

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Leitachic - pictured at age 17. 
Photo by Marcy Stewart McBride

AQHA Open Performance Points 171.5

LTE: $38,552

NRHA Earnings $30,315.07 

NRCHA Earnings $3,873.90 
AQHA Incentive Fund $4,363.82
NRHA Sire & Dam Program
APHA approved

AQHA Incentive Fund through 2017

(AQHA discontinued the program)


            AQHA 5 Panel N/N

                  OLWS N/N

                    IMM N/N

Foaled 5/23/01

15 hands/1100 pounds

GREAT feet and bone

Fantastic disposition

Excellent movement

Correct, balanced conformation

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Leitachic - age 20. 

Currently standing in Lind, Washington

We offer on-site insemination, cooled/shipped semen and live cover.


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2013 SWRHA Futurity And Horse Show Ardmore, OK 3rd place, Score: 148.5

2010 AQHA Open High Point Reining, Open High Point Sr Reining, Open Qualified

Sr Reining World Show, and Honor Roll Open Sr Reining 
2009 FEI World Reining Masters - 4th Place 
2007 AQHA Open Qualified Sr Working Cow Horse World Show
2006 AQHA Open Qualified Jr Reining World Show, Open Superior Reining, & NRHA IntermediateOpen World Champion
2005 AQHA Open High Point Jr Reining, Open Qualified Jr Reining World Show,

& Open Performance Register of Merit 
2004 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Preliminary Open Rein Work Champion


A few highlights from his show career:

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Leitachic is passing on athleticism, cow, trainability, correct conformation, personality, and time will tell, but likely his own longevity and soundness through time.

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