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.
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). 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.
See him in action here:
AQHA Open Performance Points 171.5
NRHA Earnings $30,315.07
NRCHA Earnings $3,873.90
AQHA Incentive Fund
NRHA Sire & Dam Program
AQHA Incentive Fund through 2017
(AQHA discontinued the program)
Sorrel with a flaxen mare, blaze,
left hind stocking and right front sock.
Just under 15 hands
About 1100 pounds
GREAT feet and bone
Correct, balanced conformation
Leitachic - pictured at age 17. Hermiston, Oregon.
Photo by Marcy Stewart McBride
We offer on-site insemination, cooled/shipped semen and live cover.
A few highlights from his show career:
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
Leitachic is passing on both his athleticism and good looks, but just as importantly, his foals are known for their good minds and ease of training.
Due to issues with his ownership, Leitachic was bred sparingly before we got him, and is just beginning to earn the reputation he deserves as a sire. With few foals of show age, his get include WITCH IS IT CHIC, NRCHA earnings $1583.60, Amateur & Open Performance ROM, and World qualifier in reining, ranch riding and working cow horse; and NRHA money earner, Lectric Leitachic. Our oldest foals just turned three. (2016).