Blaze ~~~~ NRHA Earnings: LTE 148,714 / The handsome palomino stallion, sired by the incredible Smart Chic Olena out of Ebony Shines, has been a standout since his arrival at Shawn’s Springfield, OH training facility in the late summer of 2010.
In their first outing together at the 2010 Carolina Fall Classic, Shawn Flarida,rode Shine Chic Shine, owned by Amabile & Strusiner, they had a big score of 151.5 to win the Open Futurity. Just a few weeks later he won the first go round of the NRHA Open futurity and placed second in the second go. He headed to the finals with the highest composite score, but suffered some bobbles in the finals that kept him from the top spot.At the 2011 NRBC As the last draw of the Open NRBC finals, He tied for the lead w/a 229.5. With just a short recovery period, he returned to the arena & posted a 231, to win the $75,000 first prize. “The heart & courage he demonstrated was incredible. Shine finished off his 2011 show season with a 3 way tie for the NRHA Derby Open reserve championship. He came back to the NRBC in 2012 & finished 5th marking an impressive 229.5, due to a loss of his right hind slide plate shoe.