Leaders of the Pack
Zips Chocolate Chip
Performance Winners - Open & Amateur
Point-Earning Performance Horses - Amateur

By Laren Barns

The American Quarter Horse Journal, December 2001
Zips Chocolate Chip, World Champion

Bred and owned by Ann Myers of Ashland, Ohio, Zips Chocolate Chip is more than earning his keep as a sire. The '85 bay stallion leads three leading sires' lists and makes the top-five of four other AQHA sire lineups - See Details Here. His show career surfaced in the late '80s in western pleasure and a world championship in junior western pleasure. Zips Chocolate Chip accrued more than $18,000 with the National Snaffle Bit Association.

By Zippo Pine Bar and out of Fancy Blue Chip, his pedigree is solid, an element that has been passed on to his offspring. Out of 13 registered foal crops and 1,132 foals, he has produced 406 AQHA point-earners. These point earners have accumulated more than 28,000 AQHA points. Eleven of his progeny are AQHA World Champions winning 14 world championships. Zips Chocolate Chip's offspring have also followed his lead in the NSBA, where they've earned more than $739,000.

Performance Winners - Open & Amateur
Point-Earning Performance Horses - Amateur

During rare moments in American Quarter Horse history, a single horse bursts onto the scene with outstanding talent and the ability to pass that talent on to his offspring, so that it changes the breed. Zippo Pine Bar did just that. As the most prolific pleasure horse sire in history, he redirected a discipline and left his mark on the show ring.

Bred by Lloyd Geweke of Ord, Nebraska, the 1969 sorrel stallion was by racehorse turned pleasure horse sire Zippo Pat Bars and out of AQHA champion Dollie Pine by Poco Pine. He was purchased as a weanling by Norman Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, who helped develop the horse into a show winner.

However, Zippo Pine Bar's greatest accomplishments came as a sire. He tops two of the leading sires' lists and ranks in the top-10 of four others. Out of 26 registered foal crops producing more than 1,600 foals, he sired 16 world champions that won 20 world championships, 32 reserve world championships and are earners of more than 57,000 AQHA points.

The legendary pleasure stallion continued breeding until 1997 at age 28. He was euthanized in 1998 after suffering a stroke. In 2000, Zippo Pine Bar was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame.

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