Ann Myers Has a Brand New Chocolate Recipe for You!
Originally published in March issue of Show Horse Today magazine
Myers Horse Farms has become well known for Zips Chocolate Chip, the quarter horse stallion who has become a legend! Ann and Phil would like to introduce their latest brand of chocolate, “Chip’s” son ¡Fiesta Fudge!
“Zips Chocolate Chip had as close to a perfect show career as we could have asked for,” Ann shares. “He won most of the competitions that we sent him to, and if he didn’t win he was Reserve. He never placed below third and that was at the 1988 AQHA World Show. To qualify for the 1989 World Show, Chip, ridden by Cleve Wells, won ten successive Junior Western Pleasure classes. To top it off, they WON the 1998 AQHA World in Junior Western Pleasure, placing FIRST under all five judges!” Throughout his show career, Chip earned $59,443 along with 81 Western Pleasure points. See his winnings here!
As a breeding horse, Zips Chocolate Chip has sired World and National Champions in multiple breeds and disciplines around the world. He has well over 1,500 foals in six different breed registries. He was the leading sire of AQHA Performance Horses and AQHA’s All Time Leading Sire of Western Pleasure Point Earners for many years.
In 1999, Zips Chocolate Chip was the first horse ever to be inducted in the NSBA Hall of Fame in two categories, as a Show Horse and as a Sire. He has also been honored by being asked to be a Breyer model horse, and has been published in a coffee table book from New York City, 1001 Reasons To Love Chocolate.
Zips Chocolate Chip was born on Cinco de Mayo in 1985 on Myers Horse Farms in Ashland, Ohio, raised by Ann and Phil Myers. At age two, he left for Texas to begin his show career. He became too famous to return to the Myers’ small farm, so he stayed in Texas until he retired at age 28. On July 20, 2013, Chip returned to his birthplace. Ann’s description of his homecoming is this, “Having Zips Chocolate Chip home has been a bigger deal than I realized! He still floats when he moves across his paddock…He strikes the perfect poses for photos…He’s kind. He’s sweet…He IS a MAGNIFICENT horse! He’s our Secretatiat.. WOW!! It’s like living in a dream with big booming movie music playing at full volume.”
Although Zips Chocolate Chip is retired, he has a limited supply of frozen semen for sale. Contact Ann Myers 419-289-0980 or Myers@ZipsChocolateChip.com for a contract and more information or go to www.ZipsChocolateChip.com.
Although Chip only have frozen semen available, there is another option that the Myers have! A son of Zips Chocolate Chip that they kept because he reminds them so much of Chip. This is ¡Fiesta Fudge! following Chip’s recipe…
Standing in 2014, meet ¡FIESTA FUDGE! “Fudge” is a beautiful and great-minded stallion by Zips Chocolate Chip. He has a phenomenal pedigree, not only on his sire’s side but also on his dam’s. “We truly believe he has what it takes to be a great sire,” says Ann.
Click here and flip to page 58 to read more about Chip, Fudge and to see an extended pedigree for ¡Fiesta Fudge!