Tommy and Dale Parker, owners and operators of Winridge Farm are proud and excited to announce the sale of Zipped Cash to Justin and Deana Chafin, owners of Chafin's Performance Horses in Lebanon, Oregon. Being close friends and also fans of Zipped Cash will make this an exciting venture for all. The Chafins raised the first APHA point earner by Zipped Cash, and also have another full brother to this outstanding colt this year.
After over thirty five years in the breeding business we are looking forward to retirement. We want to be able to do things that we have not had the opportunity to do because of our very hands on business operation for all these years.
We have truly loved the horse business and have been blessed with the best of the best. Now we want to see our love for fine horses pass on to a younger generation that have the same drive and genuine love for quality well bred horses that we have had all these years.
Deana reminds me a great deal of myself, working so hard at what she loves with three young children at her side and a husband that has faith in her desire to leave her mark in the horse industry and I feel she will go far with that fresh, honest outlook in this business. We look forward to a continued relationship with Deana and Justin and have retained personal breedings to Zipped Cash in order to still raise a few great babies should we choose to do so. Deana welcomes any and all inquiries in regard to Zipped Cash and looks forward to promoting his offspring in the future as she has done in the past. Deana can be contacted at 541-409-1807.
Zipped Cash is an incredible son of our late All Time Leading Sire Zippos Old Gold. He was purchased by us from a customer that sent him to us to sell as a long yearling. At the time, we certainly did not need a stud colt as Zippos Old Gold was giving us everything we could possibly want in a sire, but I was so moved by this colt that I even had dreams about him. In order to 'shut me up' my husband said we should just buy him. He is the absolute best son of Zippos Old Gold we have ever seen. He was sent to a trainer during his two year old year and subsequently suffered an injury. I then sent him to a great friend, and trainer that has ridden horses for us since our first foal crop from Zippos Old Gold in hopes that he could rest and rehabilitate him. He did a wonderful job with him and had even got to the point of taking him out to his first show to let him get used to the show environment where he earned a half a point. 2012 Stud Fee $750.00 Includes First Shipment. Tested Negative for HERDA, GBED and EVA.
Our business is based on honesty, hard work, and quality in the horses we raise. We strive to excel in customer satisfaction. Standing outstanding Stallions and breeding World Class broodmares that consistently produce quality show horses have been a way of life at Winridge Farm. We offer year round mare care, expert foaling management and the highest quality conditioning and sale presentation of Western Pleasure Prospects.
After our devastating loss of Zippos Old Gold we decided to bring Cash home and when he stepped off the trailer we were amazed with him. Enough time had gone by and quite honestly we had forgotten just how good this colt truly was. When we put him in the round pen we were spellbound by his natural movement, Click here for a video clip , and knew why we bought him in the first place. I looked back through our old videos to see if we still had the tape of him as a yearling and when I found it, and watched it I knew this was the colt I wanted to continue our breeding program.
Now, as a mature stallion he's breathtaking to me. It never mattered to me that we did not get the show career we wished for him, after all, his sire never had that show career. We have always chosen stallions off conformation and blood, and have owned a few great ones in the last 30+ years.
I have always believed everything happens for a reason, and quite honestly, if Zipped Cash had not been injured and had been shown, someone would have wanted to own him. Because breeding horses is what we do for a living, we would have been inclined to sell him, because that is what we do. So, I believe this colt was meant to be ours, to wait in the sidelines until the time came for him to step up to the challenge of following in his sire's footsteps. He has perfect conformation, and the added bonus of having withers higher than his hip. We feel if he just breeds himself, he will be a great breeding horse. If he does as his sire, Zippos Old Gold does, and out breeds himself, the future will be amazing and exciting for all. He is great minded and a joy to be around. I know without a doubt that Zipped Cash will make his own mark on the Western Pleasure industry.