Stock Horse Stallion ~ Chocolate Chip Kisses
Chocolate Chip Kisses is a colorful pinto pony that has made big dreams come true for his owner/rider 14-year-old Lauren Demchuk. Both his grandsire, Zips Chocolate Chip, and great grandsire Zippo Pine Bar, are Breyer portrait models! "Choco" and Lauren have become an inspiration to people of all ages and backgrounds. Lauren was diagnosed with a rare cancer called epithelioid sarcoma just a few months before the Pinto World Championship Horse Show. After receiving the news, Lauren focused on her goal of attending the World Show and once there, she and Choco excelled in class after class.
Together, they have an impressive list of titles including: 28 Pinto Horse Association of America (PtHA) World Championships, three PtHA Reserve World Championships, two PtHA World High Point 18 & Under Pony, PtHA World High Point 18 & Under English, PtHA World High Point 18 & Under Western, 4th in the nation for Junior Youth High Point and a multitude of regional and local wins. In 2014, Lauren earned her Pinto Youth Legion of Merit Award with Choco and Karen Clark was named Pinto Horsewoman of the Year and was inducted into the Pinto Hall of Fame.
Now on the road to recovery, Lauren and Choco have proved that hard work, dedication and a little bit of hope can make dreams come true! A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Breyer honored Choco with a portrait model in 2015 and invited him adn Lauren to be special guests at Breyerfest the same year. Here's a photo of them at Breyerfest, meeting fans.
Breyer Model #1739