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  • Zim Ponies

    Can anyone tell me what happened to the Zim ponies? Are they still around or does anyone have one? I owned the pony Zims First In Line briefly when I was very young. But I thought they were wonderful ponies and would love to have one as a broodmare!

  • #2
    We had Zim's Hit Parade in our barn for a few years. We bought him from Allyson Colluccio (but she was still Jacoby then). He was a WONDERFUL pony! Haven't seen any recently though.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks! Let me know if you hear of any mares!!


      • #4
        I had Zim's Good Lookin', a.k.a. Zelda, in the 80's until she died in the 90's. Professional photographer, Amy Dragoo, showed her when she was in high school. She was Grand Prix rider, Tracey Weinberg's large pony before then. I'm sure most of them, if not all, are deceased by now.

        Some trivia: Before Zim's was attached to the Zimmerman's ponies, Winchester was used. I owned the small ponies, Winchester Marine and Winchester June back in the 60's.

        Btw, I think I have a photo of Zim's Hit Parade when he was on a layover at our farm. It was either before or after Harrisburg with trainer, Trudy Maxwell.


        • #5
          Zim's Hit Parade was a medium and was shown by Megan Trueman when he was at Trudy's and that would have been around 1982 0r 1983.


          • Original Poster

            Was it Richard Zimmerman who bred them? I thought they were from Canada.


            • #7
              I think it was RZ's parents, Henry and Zelda, that started it all. Brother Donnie Zimmerman rode Winchester Marine. Ira was the youngest brother and must be in his early 60's by now. They were all based in Maryland when I was growing up.


              • #8
                YOU HAD MY PONY!

                Originally posted by katie16 View Post
                We had Zim's Hit Parade in our barn for a few years. We bought him from Allyson Colluccio (but she was still Jacoby then). He was a WONDERFUL pony! Haven't seen any recently though.
                Sorry to shout, but I nearly did a back flip when I read that. He was mine before he got that Zim's name.
                I called him Shawn and showed him under the name Simon Says. I am near Charleston, SC. We found him in someone's back yard in Charlotte, NC. We got him when I was nine and that was in 1976.
                I would love to have any pictures you may have from then.
                Richard bought him from us and sold him under his Zim's name.
                We called around looking for him many years ago and were told by someone, I don't recall who, that he had been a good boy for years and broken his shoulder in a pasture mishap when he was around 19.

                Wow! I loved that pony!
                Suzi-- Tack N' Tow


                • #9
                  Here is a picture of Zim's Hit Parade

                  Suzi-- Tack N' Tow


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tack N' Tow View Post
                    Here is a picture of Zim's Hit Parade

                    What a beautiful pony.


                    • #11
                      I remember one from down by Va. Beach named. " Zims Knee High " such a good pony .
                      "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                      • #12
                        a friend had a zim pony at one point i believe, and the name was zims oh my stars IRRC

                        Blitz <3 & Leap of Faith <3


                        • #13
                          Bumping this back up, 'cause I want to see pictures! Pretty Please!
                          Suzi-- Tack N' Tow


                          • #14
                            A lot of the Zim's ponies that Henry and Zelda sold were by Foxhollow Singing Star.
                            I had one of the few who grew to horses, Zim's Mr. Spoons.
                            Trying to remember other names.


                            • #15
                              Katie16 where did you go?

                              I sure would love to see pictures of Z's Hit Parade if you have any?
                              Suzi-- Tack N' Tow