Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse News

2007 November/December
Winter Issue


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by Mary Marshall

The lure of the Bluegrass, fine horses, and friendly people convinced Bill and Ina Wolfinger that Kentucky was the place to be. In July 2007, the Wolfinger’s moved from Shamong, New Jersey, to Bardstown, Kentucky, and christened their new farm Pine Crest.

Five horses currently reside on the 17-acre farm, including Kentucky Night who finished fourth at the 2007 International Grand Championship in the Five and Older Geldings Classic Pleasure class. Kentucky Night is trained and ridden by Brian Sims, and shown on occasion by the Wolfinger’s 22-year-old granddaughter Mandy Wolfinger.

In addition to showing, Bill and Ina enjoy trail riding. After retiring as the owner of a machine shop, the Wolfinger’s knew that Kentucky was the place to be.

"Our granddaughter Mandy really got us into horses," said Ina. "First it was Quarter Horses, then she made the switch to Tennessee Walkers. But it was the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse that really got us hooked. We had to travel so far to Kentucky to show, and really enjoyed the people and the horses. That made the decision to move here an easy one. We have made a lot of friends along the way, especially in the KMSHA."

Ina and Bill would eventually like to breed a few good Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horses, and would enjoy watching the foals grow and progress under their watchful eye.

"The Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse is the breed for us," said Ina. "We enjoy their wonderful temperament, smooth gait, and their beauty."