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