• Bill Caine, Woodford Sun Staff

Ballyhigh Stables makes successful trip to KHJA Fall Classic

ANNA PHELAN poses with horse Rockdale's Fable after winning the champion ribbon in the walk/trot division at the KHJA Fall Classic Sept. 16 and 17 at the Kentucky Horse Park. (Photo submitted)

Six riders represented Ballyhigh Show Stables at the Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association Fall Classic Horse Show. The event was held on Sept. 16 and 17 and is a local rated KHJA Show that has the KHJA Medal Finals during the show. Riders must qualify throughout the year to compete in the finals in their division. Six divisions are offered and are based on the level of riding they have competed in during the year. Erin Oberlander showed in the 2'6" medal and won that section. She rode Parle, a warmblood gelding that she leases from Allison Kreindler. Oberlander also competed in the Intermediate Children's Hunter division during the show and received ribbons in that division. Oberlander is a junior at Woodford County High School. Anna Phelan showed Rockdale's Fable, a Ballyhigh Show stable mount, for the champion ribbon in the walk/trot division and Riley De Armond was reserve champion in showing a Ballyhigh pony, La Dee Da. Both girls are from Versailles and attend St. Leo School. Also placing at the KHJA Fall Classic were Annie White, Gracie White, and Olivia O'Hair. Annie White rode Ballyhigh's Athena in the beginner rider division and Gracie White and O'Hair shared Ballyhigh's Greenfield's Bucky for ribbons in the walk/trot (Gracie) and the cross rails equitation (Olivia). Ballyhigh Show Stable, Ltd., is a hunter/jumper stable. The farm does boarding, sales, training, and lessons. Clients show on the local circuit as well as United States Equestrian Federation rated shows. Joyce Brinsfield is the owner/trainer at Ballyhigh and is also the president of the Kentucky Hunter Jumper Association.

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