CH Callaway's Annabel Allison

Photo courtesy of Shane Shiflet
(2004 – )
Owned by Debbie Foley
Inducted: 2014

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Photo courtesy of Shane Shiflet
A challenge from the beginning, powerful, and beautiful, World Grand Champion (WGC) CH Callaway's Annabel Allison's raw talent had the judges in awe throughout 2013. Under the guiding hands of trainer, rider, and owner Debbie Foley, that talent was transformed into championships on the grandest stages.

Foley's partnership with CH Callaway's Annabel Allison has been a magical one. This American Saddlebred mare from Callaway Hills took persistence to develop, but Debbie was patient, and over the years was willing to let her develop at her own pace. Debbie purchased the mare as an unbroken two-year old and was the only person to ever ride her. That development has led to a mighty career and it turned 2013 into a year Debbie will never forget.

CH Callaway's Annabel Allison entered the record books in 2013 as the first mare to win the Five-Gaited World's Championship Horse Show title at the Kentucky State Fair since 1999, and Foley became the first professional woman to be trainer, rider, and sole owner of the winning horse.

On Saturday night at the Kentucky State Fair, CH Callaway's Annabel Allison went down in the history books, topping all three judges' cards for a unanimous, historic victory after an exciting four-horse workout against three of "˜the boys.'

It took four tries for Foley and CH Callaway's Annabel Allison to win the 'big one' at Louisville, and 2013 was her best and strongest performance yet. She had been Five-Gaited Reserve World's Grand Champion in both 2012 and 2010, to Bravo Blue and WGC CH Courageous Lord, respectively, making her win this year even more meaningful

In the lead up to her historic win in Louisville, Silver Brook Stables' impressive mare and rider Debbie Foley earned the Five-Gaited Championship at the Midwest Charity Horse Show. The talented duo completed its 2013 campaign with another Five-Gaited victory at the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Showin Kansas City.

Shown exclusively by Debbie throughout her career, CH Callaway's Annabel Allison had earned over $119,500 in the show ring when the United States Equestrian Federation recognized CH Callaway's Annabel Allison as a National Horse of Honor.

In 2013, Foley received hundreds of cards, emails, and text messages from fans who have been inspired by her and her great mare. Callaway's Annabel Allison is a universally popular winner in the Saddlebred world, and serves as a wonderful ambassador for the American Saddlebred breed.