SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Champion Saratoga horse trainer Chad Brown has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, after being arrested back in August. Brown was originally charged with criminal obstruction of breathing for allegedly choking his ex-girlfriend.

Brown pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of harassment on Monday. He will be sentenced to a one year conditional discharge, and have to follow the terms of an order of protection.

Brown released this statement after the court appearance:

While I’m satisfied to put this unfortunate incident behind me and pleased that as a result I will not have a criminal record, I regret details of my personal life being made public through the media. For this, I apologize to my family, friends, clients, and coworkers. I can and will do better in the future. I greatly appreciate all who have supported me throughout this ordeal.”