by Christine HamiltonThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Allysn Jackson of Oxford, North Carolina, will go home with two world championship gold trophies earned by her homebred gelding Crown N Crown. Allysn led the horse to the amateur weanling geldings win November 11, and AQHA Professional Horseman Buddy Laney led the horse to the win in the open on November 18.
Even with an amateur win under your belt, Allysn knows you can’t ever expect a repeat in the open.
“It’s amazing, there were different horses in there that weren’t in the amateur, different judges,” Allysn said after the win. “You just hope it’s your day again. You can’t ever expect it. You just prepare as well as you can."
Allysn credits Buddy and his wife, Jennifer, based in Cherryville, North Carolina, for the gelding's success.
“The horses come first on everything (with Buddy). He’s a really good coach and our rapport is really good…. Jennifer is phenomenal. She does a lot of work…I am so happy to be able to be with them.”
The gelding is out of the mare EF Mystique, the latest of four full siblings that Allysn and her partner, Robert Light, have raised out of her, including reserve world champion Mazzarini and world champion Curvy Cowgirl.
“He’s very correct, really good-legged, great-necked, good hip, strong over his top,” Allysn said. “He’s really a nice horse. He was special from the day that he was born.”
Crown N Crown and AQHA Professional Horseman Buddy Laney