by Samantha EckertThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Allysn Light led her yearling gelding, Crown N Crown, to the 2011 AQHA World Championship title in the amateur yearling geldings November 6.
“It’s great,” Allysn says after getting a slew of hugs from friends and family. “You never get tired of winning the World Show.”
This is the chestnut gelding’s third world title. He won the 2010 World Show in amateur and open weanling halter geldings. Not only is he a three-time world champion, but he was bred, raised and fitted by the Allysn and her husband, Robert, of Oxford, North Carolina.
“We raised him. We have had his mom for four or five years now.”
The big chestnut gelding is called “Turbo” at home by the Lights. Turbo is by Mazeratti, 2001 open yearling stallion world champion, and out of EF Mystique by Ima Cool Skip. EF Mystique has foaled five registered babies, three of which are performers.
“He’s just really correct, a big pretty horse,” Allysn explains. “There is just a lot of him. He’s really what you look for in a gelding.”
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Winning a world championship title is always special, but when it is a horse you have bred, raised and fitted yourself, you need a lot of support.
“My husband,” Allysn thanks, “and my friend Jennifer Laney – so many people I’d hate to leave anybody out.”
But being blessed with the opportunity to have such amazing horses is left up to the man upstairs.
“I thank God for blessing us with a good mare to have these great babies.”
Allysn Light and Crown N Crown show their stuff in the yearling geldings on November 6 at the 2011 AQHA World Championship Show. (Journal photo).