Proven hunter stallion with a unique breeding combination of a Cor de la Bryere son out of a Capitol I mare

World class rider and trainer John French
  In 2010 John French piloted Crown Affair to multiple victories in the hunter arena. The well-known catch rider and trainer has great admiration for the stallion. “The combination of Crown Affair’s mind, athleticism and look make him one of the nicest hunters I’ve ridden.”

Equine reproductive expert, Dr. Lisa Metcalf
  Dr. Metcalf is unabashedly in love with Crown Affair. She owned and campaigned him in eventing under his original name, Challenge, shortly after he came to the States. By his calm demeanor and compact, handsome head, she recognized him as a Cor de la Bryere son the minute she laid eyes on him. She clearly recalls their first meeting. Several stallions were acting out over the arrival of mares at her Oregon breeding facility, but Crown was “quietly munching hay in the back of his stall.” During their first ride, she was enthralled by his long, floating strides and awed by his effortless jump.

  Since then, Metcalf has sent his highly viable semen across the country and kept tabs on many of his babies. The oldest of those is six now and they are succeeding in everything from the eventing and hunter disciplines as well as great companions. The veterinarian kept a few of his babies and they are on track to make their dad proud.

Oregon hunter/jumper trainer Shelley Campf
  Shelley Campf is an equally big fan. Crown’s track record in jumping, dressage and eventing is remarkable, she notes. “We look at hundreds of horses and very few of them stand out in my head. This one does.” His beautiful technique and movement, combined with his scope as a jumper, give his offspring ample career opportunities. In short, Shelley says, “He’s the perfect stallion for three disciplines.”

Accomplished amateur competitor and private stable owner Jeanette Gilbert
  Breeding to Crown was a no-brainer for horsewoman Jeanette Gilbert. The athletic abilities of his bloodlines first drew her interest and his temperament sealed the deal. “Temperament is a priority for me because I start my own horses and they live at my farm. On top of his bloodlines, what attracted me to Crown is that he’s a puppy dog on the ground. I want a horse that’s nice to be around.”

  Jeanette now has two from Crown Affair: Crown Caper, who earned his Premium status in 2008, and the 2010 foal Chasing Lions, who “has the best personality I’ve ever seen in a baby,” her happy owner reports. “She’s sweet and in-your-pocket, but not aggressive. She’s kind and brave and it’s clear she wants to be with you and do what you want her to.”

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