In hindsight of winning the TWHNC World Grand Championship, John Allan Callaway told the Times-Gazette, “I’m proud of what I’ve done, and what my brother’s done, what my father’s done. It’s a dream come true for all of us. That’s what I’m going to say, every walking horse trainer’s dream to do is to win the World Grand Championship.”
Among those congratulating Callaway Saturday night was his wife, Jada.
“It’s a dream come true. I won it last year, but I never thought that I’d ever win it back-to-back years.”
He also thanked those who helped him and Justified Honors to the big winner’s circle Saturday night — even those behind the scenes.
“Everybody in our barn helped make this happen. Not just me. Not just my dad. Everybody. Without them, we can’t do it.”
Why keep this industry going is a tough question to answer, he said. From a practical standpoint, the industry provides jobs and a unique opportunity. But it also is deep-rooted tradition, “It’s what we’ve all done. A lot of that is all we’ve ever done.”