Grand Central Named 2016 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year
The 2016 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year is Grand Central. He was bred by Steve Maxey of Watkinsville, Georgia, and he is owned by Joe and Jennifer Stewart of Farmington, Arkansas. This is the fourth straight year that Grand Central has been named to the Stallion of the Year Top 5 and the third year in a row that he has won the top honor. He was also named a 2016 Top 5 Breeding Sire earlier this year. Grand Central was sired by Prince Jester’s Shadowfax and out of the mare, Madam Cassey Fox.
Grand Central had several offspring win this past year in the performance and model arenas. A few of his offspring included the following: Open 5 Year and Older World Grand Champion, Baby Grand, owned by Autumn Larkowski of Strafford, Missouri, Open 3 Year Old World Grand Champion, Sweet Desire, owned by Kevin Harp and Ronlin Farms, LLC, of Dadeville, Missouri, and Amateur Owned Specialty 5 Years and Older World Grand Champion, I Told You So, owned by Jimmy Bell of Salem, Missouri.
Grand Central will be honored at the 2017 Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity along with the other members of the Stallion of the Year Top 5.
The MFTHBA congratulates Grand Central and the Stewart family on this accomplishment. Thank you for your contributions to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse breed.
The Stallion of the Year Award:
Designed to honor the stallion with the most successful offspring at MFTHBA sponsored shows, a point system was applied to pre-designated classes. All World Grand Champion classes, Spring Show Championship Classes and Three Year Old Futurity classes were included in the calculations. In 2016, 108 stallions earned points toward the award.