Grand Central Named 2017 Stallion of the Year
The 2017 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 fifth straight year that Grand Central has been named to the Stallion of the Year Top 5 and the fourth year in a row that he has won the top honor. He was also named a 2017 Top 5 Breeding Sire earlier this year.
Grand Central had a number of offspring in the winner’s circle in 2017. A few of his offspring include the following: Open 5 Year and Older World Grand Champion, C.I.A., owned by Adam Jokisch, of Freeburg, Illinois, Open 4 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, Dirty Distraction, owned by Jarrod O. Freeman of Kansas City, Missouri.
Grand Central will be honored at the 2018 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 2017, 112 stallions earned points toward the award.