Grand Central Named 2020 Stallion of the Year
The 2020 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year is no stranger to this award. Congratulations to 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 eighth straight year that Grand Central has been named to the Stallion of the Year Top 5, and it is the seventh year in a row that he has won the top honor.
Grand Central had a number of offspring in the winner’s circle in 2020. A few of his offspring include Amateur Owned Three Year Old World Grand Champion, Felony Melanie., owned by Joe Dampier, of Eldridge, Missouri, the Open Four Year Old World Grand Champion, Grand Slamm owned by Lloyd Dehner of Mansfield, Missouri, and the Youth 15-17 World Grand Champion, Lady Antebellum, owned by Adam Jokisch of Freeburg, Illinois.
Grand Central will be honored at the 2021 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 preliminary and championship classes were included in the calculations. In 2020, 91 stallions earned points toward the award.
Rounding out the Top 10:
2. Jester’s Charming King
3. Jester’s Charming Legend
4. Southern Playboy
5. Sunrise’s Golden Image
6. Ruby’s Red Rocker V.
7. Hollywood Playboy
7. Jester’s Main Event M.L.
7. Pride’s Traveling John John
8. Jester’s Ebony
9. Southern Nights
10. HTR’s Rock N’ Roller