Southern Playboy Named 2018 Top 5 Stallion
Southern Playboy is a familiar name when it comes to MFTHBA Stallion of the Year award. Since the inception of the Stallion of the Year award in 2012, Southern Playboy has been in the Top 5 every year, including winning the 2013 Stallion of the Year.
Bred, owned, and shown by Clyde Connelly of Ava, Missouri, Southern Playboy’s offspring brought home several top honors in 2018. Notable offspring include the following: Men’s Four Years and Older Reserve World Grand Champion & Amateur Novice Reserve World Grand Champion, Playboy’s Been to Hollywood, owned by Mike and Sandy Wood of Bolivar, Missouri, the Youth 11 & Under World Grand Champion, Midnight Mandy, owned by Sharon Jolley-Ballowe of Rogersville, Missouri, and Karen Jolley-Leighton of Springfield, Missouri, and Amateur Owned & Trained Futurity Mares Champion, N Hot Pursuit, owned by Kent and Billie Ramsey of Licking, Missouri.
The MFTHBA congratulates Southern Playboy and Clyde Connelly. 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 2018, 103 stallions earned points toward the award.
This week we will highlight each stallion in the Top 5 for the award leading up to the naming of the 2018 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year on Friday.
All Top 5 Stallions will be honored at the 2019 Spring Show and Futurity in June.
Rounding out the Top 10:
5. Hollywood Playboy
6. Phantom of the Ozarks
7. Time to Tango
8. Ruby’s Red Rocker V.
10. Gunslinger’s Guns & Roses A.