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Southern Playboy Named 2019 Top 5 Stallion

Owned by Clyde Connelly, Southern Playboy is the 2006 World Grand Champion.

Southern Playboy is a familiar name when it comes to the 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. Southern Playboy was named the 2019 MFTHBA Breeding Sire of the Year last week.

Bred, owned, and shown by Clyde Connelly of Ava, Missouri, Southern Playboy’s offspring brought home several top honors in 2019. Notable offspring include the following: Amateur Owned and Trained 4 Years and Older World Grand Champion, Playboy’s Alma Lou, owned by Kassidy and Kurt Landon of Lebanon, Missouri, Amateur Owned Limited 4 Years & Older Reserve World Grand Champion, Playboy’s Been to Hollywood W., owned by Mike and Sandy Wood of Bolivar, Missouri, and Karen Jolley-Leighton of Springfield, Missouri, and Amateur Owned & Trained Futurity Mares Champion, Playboy’s Almost Heaven, owned by Samantha Mullin and Clyde Connelly of Ava, 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 2019, 101 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 2019 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year on Friday.

All Top 5 Stallions will be honored at the 2020 Spring Show and Futurity in June.

Rounding out the Top 10:

  1. Hollywood Playboy
  2. Time to Tango
  3. Jester’s Main Event M.L.
  4. Phantom of the Ozarks
  5. Big Whiskey
  6. Jester’s Ebony