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Southern Playboy Named 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.

Bred, owned, and shown by Clyde Connelly of Ava, Missouri, Southern Playboy’s offspring brought home several top honors in 2020. Notable offspring include the following: Open Amateur Novice World Grand Champion and Ladies 6 & Over Reserve World Grand Champion, Playboy’s Rebel Yell, owned by Ron Harper of Summersville, Missouri, and the Amateur Owned & Trained Three Year Old Futurity Champion, Squirrell, owned by Alexis Zastoupil & Pam Lynn of Whiteright, Texas.

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 2020, 91 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 2020 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year on Friday.

All Top 5 Stallions will be honored at the 2021 Spring Show and Futurity in June.

Rounding out the Top 10:

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