Southern Playboy Named 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. Southern Playboy is sired by Southern Sunrise and out of the mare, Missouri Laurel.
Bred, owned, and shown by Clyde Connelly of Ava, Missouri, Southern Playboy’s offspring brought home several top honors in 2016. Notable offspring include the following: Amateur Owned 5 Year and Older Reserve World Grand Champion and Youth 11 & Under World Grand Champion, Midnight Mandy, owned by Sharon Jolley-Ballowe and Karen Jolley-Leighton of Springfield, Missouri, Ladies 3 Year Old World Grand Champion and Amateur Open 3 Year Old World Grand Champion, Playboy’s Been to Hollywood, owned by Mike and Sandy Wood of Bolivar, Missouri, and Open Amateur 4 Year Old Reserve World Grand Champion, Heza Rock Star, owned by Amber and Colleen Wilson of Bonner Springs, Kansas.
The MFTHBA congratulates Southern Playboy and Clyde Connelly. Thank you for your contributions to the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse breed.
More on the Stallion of the Year:
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 2015, 108 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 2016 MFTHBA Stallion of the Year on Friday.
All Top 5 Stallions will be honored at the 2017 Spring Show and Futurity in June.