Sunrise’s One-Eyed Pirate Named Top 5 Breeding Sire
The MFTHBA congratulates Sunrise’s One-Eyed Pirate on being named a Top 5 MFTHBA Breeding sire. Owned and bred by Larry Stevens of Marshfield, Missouri, Sunrise’s One-Eyed Pirate is the first pony to be honored as a Top 5 Breeding Sire. Sunrise’s One-Eyed Pirate consistently throws color. To date, he has produced all palominos and a buckskin. This is also the first time that he has been named as a Top 5 Breeding Sire for the MFTHBA. Sunrise’s One-Eyed Pirate was sired by Southern Sunrise and out of the mare Sir Ebony Barton’s Precious (Sir Ebony Barton).
The MFTHBA thanks Mr. Stevens for his contributions to the future generations of Missouri Fox Trotters through his stallion, Sunrise’s One-Eye Pirate. Sunrise’s One-Eyed Pirate and Mr. Stevens will be formally recognized for this accomplishment at the 2016 Spring Show and Three Year Old Futurity.
The Breeding Sire of the Year award was established by the MFTHBA Membership Committee to recognize stallions providing significant impact to the continuation of the breed. In addition, the award was designed to encourage foal registration in a timely manner, something that helps the MFTHBA in its task to preserve the registry of the breed.
The criteria for the award are simple:
- All stallions who submit an on-time stallion breeding report are eligible.
- The 2015 Top 5 list represents the stallions with the most foals born in 2015 and registered with the MFTHBA by December 31, 2015.
Check back tomorrow morning to see another Top 5 Breeding Sire.