Banjo is a son of
Dock and best known
worldwide for his beauty and grace. Banjo is a 15.2 hand Stallion and is
very gentle and intelligent. Almost anyone can ride him and children are
attracted to him and love him. Many have his well known photo on their
computer screens and his photos continuously appear in calendars and in
magazines all over the world. He has produced some of the finest
offspring here at Classic Farm and his babies seem to always have his
good looks and gentle nature. Banjo is dark chocolate with a solid four
beat gait . He has proven himself over and over in the Show arena and
has won almost every cherished Championship title available.
Joe Banjo is a very notable son of Dock who has an interesting
story. When Banjo was born in 1998 Jason Stefanic our 15 year old son
was totally enthralled. Jason had been riding Mountain Horses since he
was 8 and was really waiting for that special horse to come along. After
seeing that Jason had claimed Banjo for his own as a baby, Sue and I
decided that this special dark chocolate, white mane and tail stud colt,
needed an extra special name. Name after name had come up and we just weren’t
happy that we found the right one yet.
One trip back from Kentucky to our home state of Pennsylvania made the
difference. As we played the name game for yet another go, Sue asked me
to turn down the radio in the car, John Bonjovi was playing a TUNE. I
said to Sue, how about JOHN BANJO, Sue said how about JOE? Many people
have asked us how we came up with the name Joe Banjo because they
thought it was so unique.
only did Joe Banjo’s name turn out to be unique, but so did Banjo. Jason
broke Banjo as a three year old and decided that was the year he would
show him all by himself. Jason had turned 18 that year and he was able
to show the Stallion Joe Banjo in the big show at the Kentucky Horse Park.
2001 was a banner year for Jason and Banjo for they together won the
coveted Sam Tuttle Award. The youngest rider and horse to ever do so at
that time. In 2002, Jason and Banjo did it again, they won the Sam
Tuttle Award in back to back years and he also went on to become the UMH/KMSHA World Classic Grand Champion.
Many have seen Joe Banjo’s picture’s
in magazines and on posters. His photo’s were published all around the
World. Many know and have grown to love this beautiful and exceptional
Stallion and his popularity is unsurpassed.
Banjo has had quite a show and modeling career over the past few
years. Both he and Madison Colette
(a model from Lexington, KY pictured above) have appeared together in many
National and International horse magazines and calendars over
the past several years. Both have gotten well known together for
their beauty and style.
received many National and International Show titles over the
years for his model appearances as well as his performance under
saddle. Having won the coveted RMHA Sam Tuttle Award twice in
back to back year, he is also two time KMSHA International and World
Grand Champion and two time KMSHA Hi-Point Champion as well as RMHA and KMSHA Futurity 5 and over Grand Champion.
Another one of
Banjo’s fine characteristics is that he passes along his
wonderful characteristics to his get. He is one of the finest
producers of the Mountain Horse breeds today, much like his
legendary father Dock.
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