World Grand Champion Fly Dragonfly was humanely euthanized on Thursday, June 29th, due to severe complications of colic. The nine-year-old stallion was owned by Dr. Shannon Harr of Olive Hill, Kentucky, and trained by Formac Stables. Purchased in 2020, Fly Dragonfly was shown in both amateur and open classes with much success. Last year, he gave Shannon the Celebration of a lifetime, earning a World Championship in the Novice Gentlemen on Stallions division and returning the following week to claim the 2022 Novice World Grand Championship. He was also named 2022 Novice Horse of the Year by the Walking Horse Trainers’ Association and was carrying the momentum of his many accomplishments into 2023, most recently with a strong performance at the Spring Fun Show. 
Shannon would like to thank all the Fly Dragonfly fans for their support and kind words over the years, and especially in this difficult time. He also extends gratitude to Dr. Richard Wilhelm and Dr. Blake Everett for the excellent medical attention they provided to Fly, as well as to the employees at Formac Stables, for their exceptional care of the stallion since 2017. And, as always, he gives special thanks to Jimmy McConnell for the opportunity to own and show what he can only describe as a “once in a lifetime horse” like Fly Dragonfly.