Distinguished Awards

INTERNATIONAL SHOW DEDICATIONS
1986 – Edgar Hudgins
1986 – J.T. White
1987 – Larue Douglas
1988 – J.T. Garrett
1989 – Harry Gayden
1992 – Ann Green
1993 – Leon Locke
1995 – Raymond Long
1997 – G.T. Stack
2000 – Sloan Williams
2001 – Don Jobes
2003 – Joe Brockett
2005 – Bill Turner
2006 – Guy Jeanes
2007 – Clyde Goudeau
2008 – Charles Greenwood
2009 – Bill Duderstadt
2010 – Dinah Weil
2011 – Jeff Smith
2012 – Leslie “Bubba” Hudgins
2013 – Billy Dan Lindley
2014 – John Joyce
2015 – J. Henry & Mary Catherine Novak
2016 – Marcus Shackelford
NATIONAL SHOW DEDICATIONS
1985 – A.J. Marceau
1989 – Dr. James P. Wood
1990 – Tom Dean
1991 – Herman & Margie Rojillo
1997 – Ike Hamilton
1998 – Les Brandes
2005 – Charles Greenwood
2007 – Max Watts
2008 – Dr. Earl Hubert
2009 – Gordon Guillot
2010 – Dave Sagebiel & Jerry Simon
2012 – Shirley Watts
2015 – Dr. Jim Sanders
ABBA HALL OF FAME
1983 – Abel Pierce Borden
1984 – James W. Sartwelle
1985 – William States Jacobs
1986 – Walter Hudgins
1987 – Henry O. Partin
1988 – Aubrey J. Marceaux
1989 – Eligio Garcia
1990 – J.A. Clifford
1991 – Sid Crochet
1992 – Cy Yoakum
1993 – J.T. White
1994 – Howard Parker
1995 – Henry Clay Koontz
1996 – Larue Douglas
1997 – Edgar H. Hudgins
1998 – Leon Locke
1999 – H.C. Koontz
2000 – Sloan Williams
2001 – Margaret Watkins
2002 – Bob Massey
2005 – Max Watts
2005 – Emily Dial
2006 – J.T. “Jack” Garrett
2007 – Manual Guzman Willis Siller
2008 – J.V. Gates
2010 – Wendell Schronk
2010 – Gilbert Tucker
2011 – Richard Forgason
2011 – Dinah Weil
2011 – Johnny Jeffcoat
2012 – Marcus Shackelford
2013 – Leslie “Bubba” Hudgins
– Harry P. Gayden
2014 – Max Hammond
2015 – Clyde Goudeau
2015 – Dr. Edward J. LeBlanc, Jr.
2016 – J.Carter Thomas
BRAHMAN FRIEND OF THE YEAR
1982 – Les Brandes
1982 – Charles Scruggs
1982 – Dr. Bill Turner
1984 – Don Wakeman
1984 – Ted Gouldy
1985 – Dr. Randall Grooms
1987 – Dr. Jim Sanders
1988 – Dr. Ike Smart
1988 – Lionel Chambers
1989 – Bill Mies
1994 – E.C. Larkin
1994 – Dr. John McNeill
1994 – Dr. Larry Boleman
1994 – Dr. Paul Humes
1994 – Manual Guzman (International)
1995 – Dr. Tweesackdi (International)
1996 – Vincente Lecuna, Sr. (International)
2000 – Dr. Don Franke
2001 – Mike Phillips
2002 – John Sykes
2003 – Dr. Joe Paschal
2004 – Charles Graham
2005 – Ken Hughes
2006 – Dr. Konrad Eugster
2007 – Nolan Ryan
2008 – Ft. Worth Stock Show
2009 – Todd Staples
2010 – Dr. Tom Field
2010 – Suriya Kijsamrej (International)
2011 – Dr. Chad Chase
2011 – Dr. David Riley
2011 – Raimundo Riojas (International)
2011 – Calixto Garcia-Velez (International)
2012 – Senator Javier Souto
2012 – Pedro Vallarino (International)
2013 – Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
2013 – Jose Albertazzi (International)
2013 – Dr. Neil Burcham
2014 – Carlos Santiogo Castillo (International)
2014 –  Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
2015 – Jose Luis Valdes O’Connell (International)
2015 –  Sam Kane Beef Packers
2016 –  Luis Salinas Falcon (International)
2016 –  Dr. Ron Randel
SPONSOR OF THE YEAR
2012 – Brushy Creek Custom Sires ( Ava Barker)
2014 – Zoetis
2015 – Trans Ova Genetics
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Henry Clay Koontz Memorial Trophy

The HK Memorial Trophy is presented each year in memory of Mr. Henry Clay Koontz. This award was first presented in 1986 after the tragic death of Mr. Koontz who was a long time breeder and promoter of Brahman cattle. The trophy is a bronze casting of the National Champion Bull, HK Mr. America 61/9, better known as Millionaire. This bull had one of the biggest impacts on the Brahman breed of any bull in history. Each year this award is presented to the ranch or individual who accumulates the most points at the previous year’s International Brahman Show.

LETTER FROM MRS. MARY SUE KOONTZ NELSON
Dear Friends,
The Henry Clay Koontz Memorial Trophy has been presented annually to the Brahman breeder with the highest earned points in the Show Ring at the International Show. This bronze sculpture has become a coveted award, as it recognizes the dedication of those Brahman exhibitors who continually promote our breed through this highly competitive process.

Now, after over twenty years, we have decided to give this trophy to the American Brahman Breeders Association with deep affection and many memories. It is our hope that you will continue this annual tradition for us.

The trophy, which is a bronze sculpture of our herd sire, The HK Millionaire 61/9, is by the famed artist, Sonny Timme. It was created from his sketches and molds made of The HK Millionaire on site in 1985. There were only five replicas of this bronze fired before the mold was destroyed. It is a bronze replica of a National Champion that, in many ways, changed the breed.

For our family, the purpose of the trophy was twofold: to honor a man who cared deeply for his Brahman cattle, and to honor those association members who have taken the breed to the forefront by means of the show string. No one is more aware than I am of the time, the expense and the energy it takes to develop a champion!

I thank you for the privilege bestowed on me and my family in allowing us to honor a most beloved man with this tribute … as well as honoring those who have followed so closely in his footsteps. Please accept this trophy with our blessings.
Most sincerely,
Mary Sue Koontz Nelson

HK TROPHY POINT TABLUATION

      1. Seven points to champion bull and cow
      2. Five points to reserve champion bull and cow
      3. Five points to each division champion (calf, junior, intermediate and senior)
      4. Three points to each division reserve champion
      5. Two points to each class winner
      6. Five points to the exhibitor of the first place winners of the produce-of-dam, embryo-produce-of-dam, and get-of-sire classes.
      7. In case of a tie, one point will be awarded to the second place class winner of both sex divisions.
    8. In cases of multiple owned animals, points will be evenly divided amongst all owners.