//

Sept. 20, 2015

Each year, the National Golden Spur Award recognizes the lifetime achievements of the nation’s top rancher. This unique award, the only national distinction of its kind, recognizes outstanding contributions to the ranching and livestock industry. More than bringing prestige to an individual, the award spotlights the humanistic and scientific contributions of the livestock and ranching industries.

The National Golden Spur Award is a joint recognition by some of the industry’s leading organizations, among them the American Quarter Horse Association, National Cattlemen’s Foundation, Ranching Heritage Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association and Texas Farm Bureau.

The Golden Spur recognizes outstanding contributions to the ranching and livestock industry.

Host organization, the Ranching Heritage Association, is a support arm of the National Ranching Heritage Center museum and historical park established to preserve the history of ranching, pioneer life and the development of the livestock industry in North America.

Golden Spur 2015

TBA
TBA

Past Golden Spur Recipients

  • 2014 – James Herring
  • 2013 – John Means
  • 2012 – Buster Welch
  • 2011 – Nolan Ryan
  • 2010 – Bill Tullos
  • 2009 – Jack Maddux
  • 2008 – Bob Moorhouse
  • 2007 – Jay O’Brien
  • 2006 – Helen King Kleberg Groves
  • 2005 – John L. “Chip” Merrill
  • 2004 – Don Butler
  • 2003 – Rebecca Lockhart
  • 2002 – James Powell
  • 2001 – Anne W. Marion
  • 2000 – John W. Lacey
  • 1999 – R.A. “Rob” Brown
  • 1998 – Robert D. Josserand
  • 1997 – Dolph Briscoe
  • 1996 – Dub Waldrip
  • 1995 – A.L. Black
  • 1994 – Kenneth Monfort
  • 1993 – John Cargile
  • 1992 – Linda Davis
  • 1991 – Clarence Scharbauer
  • 1990 – Jo Ann Smith
  • 1989 – Hilmar Moore
  • 1988 – Jim Barron
  • 1987 – Walter Pfluger
  • 1986 – Bill Farr
  • 1985 – Marie Tyler
  • 1984 – Foy Proctor
  • 1983 – John B. Armstrong
  • 1982 – J. Ernest Browning
  • 1981 – Watt Matthews
  • 1980 – Fred H. Dressler
  • 1979 – Jay Littleton Taylor
  • 1978 – Albert Knell Mitchell