The Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame was established in 2009 by leaders in the Cattle, Dairy, Sheep and Pork industry. The purpose of this award is to bestow honor and recognition upon Virginians who have made outstanding contributions to the State’s livestock industry and its people. At that time the Horse Industry was not included, thus leaving out many individuals deserving this high honor. Through the efforts of the Virginia Horse Council this situation was changed in 2013.
The inaugural inductee in 2014 for the Horse Industry was Dr. Arden H. Huff. The Virginia Horse Council (VHC) is inviting you to submit your nomination for the 2015 Award. The VHC will review suggestions from all organizations and select the nominee. The nominee will be submitted to the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame Committee along with the $300 nomination fee. The final selection is made by the Hall of Fame Committee. There is also a Pioneer Award for a deserving deceased recipient who has passed away within the last fifty years. Inductees have their portraits on permanent display in the Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The deadline for submissions is November 10, 2015 for nominating someone for 2016. There are many deserving Virginians who have made tremendous contributions to our state’s Horse Industry. Thank you for taking the time to ensure that the Horse Industry is included with the recognition of one of our many fine horsemen.