Award Events

National Golden Spur Award

Recognizing accomplishment by an individual, the National Golden Spur Award is the livestock and ranching industries most prestigious honor. Established in 1978, the annual award has been conferred upon iconic industry leaders whose unparalleled devotion to land and livestock earned them notable respect and admiration by their peers. The award also highlights the humanistic, scientific and technological contributions of the livestock and ranching industries to society.

Golden Spur is sponsored and bestowed by six livestock and ranching organizations: American Quarter Horse Association; National Cattleman’s Foundation; Ranching Heritage Association; Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association; Texas Cattle Feeders Association; and Texas Farm Bureau.

The Golden Spur presentation piece, “The Rancher,” was sculpted by Harold Holden and was created exclusively for the purpose of recognizing the National Golden Spur Award recipient.

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RHA Working Cowboy Award

The Ranching Heritage Association developed the RHA Working Cowboy Award in 2018 to recognize outstanding men and women who make their living in the saddle taking care of livestock and the land. It was important to the board to recognize those folks who brave all kinds of weather and conditions to ensure that the work gets done. The board also emphasized the need to recognize the candidate’s integrity, impact on the ranch and community, and overall standards.

2022 Golden Spur & Working Cowboy Awards

National Golden Spur & Working Cowboy Awards

Join us for the 44th Annual National Golden Spur & Working Cowboy Awards as we recognize and honor industry leaders and hard-working individuals who have devoted their lives to the stewardship of their land and livestock.

Tickets are now on sale!


Overton Hotel & Convention Center
2322 Mac Davis Lane
Lubbock, TX

Hotel Accommodations 

Overton Hotel & Convention Center | (806) 776-7000

For discounted hotel rooms, mention the National Golden Spur Award room block.

Reserve your room today!



October 15, 2022


6 p.m.


$125 - Non-member
$95 - Ranching Heritage Association Member
$2,500 - Choice Table for 8
$5,000 - Prime Table for 8

Purchase / Registration:

Reservations Required
Purchase tickets online, or contact Vicki Quinn-Williams at (806) 834-0469 or
Purchase Deadline - October 6, 2022
Register Here