At the 2020 ABBA National Show held in Shreveport, Louisiana November 3 to 7, the second-ever Marsha Swaner Perpetual Trophy Award was awarded to Detering Red Brahmans of Hempstead, Texas. This honor is a new award bequeathed to the National Grand Champion Red Brahman Female each year.
The Red Brahman Senior Division Champion, DB SOUTHERN STYLE 1/536 (P) “Polly”, won Grand Champion overall and subsequently the special Marsha Swaner Perpetual Trophy honors. The polled +MR BF IRON MAN 55/7 daughter was exhibited by Jennifer Parker.
This trophy is dedicated to the late Marsha Elaine Swaner of Swaner Brahmans, who passed away January 1, 2019, after a strong and courageous battle with kidney disease.
This is the second Detering branded animal to receive this award. Last year’s National Grand Champion Red Brahman Female was DB SOUTHERN STYLE 1/553 (P) ‘Iseeyu’, who was owned and exhibited by Collin Kyle Parker.
Since the 2019 trophy was unavailable for presentation during last year’s National Show, there was a presentation of the 2019 and the 2020 trophies this year on the backdrop.
This award has a large perpetual trophy that is on display at the ABBA office with every winner’s information inscribed on the base. Then, the winner of the award each year receives a duplicate of the trophy to proudly display in their trophy rooms and cases.