THE ITLA CONVENTION AND CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW were possibly the best attended in ITLA history. An estimated over 400 people were in attendance with many local Indiana rural people taking a serious cold look at Texas Longhorns. Attendees were from all over the USA plus Australia and Canada. If you were there you know all about it -- if not, this will give a photo glance at the festive event.
A good assortment of directors, girl friends and husbands at the ITLA event.
Stan and Jimmie Jernigan came up to Indiana from Abilene, TX. Stan gets the Championship loot here from new ITLA President Mike Tomey.
Sr Cow class at ITLA Championship.
Ginger Pop, Jr Champion Halter owned/shown by Duck Creek Cattle Co, Gretchin Scott.
Drum Roll, 1st place Int. Bull and Reserve Champion, shown by Kara Dickinson, owned by Chad Dickinson, Georgetown, TX.
ITLA Awards Banquet, Benefit Auction.
Mike Tomey presenting to Joel Dickinson for All Age Champion Non Halter Cow, Jam Packed.
Jam Packed, age 4, 86" horn T2T. All Age Grand Champion ITLA Cow, owned by Dickinson Cattle Co, Barnesville, Ohio.
Idle Image, yearling bull. ITLA Championship All Age Grand Champion Bull. He is a son of Annex out of Idle Frenzie the dam of Clear Point. Shown by Doug Burris of Dickinson Cattle Co. Judge is Larry P. Smith III.
Past President Gary Bruch, Strong City, KS won the Charles Goodnight award for generous service to ITLA for 26 years.
Tony Brewster was volume buyer of the ITLA Fund Raiser Heifer auction with 6 purchases.
President Mike Tomey of Bedford, Indiana had the ITLA leadership dropped in his bucket without normal notice. The job Mike, his hard driving wife Jamie and his whole family preformed was super-human. Absolutely unbelievable.
What a great team to pull off this massive event without a glitch. Thank you Mike and Jamie.
Thanks to Charlie Searle for all his photos.