V8 Ranch was recognized at the 2019 ABBA Annual Membership Meeting as the winner of the prestigious HK Trophy for Premier Exhibitor of the 2018 Houston Livestock Show. This award is given in honor of Henry Clay Koontz, esteemed Brahman breeder. It is presented to the ranch that is the premier exhibitor of the show.
In 2018, V8 Ranch exhibited three of the four major champions in the grey Brahman show.
V8 Herdsman, Kolten Thigpen, accepted the trophy along with Rachel Cutrer.