Awards and Recognition

Empress Chinchilla awards breeders who have made major accomplishments in the raising and breeding of chinchillas.  Over the years awards have been created, and retired.  Below is a list of the awards.

Click on any of the listed awards to see a description of the award and a list of the recipients.

Hall of Fame

Empress Chinchilla awards breeders who have made major accomplishments in the raising and breeding of chinchillas.  Over the years awards have been created, and retired.  Below is a list of the awards.

Click on any of the listed awards to see a description of the award and a list of the recipients.

William Bill Poley

November

1988

Reginald Chapman

November

1988

Willis D. &

Maria B. Parker

November

1989

Dr. James Lauridsen

March

1991

Stanley W. Pangborn

November

1991

Edgar Hykes

November

1994

The Bowen Family

Ed, Marge and Bud

March

1998

Vin Somavia

March

2000

Jim Ritterspach

November

2002

William "Bill" &

Rita Booker

November

2005

Dr. Beth-Ann Connell

March

2007

Virden "Pick" Wyatt

March

2010

Maynard and

Calista Beitz

February

2019

Mathias F. Chapman

November

1988

Robert Gunning

November

1989

Harold R. Anderson

November

1990

Willard H. George

November

1991

Dick & Mary Jo Bradford

November

1994

Nat Berkowitz

March

1997

Chapin Hand

January

1999

Ellis Adcock

November

2001

Dan & Anna Harris

March

2004

Bill Edstrom

March

2006

Brent V. Poley

March

2007

Maxine Lynch

March

2016

Gene Adcock

February

2020

Loyd G Sullivan

November

1988

Al and Alice Kline

November

1989

Ramon Somavia

November

1990

Gail Sanden

November

1991

Ralph & Barbara Shoots

November

1994

C. J. Trimble

November

1998

Dale Look

November

2000

Gary & Margo Neubauer

March

2002

Pete & Sue Kiseskey

November

2005

Dave & Chris Woods

March

2006

Hector Aleandri

March

2008

Ryan and Jan Ryerson

March

2018