The Award
Current Awardee
Past Awardees

Gary was elected and served as:

  • Second Vice President, 1978-1980
  • First Vice President, 1980-1984
  • President, 1984-1988
  • Immediate Past President, 1988-1990
  • Appointed ASFA's first Field Representative, 1990.


October 28, 1938 - April 9, 1991

Gary and his wife, Marietta, owned and handled Afghan Hounds beginning in 1974. His hound, Bandit, was recognized as one of the first five ASFA LCM hounds and was the number one sighthound in 1976, 1977, and 1978. Another of his hounds, Piper, LCM XII, was number one Afghan Hound in 1984, 1985, 1986, and 1987.

Gary was an active ASFA judge in 1977 through 1984. He was Chairman of Judges Licensing between 1978 and 1984.

He was an active member or chairman of numerous committees including:

  • AKC co-ordination/ Liaison/ Negotiation;
  • Reinstatements;
  • Budget andFinances;
  • FAN;
  • Constitution Revision;
  • Rules;
  • Nominating;
  • several investigative committees of the Board

One year after his death the ASFA Board approved, in 1992, the Gary Forrester Achievement Award to memorialize Gary's exemplary contributions and dedication to the advancement of lure coursing and the ASFA.