Jay Guidry was inducted into the Louisiana Cattle Festival Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 5, 2006 at the Festival Honoree’s banquet.
Guidry is married to Annie Trahan Guidry and they are the parents of three children. The Guidrys were the owners and operators of Jay Guidry Phillip 66 Service Station on the northeast corner directly across from the Vermilion Parish Courthouse for 38 years.
He is a longtime member of the Louisiana Cattle Festival, having served on the Board of Directors for a number of years. Guidry was named Festival Volunteer of the Year in 1998 by the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals. He helped restart and was in charge of the Vermilion Parish Junior Sheriff’s Posse under Sheriff Ray LeMaire’s administration. He is also serving in the same capacity as leader of the Junior Sheriff’s Posse under the current administration of Sheriff Mike Couvillon. Jay and Annie are the owners of JAG Show Horses in Abbeville.
Through the years the farm has bred, raised, trained and shown a total of seven World and Reserve World Champions.
Guidry is a longtime member of the Louisiana Quarter Horse Association and the Louisiana Paint Horse Association. Jay has enjoyed helping and serving through the Louisiana Cattle Festival for a number of years and giving back to a community which has been good to him and his family.
It was also announced at the induction banquet that the Louisiana Cattle Festival Rodeo Arena will be renamed in Mr. Guidry’s honor.