Each year the directors vote on a nominee for The Good Sportsmanship Award. This award will be given to a CHSA member each year based on conduct, cheerfulness and character, demonstrated during the show season. The award is given at the annual Awards Banquet. Nominees for this annual award should be proposed by the members of CHSA. It is not necessary that this nominee be a competitor. It could be a trainer, instructor, groom or anyone at all who is a CHSA member.
A key things to keep in mind is conduct and interaction of the nominee with trainers, parents, show personnel and other participants. The way a person handles success or defeat following a performance is a good indication of sportsmanship.
Integrity, honesty and adherence to the rules are also prime considerations.
Nominations, along with a brief description of why you are making the recommendation, should be sent to Kristen Kuzmickas Guadagnino, Chairman of the Sportsmanship Award Committee, 203 Regan Road, Vernon, CT 06066 or can be emailed to chsa@chsaonline. Nominations are due by February 1, 2006.