The 2008 CHSA Good Sportsmanship Award was presented to Brianna Couture by Kristen Guadagnino, Chairperson of the Sportsmanship Committee. Sandy Giammarco wrote a very moving nomination letter for Brianna.

2008 Sportsmanship Award

Do you know of a CHSA member who:

  • is always around, willing to lend a helping hand?
  • as a competitor who exhibits a sporting character throughout the ups and downs of the show year?
  • has persevered through various hardships to achieve personal success with their horse?
  • is a role model for juniors, amateurs and professionals?

If you have answered YES to any of these questions, then you should nominate that person for the 2009 CHSA Sportsmanship Award !

Each year the CHSA directors vote on a nominee for The Good
Sportsmanship Award. This award will be given to a CHSA member each
year based on conduct, and character, demonstrated during
the show season. The award is given at the annual CHSA 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 at all who is a CHSA member.

A few key things to keep in mind is the conduct and interaction of
the nominee with trainers, parents, show personnel and other
participants. The way a person handles sucess or defeat following a
performance is a good indication of sportsmanship. Integrity, honesty
and adherence to the rules are also prime considerations.

Deadline for nominations is February 16, 2010. Send letter of
nomination or questions to: Kristen Guadagnino, Chairman of the Sportsmanship Award Committee, 195 Hillstown Road, Manchester, Ct. 06040. Email: fullcirclefarmCT@yahoo.com