Colorado American Saddle Horse Association is looking for nominations for the CASHA Horse of the Year and the CASHA Adult & Juvenile Sportsman of the Year for year-end awards. We are also looking for point sheets for the Juvenile Volunteer of the Year (see below for info). If you have a person or horse you would like to nominate please fill out the forms located on the CASHA website for Sportsman of the Year and Horse of the Year (CASHA website under Awards at www.coloradosaddlebred.com) and return them to Stacey Kipper-Perrelli via email to Stacey0975@aol.com or mail to:
7033 South Versailles Street
Aurora, Colorado 80016.
Nominations are due by Sunday, October 11th! Nominees will then be voted on by the membership!!!
The definition of Sportsmanship is as follows:
Sportsmanship is conformance to the rules, spirit, and etiquette of sport. More grandly, it may be considered the ethos of sport. It is interesting that the motivation for sport is often an elusive element. Sportsmanship expresses an aspiration or ethos that the activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one's competitors. Being a "good sport" involves being a "good winner" as well as being a "good loser".
Sportsmanship typically is regarded as a component of morality in sport, composed of three related and perhaps overlapping concepts: fair play, sportsmanship, and character. Fair play refers to all participants having an equitable chance to pursue victory and acting toward others in an honest, straightforward, and a firm and dignified manner even when others do not play fairly. It includes respect for others including team members, opponents, and officials. Character refers to dispositions, values and habits that determine the way that person normally responds to desires, fears, challenges, opportunities, failures and successes and is typically seen in polite behaviors toward others such as helping an opponent up or shaking hands after a match. An individual is believed to have a “good character” when those dispositions and habits reflect core ethical values.
Sportsmanship can be conceptualized as an enduring and relatively stable characteristic or disposition such that individuals differ in the way they are generally expected to behave in sport situations. In general, sportsmanship refers to virtues such as fairness, self-control, courage and persistence and has been associated with interpersonal concepts of treating others and being treated fairly, maintaining self-control in dealing with others, and respect for both authority and opponents.
Horse of the Year examples are as follows:
If you have a horse that is your favorite lesson horse at the barn, that horse has the biggest heart in the world, and has taken many beginner riders to the show ring in academy classes, that horse is eligible for CASHA Horse of the Year. If you have seen one horse at the horse shows that just blows you away and you have to watch it every time it goes into the show ring, that horse is eligible for CASHA Horse of the Year. If you know of a horse that won more blue ribbons than any other horse at all the horse shows this year, that horse is eligible for CASHA Horse of the Year.
CASHA is also looking for point sheets for the Juvenile Volunteer of the Year. If you have volunteered at horse shows this year, please see the rules and fill out point sheets for your participation. Juvenile volunteers must fill out a volunteer sheet and email, hand deliver, or mail to Jacki Rosellen at 1322 Bailey Drive, Brighton, Colorado 80603 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer sheet deadline has been extended to October 18, 2015.