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Sportsmanship Award

"Julia Cotter Memorial Trophy"
Donated by Hugh Kerrigan and the Farmington Polo Club

This award is presented annually to a Professional, Amateur or Junior active CHJA Member whose character best exemplifies the qualities of decency, fair play, and graciousness in victory or defeat.

2018 Sportsmanship Award 

Remy Sasso
 Fairfield County Hunt Club

Remy Sasso loves everything about the CHJA; the people, the shows, the Banquet and most of all the CHJA Medal Finals where she has volunteered for the last two years. She arrives early, leaves late and is cheerfully ready for any task. When she gets a break, she watches the other riders show and cheers on her barn mates. Kind and supportive with an encouraging word for everyone, one would never know the disappointment she was feeling inside as her beloved horse was injured and she had to bypass the entire show season. 

Remy Sasso is the recipient of the Sportsmanship Award because of the horseperson she is and her ability to be gracious in victory and defeat. She is compassionate to the horses, helpful to other riders and gives back to the organization that means so much to her. Despite her own disappointment this year, she turned to expanding her horsemanship by learning new grooming skills and then enthusiastically sharing her new talents at her barn. So not just her own horse, but all the school horses got a body clip! She helped the younger riders prepare for Finals and made her show equipment available to others that needed it. 

“No one is more gracious with her time, supportive of her fellow competitors and barn family, or more deserving of the Julia Cotter Memorial Trophy in 2018.” 

Congratulations Remy from the Officers, Board of Directors, Equitation Committee and the entire CHJA Membership!  



Is there a special someone in your barn whose character best exemplifies the qualities
of decency, fair play and graciousness in victory or defeat?

Are they always willing to lend a hand?

Do they encourage and congratulate everyone?

Do they have a positive attitude and set a good example for the younger riders?

Do they exhibit good horsemanship and put their horse's needs first?

Why not nominate them for the CHJA Sportsmanship Award?

Click on Sportsmanship Nomination to the right for more details!

Active CHJA Amateur. Junior and Professional members are eligible for the award! 



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