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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.

2017 Sportsmanship Award 

Isabel Rudaz
Isabel Rudaz
 Fairfield County Hunt Club

“Isabel is a role model to her peers. She will always happily lend a hand whether it’s putting a school pony away, helping a friend bathe their horse or pony, setting jumps and courses, taking on extra duties on the FCHC Junior Riding Committee or riding extra horses. For the past two years, Isabel has been organizing horsemanship question and answer practice sessions for the Fairfield riders ahead of the horsemanship tests administered during the Fairfield June Benefit Horse and CHJA Finals.

 Before horse shows she will even gather our riders for a tack cleaning session! And if that isn’t enough Isabel will also help the little kids learn their courses, and will patiently teach them how to tack up ponies, groom and basic horse care.

Although she has faced challenges and setbacks in her own riding career she maintains a positive attitude and is always willing to help anyone!”

The Officers, Board of Directors and the entire CHJA membership congratulate you on your selection for the 2017 Sportsmanship Award!


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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