"Leaders aren't born, they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price
we'll have to make
to achieve that goal,
or any goal!"
- Vince Lombardi
GOHJA's Sportman's Charter
This sport is something done for the fun of doing it and that
it ceases to be sport when it becomes a business only, something done for what there is in it;
That amateurism is something of the heart & spirit -
not a matter of exact technical qualifications;
That good manners of sport are fundamentally important;
That the code must be strictly upheld;
That the whole structure of sport is not only preserved
from the absurdity of undue importance, but is justified
by a kind of romance which animates it, and by the
positive virtues or courage, patience, good temper, and unselfishness which are demanded by the code;
That the exploitation of sport for profit alone kills the spirit and retains only the husk and semblance of the thing;.
That the qualities of frankness, courage, and sincerity which mark the good sportsman in private life shall mark the discussions of his interests at a competition.
Reprinted from the USEF Rule Book.
All GOHJA members and exhibitors are subject to this code.