FRANK MARTIN SELECTED AS THE 2021 MARY KINGSBURY AMATEUR SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD RECIPIENT
WORTH – The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) would like to
congratulate Frank Martin on being selected as the 2021 recipient of the
Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award.
year, the Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award is presented to an
active NCHA amateur who is dedicated to the sport of cutting, in good
standing with NCHA, exhibits good sportsmanship, fairness, and a high
moral character both in and out of the arena. Frank Martin exhibits
these qualities through and through, according to all of those who
nominated him for this award.
any cutting horse event and you will know instantly that Frank Martin
is in the house,” said Doris Koehne, one of the many members who
nominated Martin for the award. “There is no greater cheerleader than
Frank. Being a true sportsman, Frank will cheer and support everyone
whether you are a beginner or his toughest competitor!”
has been an NCHA member since 1980 and currently resides in Las Vegas,
Nevada, but calls home wherever there is a cutting. An active competitor
in both weekend and limited age events alike, Martin holds his
Non-Pro/Amateur card and successfully competes in multiple classes, but
he is just as well known for cheering on his competitors.
was unbelievably surprised when I go that phone call [saying that I
received the award] because that is the last thing in the world I would
ever have expected to receive,” Martin said. “What I do at a cutting is
try and make sure that everyone there has a great time. If I can
contribute in some small way to their experience, it just tickles me
pink. I want to make sure that people have a good experience, no matter
where I’m at.”
name will be added to the Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award
perpetual plaque at the NCHA office, and he will be presented with a
bronze trophy sponsored by the Lackey Family during the upcoming 2021
NCHA Metallic Cat World Championship Futurity.