I hope you are all getting out there and getting your averages. We are coming down to the wire with only three weekends left. Don’t forget to watch for your state final and interstate invitations at the beginning of august and reply to them ASAP. The sun has finally come out and shows are happening across the state good luck and ride hard.
State Finals News
State Finals is not that far away, 42 days from the time I wrote this. I hope everyone has mostly completed averages; this year has been very Interesting…. Those of you that came to Omoksee in the fall should have a little better cushion of times in your averages.
I have been notified that Saturday, August 13th of State Finals at Appleatchee there will also be a team roping. They are not supposed to be using the show barn stalls or the camping area. I know that we can all get along and share the space, just giving everyone a little warning that things may get a little crowded on Saturday!
Please note that stalls and camping did go up by $5 each night and shavings went up $2 from last year. There are few tweaks to the ground rules:
*Dogs must be on leash when at the top arena, leashes not required in camping or barn areas. (Please use common sense with this) Also, pick up your dog poop!!
*The roping arena is for Appleatchee members only during events. You may let your horses roll in there but please do not ride or turn them out to run in the roping arena.
*No bikes or scooters.
*Only licensed drivers may drive the golf carts on the grounds.
Kelbi will be assigning parking again this year. I know that everyone likes to park in certain spots and with certain people but assigning spots truly makes it so much easier for show management and those of us that can’t get to Wenatchee as early as others. She will do her best to accommodate you and your requests but if you don’t let her know early enough you might get stuck with what you get.
As always, let’s ride for some fast runs and have some great times! Lots of fun awards this year. See you all in Wenatchee in August!
ANNUAL MEETING 2022
2022 Annual Meeting will be held in Lake Chelan at the awesome Campbells Resort again this year on October 22-23rd.
When Covid happened in 2020 and we had to cancel our meeting for that year, Campbell’s resort was willing to not charge us for the cancelation if we signed a 2- year contract with them. The executive board chose to accept their contract under the circumstances so in short that is why we are there again this year.
The rates for the rooms are the same as 2021 which is great considering the inflation in all the prices of everything. The traditional rooms are $118 and the deluxe $133. To make your reservations please contact Campbell’s Resort at 509-682-2561 or 800-553-8225. The group number is #614176 Patterned Speed Horse Association.
There will be a business meeting on Saturday with new proposals presented and election of officers. A dinner will be in the evening, awards, and entertainment of some kind. Sunday morning will be a timers/judge’s clinic for renewal of cards and new tests given as well. A schedule and dinner ticket information will be following as we get closer to October.
Don’t wait to get your reservations as we have limited rooms blocked for this occasion otherwise PSHA is left with paying for rooms we don’t use.
Any questions, please contact Lesa Bland @ firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 NEW RULE PROPOSALS
A friendly reminder that if you have any new proposals that you want brought to the floor of the annual meeting you must send them to our President, Nate Morgan, (see address below) prior to September 10th with signature attached to the new proposal. All proposals must be “in motion form” such as “I propose”. It is also helpful to list the page number or section in the rulebook that the rule change would take place. Also, a reminder that the person whose signature on the new proposal must be present at the meeting before proposal can be discussed on the floor. A new proposal can have more than one signature listed. Any questions, please contact Lesa Bland @ email@example.com, rules chair.
Nate Morgan, 22621 Yeager Road, Monroe, WA 98272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a friendly reminder to make sure that your membership dues are paid for the year. The most recent membership list is posted on the website. I have seen a few people riding that I do not have record of payment for the year. Also a reminder that if you didn’t bring in a sponsorship for State Finals and haven’t paid your awards fee you will have to pay that at State.
I hope you’ve been able to dodge the rain this last month. Unfortunately, a lot of the shows on the West side of the state have had to cancel due to the rainfall but keep your head up because we still have six weeks of the season left to get your times in for state finals and Interstate. This week we received all the buckles for state finals and Kelsey posted some pictures on Facebook, hopefully that will keep you all motivated to get out there and get your averages and win yourself one of those buckles.
Look forward to seeing you out there!
Congrats to Ady and Jeff!
Nyle Crosby James coming August 27th 2022!
There will be a baby shower for Ady Crosby, Jeff James, and Nyle Crosby James July 2nd during the big drag on Saturday’s game show before barrels. All attending are invited to participate in this special occasion. Ady is registered at babylist.com/baby-ady-crosby.
Exciting news! We have come up with a logo and are selling Junior and Senior sweatshirts.
If you are a Junior (18yr or younger) you will need to order on the website:
https://www.goteamwear.com/team-store scroll down on the teams until you find PSHA JR’s. You can order a sweatshirt and/or a t-shirt with personalization on the back and sleeve. My personal favorite is you can make it with GLITTER! You will make all payments on the website. –I am also working on seeing if we can get kids sizing available. Please watch the FB page for updates on this.
For the Seniors: I have the same options for you, however, yours will be done via an order form. Each item you purchase will need to be on its own order form. I will collect money via PayPal or Venmo. Cash or Checks will be accepted if you want to mail them or give them to me in person. **Please note that the Juniors will be charging you an extra $5 so they can raise money to give back to our organization!** So whatever your total comes out to for the apparel please add an extra $5 onto that! You can email order forms to email@example.com. Paypal: @cnclark146 Venmo:@cclark94
They have sizing listed on their website so you can go to the Juniors page on there and find all of that. I was told women’s runs a bit tighter and men’s/unisex is true to size.
The most important part THE DEADLINE TO ORDER IS JULY 7TH!!
Please let me know if you have any questions.
2022 Scholarship Winner Emma LeSueur
Emma is the daughter of Larry and Nancy LeSueur. She has one sister, Grace. Both girls have been powerhouse competitors in the PSHA arenas for many years and their parent’s diligent workers and supporters in the arena as well. Emma will be graduating Eastlake High School in Sammamish with an AA from the Ocean Research College Academy through Running Start program. She will be attending Texas Christian University in the fall and plans to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in business also to further extend her studies abroad. Emma and her family belong to the South Seattle Saddle Club. Here is a quote from Emma’s Essay on “Lessons Learned from a Horse”. “To accomplish trust in any relationship, I learned that I must be open and have honest communication. To be fair and equal in my actions. Most of all, I learned that trust is built on dedication to these commitments that make up a good foundation. My foundation started with the lessons that I learned from my horses.”
Show season is in full swing with multiple shows each weekend on both side of the mountains. Weather has not been super cooperative, but I hope that you can all get out there, dodge the raindrops (and snow!) and start getting times. Look forward to seeing you all out there. Ride hard!
Happy May Juniors and Junior Parents,
First, I would like to start off with I have created a new Facebook group named “PSHA JR’s”. Please go add yourself to this page so everyone can stay in the loop as I haven’t received much participation on there.
We did have a zoom meeting a couple months ago and got some good fundraising ideas on there as well as a goal to raise money so the Juniors can have unified sweatshirts. We would like to get these sweatshirts by July so I can hand them out before the end of the season and the start of State and Interstate.
To get that completed we need to get our fundraising underway. Thanks to Maddy Olson we were able to find a local company who makes a BBQ dry rub that they will produce in jars and the Juniors can then sell the jars. In order to provide them with a quantity of how many we will need I do need some feedback of how many juniors would be interested. I will then also need a point person for each region that I can get the jars to. I will have a poll created on the PSHA JR’s Facebook group. If you can be a point person, please let me know by sending me an email, text or a Facebook message.
We also decided that we will create sweatshirts for our Senior team and sell them for an added profit to go back into our Junior account. So, stay tuned for order forms and the design!
I am so excited to get this year started with everyone!
If you have any questions you can reach me at:
or you can find me on Facebook!
The PSHA O-mok-see is quickly approaching. Please remember to get you pre-entry postmarked by June 1st to avoid the late fee. You will automatically be entered in a raffle if you pre-enter. Kelsey has put in a ton of work to make this an amazing, fun event. Let’s all support her and join the fun to win some great prizes!
APRIL NEWS LETTER
Happy April, the weather has been crazy this month, hopefully it’s not a sign of things to come through out the show season. The calendar is filling up, if you haven’t gotten shows turned in to Krystal yet you may want to get that done soon.
NVR is hosting a judges/timer clinic this week at Marv and Linda’s house. See their fb page for details.
Kelsey has been working on state finals awards, everything has been ordered and/or shipped. Ride hard to get to state and to get your chance to pick up some great stuff!
Hope to see everyone soon!
2022 PSHA Graduating Seniors- Scholarship Information – Please see attached application
One – $1200.00 This scholarship is a non-renewable to be awarded by June 1st, 2022.
You must be a senior in High School during the current school year of that year in which applying for the scholarship.
You must be a current member of PSHA and have a current second timer’s card or higher official card.
Copy of High School Transcript included with application. You must be furthering your education after High School.
(If awarded scholarship, it will be paid when a copy of your registration to institution of higher learning is received at PSHA.)
One letter of recommendation from another PSHA Adult member (non-family member) attached to application.
Application, essay, copy of transcript, and recommendation letter must be turned in by May 15th, 2022, to Lesa Bland, 8420 Heimbigner Rd, Cashmere, 98815.
New Rule Reminders for Riders/Judges/Timers
Spring is here and the show calendar is filling up. The rules committee would like to remind all members about some of the new rule changes. All of your times used in your averages can be from ONE arena. There is no longer ABCD Classifications. Show management has the option to offer up to 4 open classes and one jackpot class per individual event, no matter your horse/rider classification which are null and void. The 7A and Supreme horse awards will still be in place and you must keep your own times and follow the rulebook instructions for these two awards just like before. No longer will you need to worry about what classification you are in, all riders will have the opportunity to ride more times than just the maximum stated for A riders which used to be A Class & Jackpot. Some show managements have chosen to only allow 2 open classes and jackpot per individual event so make sure you read the details on each show management to see how many classes are being offered before you travel.
All timers and judges cards have expired as of Dec. 31, 2021 unless you have renewed your card for the 2022 year. If you need to get your card renewed, please contact someone from the rules committee list below to update your card status. We are also looking for any new students to become card holding officials which is a great help to all show managements.
- LESA BLAND
- 8420 HEIMBIGNER RD.
- CASHMERE, WA 98815
- RANDY LITTLE
- 18721 SE 207th
- RENTON, WA 98058
- JILL ENGLISH
- 600 LAMBERT ST
- WENATCHEE, WA 98801
- RULES COMMITTEE ALTERNATE ELECTED BY BODY EACH YEAR:
- LARRY TJOELKER
- 9054 SUNRISE ROAD
- CUSTER, WA 98240
PSHA February 2022 Newsletter
Better late than never! Just a quick newsletter this month.
State Finals is months away but here I am looking for Sponsors and Awards!! Many things are going up in price and production time has almost doubled on many things. I need to get Buckles ordered earlier than I ever have before, and I have already ordered the 2 High Point Saddles. I do have a most of the sponsors of buckles already, about 60 of the 66. I would also Love to be able to give Reserve Age Group buckles again this year and those need Sponsors too! We give out over 1,000 individual awards during the state finals weekend. No dollar donation amount is too small!! Remember, if you bring in sponsorship of at least $50 your State Awards Fee will be waived!
Attached to the Newsletter is the Sponsor cover letter I use when looking for sponsors and the 2022 Sponsor form. These forms are also on the website. Please make sure if you are getting a sponsor that wants their logo on the buckles, they send it to me ASAP. Buckle orders due in August must be ordered March 1st. Any buckles sponsored after the final proof will not be able to have their logos on the buckles.
Jessica Parks is going to handle the program this year so please send program ads to her, firstname.lastname@example.org. I am going to be helping her, but it will be easier for both of us if you go ahead and send ads directly to her.
Please remember to send your sponsor money in if you have already requested a buckle sponsor.
See you all in arena soon!
For those members that have been around since the early WSH and Thrill Seeker days my dad (Eldon Garrett) wanted me to share with you that my uncle Ed Garrett passed away January 25th. Back in the day my family was a big part of WSH. Ed is still listed in our State Finals program on several of the records pages. Ed and Eldon held the cowhide record for several years in the 70s on Okie Bar. My aunt Anita and uncle Ed also held the record in Sweetheart Race and he was a part of a Bareback Rescue team that set a record. As my dad has been going through some stuff, he has found several Interstate patches that they use to give out, a 5A blanket that has never been on a horse, some cool old leather buckles and an issue of the Canter magazine/newsletter. It has been cool to look through some of his old photo albums and see pictures of him riding at Appleatchee, seeing how long the cook shake has been there! We miss his terribly but are at peace knowing that he is no longer in pain and he is back with his wife Linda that we lost a few years ago.