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PASSED 2019 RULE PROPOSALS

PSHA NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER:

Presidents Notes:

It starting to feel like a cold winter … already! We’ve already had our first
freeze and several hard frosts. And as I look at the weather forecast for the
next week, I see a lot of rain. I am not sure if I want that or would rather just
keep the cold, dry weather. For us, it’s time to let the horses fur up and start
looking forward to the holidays and more time with Family.

As I think about family. I think a lot about my horse family. I reflect on what I
thought was a pretty great year. We rode together through the rain at State
Finals. We rode with a bond that showed a new perspective and goal at
Interstate. I got to watch some of our younger members start to become leaders.
I am so proud of all of you. I appreciate all of you.

I also think back to convention and am appreciative of good respectful
conversation. We aren’t a huge organization, but we are mighty in our passion.
We made decisions to reward our riders more for great accomplishments. We
made tweaks to rules and gave our leaders more structure to help guide our
organization.
I also want to offer up a huge congratulation to all our winners, record setters
and new club of the year. But one of the most deserving award winners was
Nate Morgan and the Betty Jean/George Brecht award. He embodies this
award and what so much of this organization is built on.

As I start to give thanks for so many things in my life, I owe so much to many in
this organization. As I try to be a good leader for you, it takes a village of
advisors to make sure it goes well!
First, Thank You to Dan Salkawske for his many years of service to WSH and
PSHA. For taking the time to make sure show approvals were done in a timely
manner and communicated to so many. We appreciate you!
Next, I owe a huge thanks to Lesa Bland and Kirk Weinz for all the times I have
to call and “run a thought past you.”  Thank you!
I am ever so thankful for our executive team. Amy DeBoer, Lauren Garrett,
Shannon Fadden and Lesa Bland. They are so dedicated and give so much time
behind the scenes to making sure all goes well.

As we look ahead, the Rules Committee will meet in early January. We should
have an easier time getting the Rule Books printed and out this year. We’ll be
sure to let you know when Rule Books are ready and you can start scheduling
region clinics.

Don’t forget to support Princess Tressa Merrill in her run as Interstate Princess.
Thank you, Tressa, for your commitment to the organization. You have a huge
family of support behind you.

Convention 2020: Is already booked for Campbells Resort in Chelan. Lesa and
Shannon are leading the way on this one. Thank you, ladies, for getting this done.
If you’re interested in taking the lead in 2021, please let Amy or I know. We are
here to support and help you figure it out. If you aren’t sure what’s needed, just
ask. We have some guidelines to help you work through it.
Finally, as always, a huge thank you to all of you for your love and passion for
this organization. We are nothing without our members/family. Remember that
through it all, we rely on each other to be great.

Have a great holiday season and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Jamie


SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP- BIGGER AND BETTER THIS YEAR
One - $1200.00 + **$566.00= $1766.00 **Thank you to Coast Riders (Foscue
Family) for the extra donation added to this year’s scholarship.  This scholarship
is a non-renewable to be awarded by June 1st, 2020.
Criteria:
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 (which you can
obtain from a rules committee member-just ask).  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, 2020 to Lesa Bland, 8420 Heimbigner Rd, Cashmere,
98815.
You can find the application on the website under “Forms” or you can e-mail me
at lbland@televar.com and I will e-mail you one.

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020?
PSHA Awards Fee: There will be an awards fee of $25 per rider that can be
paid at any time up until the start of State Finals. If the Awards fee is not paid,
you will not be eligible to ride at State Finals or eligible for any PSHA Awards.
This can be paid in the form of a sponsorship of $50 raised by July 31st.
This awards fee proposal was passed at the annual meeting this year.  You will
notice on the new membership forms that an extra column was added so that you
could pay the awards fee when you did your membership fee or you can also wait
until you see if you qualify for State Finals or for any awards such as 7A, Repeat
7A, Supreme, and or Record Breaking.  You do not have to pay this to ride at
any of your local shows only your membership fee.  As members you can also
raise the money with sponsorship fees.  You can find the sponsorship forms on
the website under “Forms”.  We continue to pride ourselves in awarding quality
prizes and with the rising costs of items this money will insure that as members
you will continue to receive great prizes.


Proposals passed at Convention 2019

Proposal 1:  Passed
Submitted by:  Lesa Bland
Page 29.  B. RECORD RUNS

Original:
Who: PSHA members only.
Where: Any PSHA approved show, State Finals Championship Show and
Interstate Championship Meet.
When: Official recorded run only, and upon notice from PSHA. Does not count
on tie run-off. Must be timed on an electric clock, second time may be on a hand
watch. Third time must be within 30/100ths of #1 time should it become
necessary to use #3 time to establish a record run.
How: Record breaking sheet and copies must be filled out in its entirety or run
shall not count. Copies must go to the record breaker(s) who may check sheet
and if necessary have it corrected by the show steward prior to leaving the show
that day. Obvious clerical errors may be corrected at any time, although no
corrections may be made on the times as recorded in the arena. A reasonable
Page 30
5. Plaques will be engraved and redistributed annually only, with all
progressively faster runs recorded, and plaques presented to the current record
holder. Tied records will be recognized by engraving on the plaque name, date
and time.

I propose to add:
What: Ties - All preexisting records that are written to the 100th will be
recognized as being tied to the 100th. When recorded the 1000th will be listed in
the rulebook and on plaques. All records recorded to the 1000th will be
considered tied to the 1000th.

Proposal 2:   Passed
Submitted By: Amy DeBoer
Top of page 75.
Original:  Record Breaking Run Award – Perpetual and permanent plaques.
I propose to change to: Record Breaking Run Award – Perpetual and permanent
plaques, a record-breaking belt buckle up to $250 with the event and time
engraved, and $200 in the form of a gift card.

Proposal 3:  Passed
Submitted by: Amy DeBoer
Page 78. M. Supreme Champion
Original #2. The first Supreme Champion Horse Award is a belt buckle, 3 1/2
inches by 5 inches (may be a fraction larger in an unusual design). This award
is given out only once.
I propose to change/add… The first Supreme Champion Horse Award is a belt
buckle that the rider gets to design with a limit of $500.The rider will also
receive a gift card for $200. This award is given out only once.

Proposal 4:   Passed
Submitted By: Amy DeBoer
Page 79, Supreme Champion continued

Original #3. The repeat award, a Silver Breast Collar, will have a standard style
that can be ordered at any time (double leather, etc.), hand-tooled, with
“REPEAT SUPREME CHAMPION HORSE” and some silver. Only the PSHA
President will have the authority to order any SUPREME CHAMPION HORSE
AWARDS.

I propose to change to: The repeat award will be a quality leather headstall and
breast collar that can be ordered at any time.  The breast collar and/or headstall
will have “REPEAT SUPREME CHAMPION HORSE” hand-tooled,
embroidered, or buck stitched on it.  Silver or bling may be added per the rider’s
choice. Only the PSHA President will have the authority to order any
SUPREME CHAMPION HORSE AWARDS.

Proposal 5   Passed
Submitted by: Lesa Bland
Page 12, General Rules letter E & F.

Original states:
E. PROFANITY: It is recommended that show management consider excessive
profanity anywhere in the vicinity of the arena, to be grounds for ejection from
the show for that day. "Vicinity" is to be defined as being audible in the arena.
F. INTOXICATION: You can be immediately disqualified from any further
competition at a show if you are obnoxiously intoxicated or under the influence
of illegal drugs. Enforcement of this rule will be the responsibility of every adult
present at regular shows. A committee (appointed by show management) will
handle any problems at invitational events.

I propose to change to:
E. Unsportsmanlike Conduct:
1.      Profanity:  It is recommended that show management consider excessive
profanity anywhere in the vicinity of the arena, to be grounds for ejection from
the show for that day. "Vicinity" is to be defined as being audible in the arena.
2.      Intoxication:  You can be immediately disqualified from any further
competition at a show if you are obnoxiously intoxicated. Enforcement of this
rule will be the responsibility of every adult present at regular shows. A
committee (appointed by show management) will handle any problems at
invitational events.
3.      Unnecessary Roughness/Horse Abuse.
4.      Disorderly Conduct
Excessive violations of unsportsmanlike conduct will result in the following
disciplinary action carried out by the President or Vice President.
1.      First Offense: Verbal warning recorded by PSHA President and/or Vice
President with the offense, location, date and time.
2.      Second Offense: Written notification with a signed letter from the
President and/or Vice President acknowledging:
a.      The offending behavior.
b.      Notifying the offender of a 1-year probation period.
c.      Notifying that the next step is a full year suspension from PSHA.  
3.      Third Offense: One full-year suspension from PSHA from the date of the
most recent offense.
4.      Forth Offense: Escalation of events that leads to a second suspension
results in a lifetime ban from PSHA. The ban will be voted on by the Board of
Directors as referenced in By-Laws, Article 1 Section 4, B. Page 98.
*Eliminating Point F.

Proposal 6:   Passed
Submitted by: Amy DeBoer
Section 14: State Finals Championship Show. Page 82 Entry Fees

Original States:  I. Entry Fees: The entry fee will be $4.00 for each event the
contestant is invited in.

I propose to add: PSHA Awards Fee: There will be an awards fee of $25 per
rider that can be paid at anytime up until the start of State Finals. If the Awards
fee is not paid, you will not be eligible to ride at State Finals or eligible for any
PSHA Awards. This can be paid in the form of a sponsorship of $50 raised by
July 31st.

Proposal 8:   Passed
Submitted by: Jack Weinz Jr.
Page 34; Section 5 General Rules A, 11

I propose that all penalties carry over on Re-Runs.

Current Version:
11. Re-rides. Re-rides are to be run after the last rider in that event has run. Re-
rides are permitted for (a) interference by another rider and/or horse (to be
determined by the judge), (b) for failure of all timing devices, provided no
disqualification of event has occurred. If the re-ride is granted it will be judged
as an entirely new ride, with new penalties and disqualifications.

Proposed Version:
11.Re-rides. Re-rides are to be run after the last rider in that event has run. Re-
rides are permitted for (a) interference by another rider and/or horse (to be
determined by the judge), (b) for failure of all timing devices, provided no
disqualification of event has occurred. If the re-ride is granted, it will be judged
as an entirely new ride, with new penalties and disqualifications  all penalties will
carry over to the re-ride. Example: If a rider no-timed during the event. They
will not be granted a re-ride. If they had a plus 5, that will carry over to their
new time.

Note: This will also affect Page 34; Section 5 General Rules A, 11 Re-ride. As
well as Page 32 General Rules Section 5, A, 2.
2.The same horse/rider combination may appear only once in the same event.
Same horse or rider may appear multiple times in an event. See State Finals,
page 72 section 14 Item C for 2 & 4 man team horse/rider combinations. Junior,
Intermediate, Senior Group I, Senior Group II, Senior Group III, Senior Group
IV and ABCD classified events are considered separate events. Classified
horses cannot enter below their classification.

Proposal 9: (motion passed to take for wording from Proposal 10 and put it in 9)
Submitted by: Kelsey Morgan

Page 35; Section 5 General Rules A, 13.
I propose to strike existing wording and replace with:
Moving the course. If moved for safety reason(s), all riders may choose to either
rerun or keep their first time regardless of any penalties or disqualifications
recorded on their first run. Any penalties or disqualifications recorded in their
first run will not carry over to the re-ride. If the course is moved for initial
wrong measurement, all riders must re-run and any penalties or disqualifications
are not carried over to the re-run.

Existing wording:
Moving a course. If moved for safety reasons, riders may choose to either rerun
or keep their first time. If moved for initial wrong measurement, all riders must
rerun.

Reasoning: There needs to be some clarification for the state competition rides
for the 'moving the course' but I wasn't sure where to put it, since I think it is up
to how the points are done.  ie this was the issue about the awards and having to
rerun two of the classes. Do you want to add to it if you can figure out where it
goes?

Note: This will also affect Page 35; Section 5 General Rules A, 13. Moving a
course creating a re-ride. As well as Page 32 General Rules Section 5, A, 2.
2.The same horse/rider combination may appear only once in the same event.
Same horse or rider may appear multiple times in an event. See State Finals,
page 72 section 14 Item C for 2 & 4 man team horse/rider combinations. Junior,
Intermediate, Senior Group I, Senior Group II, Senior Group III, Senior Group
IV and ABCD classified events are considered separate events. Classified
horses cannot enter below their classification.

Proposal 11:  Passed
Submitted by: Leilani Salinas

Beginning on Page 66:
I Propose the following change:
ITALICIZED, UNDERLINED TYPE HAS BEEN ADDED,
STRIKETHROUGHS WOULD BE DELETED.

SECTION 12: STATE SHOW APPROVAL - Letter B: HOW:
•        9. Show management has the option of using electronic arena sheets.
Timer or Secretary would be able to enter times into a computer as they were
run and backup handwritten list will be kept, except in the case of the use of an
electronic recording device that enters the times directly into the computer. At
the end of the class the sheets will may be printed for judges and timers
signatures and posted for riders, OR show management may provide a
composite judges and timers sheet for signatures, indicating that the arena
sheets have been checked and all duties have been performed according to
PSHA standards. Show management will provide a means for riders to collect
their times from the show. Electronic or scanned copies of show sheets can be
submitted to times keeper by email and no hard copy will be necessary. If times
are not sent electronically, hard copies will be sent to the state times keeper.

Full meeting minutes will follow soon. Thanks for your patience.

Attached are sponsorship forms and letter along with the newly revised
membership form. The scholarship application is also attached. If you are unable
to open them from this email they can also be found of the website.