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October 26-27 - Annual Meeting - Silver Reef Casino and Hotel - Ferndale
www.SilverReefCasino.com
4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248
Telephone: 360-383-0777
We have a rooms held at $139 per night.
You need to book rooms by October 11th or they will not be able to guarantee this
rate!  Call 360-383-0777 ext4120 reference “Patterned Speed Horses”

Exciting news! Your DINNER tickets this year INCLUDE SUNDAY
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST! (This will be set up by our meeting room just for
our event!)  We will also have fresh pastries for Saturday morning meetings! The
cost is $35 per person and their food is excellent!  Mail Shannon Fadden a check
made out to PSHA for total amount of dinner tickets by October 20th.
Mail Check to:   Shannon Fadden  4800 Malaga Hwy, Malaga, WA  98828
Check Payable: PSHA

The Taste of the Northwest Buffet Dinner Menu
•        Chopped Salad with Assorted Toppings
•        Marinated Vegetable Salad with Asparagus, Peppers & Eggplant w/Balsamic
Vinaigrette
•        Heirloom Tomato Salad
•        Grilled King Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc
•        Sliced New York Steak with Burgundy Wine Mushroom Sauce
•        Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes
•        Medley of Vegetables
•        Rolls & Butter
•        Warm Seasonal Fruit Crisp with Whipped Cream


2019 Rule Proposals
Don't forget to pay your membership dues for 2020 Season!!! See forms tab.


PSHA OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER:

Presidents Notes:

My favorite season every year is fall. This year it’s setting in faster – and
earlier – than normal. At least it feels like it. It’s been cold and frosty here all
week!

It’s also Convention time as well. We’re about two weeks away as we travel to
Silver Reef Casino on October 25-27. It’s a new venue that’s been fantastic to
work with. I hope everyone has plans to attend. Many say it every year. This is
the time and place to help make changes to your organization. There are things
discussed at Convention that will help you understand what goes on throughout
the rest of the year.

Thank you to the executive committee and Melonie Parks for helping make
convention happen this year. We had a pretty big curveball thrown at us and this
team didn’t skip a beat in making sure we have a great event!

You can still book rooms. The rate isn’t held, but if you call and talk to them and
mention Patterned Speed Horse, they should honor the rate as long as they have
rooms available.

Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale.
www.SilverReefCasino.com
4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248
Telephone: 360-383-0777

Convention Schedule:
Friday night: Gather at your leisure and enjoy social time as a PSHA Family.

Saturday:
9AM: Meeting
530PM: Open Bar
6PM: Dinner Buffet
Enjoy the evening!

Sunday:
9AM: Rules committee Meeting
930AM: Judges and Timers Meeting – New Cards.

Dinner: please reach out to Shannon with an attendance number and hopefully
get her paid. She will track you down at Convention as well!
Please respond ASAP as we need to give an estimated number to Silver Reef by
10/18.

Interstate: We are the Champions. We are the Champions! Now it’s time to step
up and support Tressa Merrill as our 2020 Interstate Princess!
Thanks to everyone for a fantastic year! I can’t wait to see many of you at
convention. I have included our rules proposals one more time for you to peruse.

2019 RULE PROPOSALS FOR ANNUAL MEETING OCT 26-27


Proposal 1:
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: All record times will be observed to the 1/100th and the 1/1000th number will be dropped from the
official time for recording purposes only.
(Example: 13.69 instead of 13.693)


Proposal 2:
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 with the event and time engraved, and $200 in the form of a gift card.


Proposal 3:
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:
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
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 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.
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:
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: Each State Finals rider must bring in a sponsorship for a minimum of $50 OR write out a
check for $25 made payable to PSHA. These additional funds are for awards to be used only at the current
State Finals championship show.

Proposal 7:
Submitted by: Jack Weinz Jr.
Page 80. Section 14, C.

I propose that at State Finals no person or horse can compete against his or herself.

Current version:
C. Qualification: Based on an average of three (3) best times from two (2) different arenas during the current
season. For times ridden under a day number to be included in the 3-time, year-end average, written
notifications must be sent to the State Times Recorder and include the date, show sponsor, class, and day
number by July 15 of current year. We will invite 15 different riders, regardless of the number of horses, in
the Junior and Intermediate classes and 60 different horse and rider combinations for the Senior age group
which will be broken into 4 different groups. The same rider can appear multiple times on multiple horses in
an event. There will be one (1) run at State Finals Championship Show by each horse and rider combination.
In all events the rider or team with the slowest average will ride first (example: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, etc.). Riders
do not have to show PSHA card prior to riding at State Finals. Two-man and four-man teams, a rider may
appear with a different horse/rider combination, but no horse may compete against itself.

Proposed Version:
C. Qualification: Based on an average of three (3) best times from two (2) different arenas during the current
season. For times ridden under a day number to be included in the 3-time, year-end average, written
notifications must be sent to the State Times Recorder and include the date, show sponsor, class, and day
number by July 15 of current year. We will invite 15 different riders, regardless of the number of horses, in
the Junior and Intermediate classes and 60 different horse and riders combinations for the Senior age group
which will be broken into 4 different groups. The same rider can appear multiple times on multiple horses in
an event. There will be one (1) run at State Finals Championship Show by each horse and rider combination.
In all events the rider or team with the slowest average will ride first (example: 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, etc.). Riders
do not have to show PSHA card prior to riding at State Finals. Two-man and four-man teams, a rider may
appear with a different horse/rider combination, but no horse or rider may compete against itself.

NOTE: This also affects 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 8:
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:
Submitted by: Kelsey Morgan
Page 34; Section 5 General Rules A, 11 Re-ride

I propose to change too:
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 a re-ride is awarded, all penalties will carry over
to the re-ride.
At state finals, should an event be moved for safety reasons, all classes, in that event, that have been
completed will have an option for a re-ride with original penalties carrying over. (ie: NT in original run carries
over to a NT in the re-ride. +5's carry over to the re-ride as well) Classes that have not been completed will be
started over as if they have not run.

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.


Proposal 10:
Submitted by: Nancy LeSueur
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:
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.

Proposal 12:
Submitted by: Leilani Salinas

Beginning on Page 71:
I propose the following change:
ITALICIZED, UNDERLINED TYPE HAS BEEN ADDED, STRIKETHROUGHS WOULD BE DELETED.

SECTION 12: STATE SHOW APPROVAL - Letter I: POSTPONED SHOWS:
•        2. A show may be postponed, rescheduled, or moved to a new location or date within the region due to
an un-avoidable circumstance or emergency, provided that the PSHA Vice-president is notified at the earliest
possible time and that PSHA membership are notified immediately by means of electronic communication.
because of an immediate death of a PSHA member. The show sponsor must notify the PSHA President within
48 hours of the scheduled show and reschedule. The $10.00 approval fee and five (5) 10 days day deadline will
be waived.


End with a Brainstorming session for 2021
I propose to have a 30+ minute brainstorming session with everyone present.  Have paper on each table for
people to write on….this is for ALL ages. DO NOT put names of the paper.
Ask the following questions:

1.        What would you like to see change within PSHA?
2.        How can PSHA make the above change (s)?
3.        Any other thoughts or recommendations?

Then collect all the paper and quickly type up a list on what people would like to see change, wish list, etc.
Next discuss with the group as a whole on how to make these ideas work.  This is just to brainstorm up ideas
as a group and nothing can be done until 2021 but the discussions need to start now.  
One idea may lead to another or people may know how to tweak ideas/thoughts to make them doable.