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December 2017
Happy Holidays everyone!  This time of year gets busy for all of us, so I just have a few notes to
share.  Best wishes for a warm, quick winter.  Looking forward to seeing you this spring!
Your executive committee received and approved the nomination of Barb and Joe Short as
Lifetime Members. They are both long time members and continue to actively help and support our
riders in many capacities, be it judging, timing, and helping with awards, to name a few.  
Congratulations to both of you, from all of us!


From the Rules Committee:
We had a great rules meeting on Sunday at our Annual Meeting in November.  I want to thank
Nate Morgan, Klayton Tjoelker, and Jack Weinz for presenting great topics and for serving on the
Rules Committee this year.  They were awesome to work with.
Don Eaton was nominated to the committee as an alternate for 2018 and Nate Morgan will be
your chairman.  There were only 8 new rule changes this year.  I am going to give you the short
version of those; (1) Individual Event Horse and All Around Horse can be awarded a headstall,
saddle or other item of equal or greater value, (2) to qualify for the All Around Horse you must
have won team points in both 4 man and 2 man teams, (3) you can now send your show approvals
within 5 days in advance instead of 10, (4) Minimum age for officials, Steward 19 years old,
Judges 17 years old, First Timers 16 years old, Second Timers stay at any age, (5) High Point
Event Horse will be awarded on all six Age Divisions but invitations to State for Seniors will still be
ran as Groups 1-4 for day awards, (6) A Club of the Year sign-up form will be included in your
show packet (7) Arena sheets may be scanned and e-mailed to State Times Keeper with hard
copy mailed too on last show weekend, (8) State Finals Chairperson must have 2 separate
persons using 2 processes to calculate the high points for State Finals Awards and must agree on
the winners before awarding.  This is the quick and skinny, so if you want the whole wording on
some of these rule changes please refer to the rulebook on the website.
We have just finished updating the new 2018 rulebook and I have sent to Dave Fosnaugh to have
it printed in January. All new changes are highlighted in yellow and some spelling errors we found,
thank you to Leilani. All card carrying Judges/Timers/Show sponsors please get your new
rulebooks for the 2018 season they will be free to you and if you are not an official they will be
$5.00.  We will let you know when they are ready.
If your club or region is in need of a rules clinic please contact one of these fine gentlemen above to
schedule a clinic in your area.  Their contact information is in the new rule book which is posted on
the website or contact me at lbland@televar.com.  Please encourage new members and young
members to get involved as an official.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.
Lesa Bland, past chairperson


** One final reminder: If you are riding on a four man team, and any of those four riders are
competing under an X number, your time will not count.  All four riders must be PSHA members
with an assigned Region number in order for the times to count. **

Minutes of 2017 PSHA Annual Meeting

RL Olympia, Olympia Washington
November 4, 2017

Meeting called to order at 10:04. We opened with a group round of “Happy Birthday” for Jamie.  
Jamie Parks: It’s been a learning year. PSHA is a great family organization, where we can agree to
disagree, and work through our differences to make things better.  I’m looking forward for this
organization. Thank you for working on it with me.
Thank you Sharon Canavan for all her work organizing this event. She’s done a great job and we’
re all grateful for her hard work.
Our first order of business is the reading of the minutes.

Secretary, Rose Ridlon - I would entertain a motion to accept the minutes as published.
Dewain Lien moved to accept the minutes as published
Klayton Tjoekler 2nd, motion passed. Minutes accepted as published in program.

Treasurer’s Report, Shannon Fadden
The 2nd page of the report was left out of the program. We are waiting for copies to print. Tabled
until printer has printed the second page.
Comparisons, were making more money on approvals, membership down, ride fee up, but we
raised our fees.  There is 34K in accounts, all the bills are paid. Convention expenses will come out
of it. Dinner ticket money has come in, but hotel charges are not included.  There was 2k collected
for dinner. We will increase our net ordinary income by 7319.91.  We will have a net gain of about
5k, we want to distribute that as awards to show we aren’t making any money.
Approval pending on second page of treasurer’s report.
** second page distributed, reviewed and approved by unanimous ballot.  
Committee Reports
State Finals, Kelsey Morgan & Kristi Tjoelker  
Kristi: It was a very bi-polar year, up and down and up and down, down, down.  Both she and
Kelsey would really like to step down so they can ride. Or even, if someone will help, or co-chair.  
It’s a very big job and hard to do if you want to ride also.  Please consider volunteering for this
important job! Thank you for all of your support.

Classic, Klayton Tjoelker
We had three classic shows again this year, Wenatchee, Green River and at the Crabtree’s. I
attended the Northern Classic and it was great, bigger than it’s been before.  The total participation
for all three was about the same number over all as last year.
Interstate, Queen Emma Vine

Good morning! Interstate was a big success, even though we didn’t bring home the flag, we did
brought home both saddles for high point.  We are working on completing our 501c3 status. This
will allow all your donations to Interstate to be tax deductible.
We are also working on our give back campaign. We’d like to come up with another good
Washington vs Oregon challenge.
On March 10-11 Nooksack Valley is holding an awards show and barrel race. The proceeds
from this are donated to CF, another way we give back.
We are still looking for princesses, if you’re interested in this fun contest, contact her to do it.  
Oregon did have one girl declare.

Timeskeeper, Candice Sweitzer-Deubel
We had a good year. My only problem has been that people still are not updating their horse
information.  This is very important. If you have any change, you bought a new horse or you’re
riding an old horse, be sure to notify me so you don’t lose any of your times.
Sending out the invitations went very well. The system we used made it very easy to move people
up at state finals.  
After all the problems with my last change of address, I promised everyone I was not moving
again.  Thanks to the county, I didn’t move, but I do have a new address.  Please make sure
everyone knows about the change.
Dewain - We need to be sure when you get your show sign up sheets, fill that out completely, we
need that information.

Juniors, Erica Batson
The fund raising went really well this year.  The dunk tank at state was phenomenal.  We’re
working hard to raise more funds and to come up with ideas to raise more money.  We still have
PSHA hats available for sale, see Erica if you’re interested.

Rules Committee, Lesa Bland
Went over committee purpose, if there is a question or protest, the president directs the rules
committee to meet. Then there is a specific process laid out in the rule book that dictates how the
problem is to be addressed or resolved. We had a pretty mellow year, the issues we did have will
be brought up at tomorrows meeting.

Region Reports
Cascade Region: Trina Bland
The region is doing well. Our president this year is Don Plumb.  Robin Brown is our Vice President
and Paula Hardin remains as our treasurer.  The saddle clubs are doing well, Green River, South
Seattle and possibly Sno Valley.  I think we are only region that still has 3 clubs.  West side classic
was great. Saturday night we had a taco feed to support Interstate which made about $200.  There
are rumors about Sno Valley trying to go forward.  We don’t know what’s going to happen with
this. Support them as much as we can, they have good dirt, and we always need good dirt.
Korina Sogge, South Seattle Saddle Club has begun to fix the electrical, and the pump is working.  
We are looking forward to a great year.
Central Region: Dewain Lien
It was a great year.  We appreciate everyone who travels in. We’ve been working on
incorporating more people. It is always a challenge to keep them here.  There are a lot of
competing activities for horse people, so we’re constantly trying come up with new ideas.  We also
need people  who can help, even though they’re not riding.

Evergreen Region: Nate Morgan
We had a small number of shows, they were a lot of fun and we’ll do it again next year.

North Central Region: Lesa Bland
Thank you to everyone for putting up with the construction that is underway at Appleatchee.  The
new stalls are going in this weekend, lights are on, the asphalt is going in next week.  The camping
area dry lot was leveled, brought in more gravel. There are 136 stalls with mats, 8 or 10 stalls will
have accommodation for neurotic horses.  They are 10x10 nobel panel stalls. There are dimming
lights, led lights, water spickets all over the place, electrical pull down cords. It’s going to be great.  
Thank you for patience. Next year the facility will be great.
(answering a question from the membership) We lost a small amount of camping space, but after
the asphalt is done, it will be maybe 6 spots lost, but more room has been made in the gravel area.
And we even increased parking in upper area

NW Border Region: Klayton Tjoelker
We had a lot of shows, including several mid-week shows throughout the summer. We had lots of
opportunities to ride. We have the Melanie Plagerman benefit race on March 11 along with a
barrel race on the 10th of March.


Olympic Region: Jamie Parks
Things are good, we’ve had a lot of fun, we’ve been drawing in kids, keeping things safe and
moving forward. The region continues to grow. Jenny Mattson is taking over as President.  The
Timeskeeper position is going back to Tammy Hull


   
Old Business
Regarding the Classic point system study that was done last year:
Nita Stockwell was not here to address, but Jamie doesn’t think there’s been any changes or
updates to information.  Because there were no proposals to change things, nothing has been done
yet.
New Business
2017 Rule Change Proposals
By-Law Change Proposal-submitted Sept 10th-
Page 92 – Section B of the By-Laws- 2nd sentence of said section:        In order to make a rule
change, proposals must be submitted to the President’s office in motion form with proponents’
signature(s) attached, prior to September 10th of each year for publication to the membership prior
to the Annual Meeting.
Propose the following wording change for that sentence:
In order to make a rule change, proposals must be submitted to the President’s office in motion
form with proponents’ signature(s) attached, unless submitted via email, in which case a typed
name is acceptable, no later than 12:00 Midnight on September 10th of each year for publication
to the membership prior to the Annual Meeting.     
Submitted by Leilani Salinas
*** This proposal did not meet the 60 day advance notice to vote on a by-law change.  The
proposal will be added to the 2018 proposals.
Proposal #1
Dewain Lien moved to rule proposal as out of order, citing it was not specific enough.
Amy DeBoer motion to table until amended. 2nd Don Eaton. So moved.
I propose that we make the following changes:
Page  72 SECTION 14: STATE FINALS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
C.  second paragraph
...and *30 different horse and rider combinations for the Senior age group...
*currently 60 different combinations
  ** passage will require updating rules in the following sections
       SECTION 13, I. STATE AWARDS, Section K, page 69
       SECTION 14, D. Invitations, page 73
       SECTION 14, F. page 73
Submitted by Rose Ridlon, 2nd Jan
Friendly amendment: Group I top 1-10, Group II 11-20, Group III 21-30. Amendment passed.
Proposal Failed

Proposal #2
Page 67: Section I State Awards:
Champion Individual Event and All Around Horse Awards-silver headstall or saddle and
perpetual trophies.
Proposal:
Champion Individual Event Award
-Silver headstall or saddle and perpetual trophy OR other item of equal or greater value approved
by PSHA Board
All Around Horse Awards
-silver headstall or saddle and perpetual trophy OR  other item of equal or greater value approved
by PSHA Board
Awards for Individual and All around do not have to be the same items
Submitted by Kelsey Morgan, 2nd by Kirk Weinz
Proposal Passed
Proposal #3
For ease of voting, this proposal was divided into two separate sections, the first dealing with how
the points are counted and the second dealing with what categories the points must come from.
Page 68 Section J. Points for calculating High Point Awards
Champion All around Horse
READS:
.....Only top placing in each event to be counted: 12, 9, 7, 5,4,3,2,1. Horse must receive individual
and team points. Horse may only appear on the list once in each event, using the highest placing in
each event.

....Only top placing in each event to be counted:15, 14, 13, 12,11, 10,  9,8, 7,6, 5,4,3,2,1.  
Proposal Fails (just the point portion)
Horse must receive individual, 4 man and 2 man team points. Horse may only appear on the list
once in each event, using the highest placing in each event.
You will need to have points won in each of the three categories. Lesa was worried that we would
have no one qualified, but we only had to drop down to the third person on the list to find someone
who had it
Motion carried,
Submitted by Kelsey Morgan, 2nd Kirk Weinz
Proposal #4  
I propose to add the following to Page 40, Section 8 Individual Event Rules
Texas Barrels Course: Add the following paragraph to the existing one:
Or the alternate pattern of: 3 Barrels shall be placed in a triangular formation. Number 1 and
Number 2 barrels are to be set 33 feet from the start/ finish line and 50 feet apart. Number 3 barrel
is to be set 84 feet from the Number 1 and Number 2 barrels. The start/finish line shall be 50 feet
in length.
Submitted by, Kelvin Plagerman, Brenda 2nd
Multiple conversations ensued regarding whether it would constitute a new course, even though
mathematically the distance is the same. There was a great deal of conversation on this proposal.   
Motion failed
Proposal #5
I propose to add the following word to Page 61, Section 12: State Show Approval, Item B: under
“HOW” #1 which currently reads
“Shows must first be approved in the region that is the location of the show, 10 days notice,
$10.00 per day fee.
I propose the change the 10 days notice, to Five (5) days notice as follows:
“Shows must first be approved in the region that is the location of the show, 5 days notice, $10.00
per day fee.
Submitted by Kelvin Plagerman, Amy DeBoer 2nd
Lesa, give the officers as much time as you can, don’t abuse this. This applies to a new show, not
rain out reschedules. It’s just adding one that doesn’t already exist
Motion carried
Proposal #6
Page 72, Section 14: STATE FINALS CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW, Item C: Qualifications: in
paragraph 2:
Currently reads:
We will invite 12 different riders, regardless of the number of horses, in the Junior and Intermediate
classes …
I propose to make the following change:
We will invite 12 30 different horse and rider combinations to make up a Junior Group I, and a
Junior Group II   regardless of the number of horses, in the junior and Intermediate classes …
Additionally,
Beginning on Page 66, Section 13: AWARDS RULES, Item “I”: STATE AWARDS,  Under the
Headings: CS, B, 8, F, K, KR, & P:
Where is reads (Junior, Intermediate, Senior Group I, Senior Group II, Senior Group III, Senior
Group IV)
I propose to remove the words Junior and Intermediate and replace them with Junior Group I and
Junior Group II.
Submitted by Kelvin Plagerman, Amy DeBoer seconded
Conversation:
We had many Junior and Intermediate classes that didn’t fill. This will address that.
We have more juniors than intermediates. Concerned about making an 11 year old ride agains a
17 year old.
Larry l. currently it’s a good recruiting tool for new riders, change might reduce that
Karina; “how do you grow and promote? Theirchildhood is short and we want to promote their
growth as much as we can, while we can.”
Amended, amendment passed
We will invite 12 30 different horse and rider combinations to make up a Junior Group I, and a
Junior Group II  of 15 horses each
Motion failed.
Proposal #7
Page 18, Section 3: SHOW OFFICIALS, B: JUDGE, #1
#1 Currently Reads:
#1.  Current PSHA membership Card.  Must be a Timer before becoming a student judge.  Must
be a Certified Judge for a minimum of 2 years before assisting student Judges.
I propose that #1 be changed to read as follows:
#1.  Current PSHA membership Card.  Must be a Timer for a period of 1 (one) year before
becoming a student judge.  Must be a Certified Judge for a minimum of 2 years before assisting
student Judges.
Submitted by Leilani Salinas, Don Eaton seconded
Jack, deters people who don’t want to time, but do want to judge
Leilani, some new people become a judge too quick
Lesa, whos going to keep track?

Motion failed
Proposal #8
Page 19, Section 3: SHOW OFFICIALS, B: JUDGE, #7
#7 Currently Reads:
#7.  A minimum age limit of Sixteen (16) years old be required for judges and Stewards. Anyone
under age sixteen (16) can get a second Timers Card until they become of age.
I propose that #7 be changed to read as follows:
#7.  A minimum age limit of Sixteen (16) years old be required to hold a First Timers card, a
minimum age limit of Seventeen (17) be required for Judges, and a Minimum age limit of Nineteen
(19) be required for Stewards. Anyone under age sixteen (16) can get a second Timers Card until
they become of age.
Submitted by Leilani Salinas, Jan Meyers, seconded
Motion passed
Proposal #9
Page 16, Section 3: SHOW OFFICIALS, A: STEWARD,
#1 Currently Reads:
#1. Shall be an experienced current PSHA card carrying judge, preferably from another club.  The
Rules Committee recommends that show management uses discretion in choosing an experienced
judge as their show steward.
I propose that #1 be changed to read as follows:
#1. Shall be an experienced current PSHA card carrying judge, who has been a judge for a
minimum of two (2) years, preferably from another club.  The Rules Committee recommends that
show management uses discretion in choosing an experienced judge as their show steward.
Submitted by Leilani Salinas, Jack Weinz seconded
What if we don’t have a person to meet this requirement?
Motion failed
Proposal #10  out of order due to failure of proposal 7
Page 23, Section 3: SHOW OFFICIALS, D: FIRST TIMER, #1
#1 Currently Reads:
#1. Current PSHA membership card.  All timers to be tested and required to know how to
convert minutes and seconds to seconds and to understand clocks. (NOTE: conversion chart in
back of Rule Book.) Must complete timers test and student timing requirements before becoming a
student judge.
I propose that #1 be changed to read as follows:
#1. Current PSHA membership card.  All timers to be tested and required to know how to
convert minutes and seconds to seconds and to understand clocks. (NOTE: conversion chart in
back of Rule Book.) Must complete timers test,  and student timing requirements, and be a First
Timer for a minimum of one (1) year before becoming a student judge.
Submitted by Leilani Salinas
Proposal #11
Section 12: STATE SHOW APPROVAL, E: Last Show of the Season:
Currently Reads as Follows:
Arena Sheets to be sent overnight mail to State Times Keeper with 24 hours of show ending.  
Expenses for mailing to be reimbursed by PSHA.  Clubs will be assessed $100.00 for failing to
comply with show results deadline.
I propose to change Item E as follows:
Arena Sheets to be sent overnight mail to State Times Keeper with 24 hours of show ending.
Arena sheets may be scanned and emailed to the State Times Keeper within 24 hours of the show
ending, with the hard copies to be sent by regular mail, also within 24 hours. Expenses for mailing
to be reimbursed by PSHA in the case of a club not having the means to scan and email show
paperwork to the State Times Keeper.  Clubs will be assessed $100.00 for failing to comply with
show results deadline.
Submitted by Leilani Salinas, Candice seconded.
This is the way we do it now, but it needs to be in the rules.
Motion passed, accept for one pirate
Proposal #12
Page 66, Section 13: AWARD RULES, Item I: STATE AWARDS, (I AM NOT EXACTLY
SURE WHERE THE BEST LOCATION FOR THIS PROPOSALTHIS SHOULD BE
PLACED WITHIN ITEM “I”– I WILL LEAVE THAT TO THE RULES COMMITTEE)
I propose that the following language be added at the appropriate location:
All calculations for high point awards must be calculated independently by two (2) separate
persons, using either two (2) computers, two (2) hand tallied calculations, or a combination of the
two.  Upon completion of the calculation, results are to be compared for accuracy.  Should the
results not agree, the results will be recalculated until they do agree.  Once the two (2) independent
parties are in agreement, a final review of the results will be made by one or more Show Stewards
for final verification before the results may be announced and the awards are dsitributed.  The two
parties used for points calculations will be selected by the State Finals Chairperson(s) prior to the
State Finals show.
Submitted by:  Leilani Salinas, Kelvin Plagerman, seconded
Amendment: see note page  adds third person in first year of new program
Randy Little, seconded the amendment
Amendment Passed
Proposal as amended:
Lesa: amend to remove steward from the proposal. Randy Little, seconded, see strike thru
Amendment Passed
Proposal as Amended:
All calculations for high point awards must be calculated independently by two (2) separate
persons, using either two (2) computers, two (2) hand tallied calculations, or a combination of the
two.  Except in the first year a new computer program is developed for use - in which case a 3rd
party, including at least one hand calculation, must tally points until all computer calculations are
functioning properly.  Upon completion of the calculation, results are to be compared for
accuracy.  Should the results not agree, the results will be recalculated until they do agree.  The
two parties used for points calculations will be selected by the State Finals Chairperson(s) prior to
the State Finals show.
Proposal Passed as Amended
Proposal #13
Page 77, Section 16: CLASSIC SHOW, Item B: Entry Fees
Currently Reads:
The Entry Fee will be $2.00 for each event the contestant participates in.
I propose to change Item to be to read as follows:
The Entry Fee will be $4.00 for each event the contestant participates in.
Submitted by:  Leilani Salinas, Randy Little, seconded
Motion Failed
REGION PROPOSALS:
Northwest Border Region
Page 78, section 16, letter O
Propose to add at the end of the current rule:
Those not qualified to ride in an event shall be allowed to make a time only run after the end of all
event classes. Cost will be the same as classic entry fees with all funds going to PSHA Classic fund.
General discussion ensued. The show chair can already do this. It does not require a rule change.  
Motion Withdrawn
North Central Region:  Lesa Bland, 2nd Shannon Fadden
Remove all of section K on page 68
Horse/rider combination ridden by junior, intermediate, Senior A, Senior B, and Super Senior A,
Super Senior B in those respective individual events, only each horse/rider combination to be
placed on one list according to times in their age division, only top placings in each individual event
to be counted: 12, 9, 7, 9, 5, 3, 2, 1
Age divisions: Senior A 18 - 30, Senior B 31-43, SSA 44-56, SSB 57 & up
Proposal, we still take top 60 senior riders to state but award the high point by age divisions.
Senior Groups will still get day awards (buckles) and etc. at State Finals. This puts you where you
truly should be riding at as far as high points. It doesn’t puni
sh any rider.
Motion passed
Cascade region: Jackie Little, 2nd Randy Little  
“An information form for club of the year will be in the show packet for clubs to fill out and submit
two weeks prior to state finals.”
Lesa” do we need a rule? Could put in find form on site and submit
Korina, this is a good way to keep new people on top of things, so stuff doesn’t get forgotten
Rose can create and distribute form
Right now, the point calculators determine/verify club membership.

Motion Passed
Elections:
For the position of Treasurer the nominating committee nominates Shannon Fadden.
Jack Weinz proposed to cast unanimous ballot. Candice Duebel 2nd.
Motion passed
For the position of Secretary the committee nominates Rose Ridlon.
Jason McFadden proposed to cast unanimous ballot. Erica Batson 2nd
Motion passed
For the position of Rules Committee Alternate, the committee nominates Don Eaton.
Nomination from the floor: Jackie Little nominated Randy Little. 2nd by Jack Weinz
Jason McFadden motioned to closed nominations. 2nd by Marv Tjoelker
Ballots taken from membership
Don Eaton won vote.  
Lesa Bland: Reminder that in order to vote you must be a paid member.
For the position of President, the committee nominates Jamie Parks
Motion to cast unanimous ballot by Jan Myers,  2nd Leilani Salinas
Motion Passed
For the position of Vice President, the committee nominates Klayton Tjoelker
Motion to cast unanimous ballot by Amber, 2nd Emily
Motion Passed
Erica Batson moved to close the meeting. 2nd by Kelsey Morgan
Meeting adjourned 1:16
Rmridlon, Secretary