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A note from Amy: She is now solely in charge of show approvals. Thanks to Dan
for all his years of hard work and help. From here forward you will be sending
show approvals to Amy.




PSHA October 2020 Newsletter
Presidents Notes:

Welcome to Fall PSHA Family. We’ve definitely seen the weather turn a great
deal in the last couple weeks. It’s remarkable how short the daylight is feeling.
But, with it comes opportunities to settle in a little earlier with the family. For
us, that means playing games together, which I really enjoy.

Normally, we would be coming together for Convention. Discussing and debating
rule proposals and laying the groundwork for the year to come. Well, this year,
we had a lot of hard decisions and discussions way earlier in the year. This past
weekend, the executive team came together to revisit those hard decisions.

Back in early June, the PSHA Board of Directors and Executive team voted as
follows:
1.        We will combine this competition year with the 2021 competition year,
making a combined year 20/21.
2.        All times that were/are run during 2020 will roll into your 2021 average.
3.        We will roll the awards fee to count towards 2021.
4.        We will extend the Supreme horse times for this occurrence one year. For
example, your supreme times can be 2018, 2019 and 20/21 combined.
5.        We will cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting in Lake Chelan and roll our
commitment to Lake Chelan to 2021.
6.        We will roll our 2020 officers into 2021.
7.        We will extend judges and timers cards to be good through the 2021
season.
8.        We will approve PSHA shows once your county is in Phase 3 or 4 for the
combined year 20/21.
a.        It is up to the show board to monitor the phase and meet the state
restrictions/requirements.

UPDATE as of 10/18/20:
After our conversation this weekend, we’ve decided that it’s time to remove the
phase restrictions and approve shows moving forward. Here are the things that
we can’t emphasize enough.
1.        Understand your insurance and potential liability.
2.        Know the rules and restrictions that you need to meet.
3.        Have a plan put in place that is well communicated and easily enforced.

A couple of loose ends out of this were:
1.        PSHA Annual Memberships: These do not carry over from the previous
year. You will need to pay a new membership for this year.

2.        Age Groups: Within PSHA, we will freeze age groups and compete based
off your age as of August 31, 2019.

3.        Interstate Qualification: At the last Interstate Meeting, the committee
approved a motion that PSHA and WHO paid members for the 2020 season
would qualify as Juniors in 2021. Non-Members in 2020 would not be kept in the
Junior age group.

I hope this helps you as you have region meetings and start trying to figure out
what the year ahead may look like.

Speaking of the year ahead, there is still a lot of uncertainty. It continues to be
difficult to parse all the news out there. The one thing that is for sure, nothing is
consistent.

Finally, I want to thank you for your time and love of this organization and the
family that we are. It hasn’t been an easy year. I have no doubt that we are on
course, but I don’t know if we’re turning the second or third barrel. What I do
know is that we’re all cheering and supporting each other to finish this run as
safe and fast as we can.

More to come in a couple weeks.

See you soon!

Jamie

A note from Amy: She is now solely in charge of show approvals. Thanks to Dan
for all his years of hard work and help. From here forward you will be sending
show approvals to Amy.


PSHA September 2020 Newsletter
Presidents Notes:

Hello PSHA Family. Often as I sit to write to you, I look at the newsletters from
years past in an effort to recall all the topics or to make sure I get the timing of
reminders correct.
Last year, started off talking about how fast the year went by. Oddly, I am feeling the
same this year. Even though I didn’t step foot in the arena or spend one second on a
microphone, it’s hard for me to believe that it’s half-way through September. The
members I have talked to seem to feel the same way.

My point in this is, that while we didn’t get to compete in the arena, I hope all of you
had a busy and satisfying summer. That you stayed busy. That you stayed happy. And
you stayed healthy.

Also, as I look back at last years Newsletter, this was the newsletter that I got to
write about our Interstate Championship. I can’t help but think about it with a smile. I
am reminded of how we came together as a team. There was a mindfulness about
everything we did. I am still very proud. Thank you!

One other note on this … WE’RE STILL THE CHAMPS!

As we press forward in a year of unknowns, there isn’t a whole of lot of clarity for
what is ahead. But what I know is that we are still united. We are still looking out for
each other. Thank you for being a part of the family.

I hope to see you soon!

Jamie

PSHA August 2020 Newsletter
Presidents Notes:

Happy August to all my PSHA Family. It’s hard to believe that we would normally
be in Wenatchee right now. So many traditions, celebrations and memories. I know
we’re all missing it. But this year has been a little different than any of us have ever
seen.
I think as we are home this year and we reflect on the year that has mostly passed. It’s
a year that has impacted so many people in different ways. For some, it was
frustrating. For some, relaxing. And there are numerous stages in between.

Here is what I know about our members. Despite the things going on in the world,
you are still riding your horse. You are still staying in contact with your horse family.
Some of you are still searching for ways to compete. My hope for you is that you find
the right way to enjoy your year, even though we haven’t been able to compete  as we
hoped.

I think many of us are starting to think about what is going to happen in the future. The
reality is we don’t know yet. There is so much uncertainty and many unknowns. There
are a lot of questions that don’t have answers.

What I look forward to is our people working together to come up with the best
solution for the entire organization. Coming back together at some point to share in
family and fun.

As an organization, know that your executive team will be talking about it and
working with the board of directors to keep us looking ahead.

As always, thank you for your heart and passion. It is really appreciated.

Hope to see you soon!

Jamie



Presidents Notes For July 2020


Howdy PSHA Family.

The misadventures of 2020 continue. While we started the discussion of what the
2020 season would look like about 4 months ago. Not much has changed.

We continue to hold our ground and have dreams of what the coming season will
bring. In the meantime, a lot of the world around us seems in chaos and confusion.
Despite all that swirls around us our organization remains active and has things to
celebrate.

While many of us would love to be in the arena competing – and some of you have
found a way – others are taking advantage of the time away from competition to do
many other things.

My family has built new stall for the horses. We can now feed without dodging the
rain as much!

Randy and Jackie have made good friends with the Doctor. Randy has lost weight
and put new sand in the arena and walker. Way to go!

Tracy Two Bits enslaved his family into creating fancy new digs for his ponies.

Amy DeBoer decided she should pursue a new career as a pony chariot racer … I
feel like she re-enacts the chariot race from Ben Hur as much as she can.
How long before she hooks Tater up and tries rescue race?

Others have graduated High School or College. We are proud of our accomplished
youngsters that are moving forward to the next steps in life.

Thank you for your patience and efforts to make the most of this season. Thank you to
the executive team and Board for providing good direction and working to have
foresight into an uncertain environment.

Stay safe, sane and healthy!

Until I see you again,

Jamie


June Newsletter:
Hello PSHA Family.
I feel like we’re living a Charles Dickens novel right now. It might be great if it was
A Tale of Two Cities. Then along with the worst of times, we’d be able to talk about
the best of times too.
Alas, the good news feels like it’s few and far between. But let me take a shot at it.   
First though, let’s recap where we stand for this year.

The summary is this. Shows are on hold until show chairs know their county is at
least in Phase 3. It is the show chairs responsibility to know their phase, their
insurance and execute a plan in compliance with regulations. We’re rolling our times
over into a combined 20/21 year. State Finals and Interstate are canceled.

In the grand scheme of all that is happening across the country and the world, it seems
like small potatoes. I know that each show and each ride matters. I also know that we
don’t exactly know when the next one will be. But there will be one. It’s just a matter
of time. And I think that is where the good news starts. You will get to ride again. We
will be together as a family again. We will share times, experiences, laughs and tears
again.

Something else you should take pride in is the leadership throughout this
organization. After all of these tough decisions, I wrote a letter of thanks to your
Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Here is why. The team that supports
me and represents you lead from the front. They were patient. They did the best they
could to collect the facts, monitor other organizations and sit on the phone – on hold
for over an hour – with the governor’s office. They passionately discussed and laid
out all the options. They came to tough decisions that protected the organization and
exhausted every opportunity to save the season. Then they presented thoughtful
proposals for the Board of Directors to help make a decision. The result is that we
have guidance and a plan that will direct us for the next 18 months.

This team leads from the front. For that I am thankful. I am appreciative. I applaud
them for leading, not chasing. Because of that and because you, our family, respect
those hard decisions and efforts, we are aligned. We may not like the circumstances.
But we are moving forward. As a team. As the family that we are.

And that, my friends, is the best of times right now. Respect. Unity. And a love for
family. That is what makes PSHA different. It makes me proud of us.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

Jamie

Don't forget to still support our juniors. They are working on a cookbook to sell as a
fundraiser. Please email recipes to sonny153@aol.com. Thanks


NEWS FOR THE SEASON

I am writing you to give you an update on things as we move forward.
I think it’s important to give a lot of thanks to our Executive team. We are – I am –
lucky to have Amy, Lauren, Shannon and Lesa helping guide this organization. There
have been many hours put into the thoughts, suggestions, and efforts to keep this
organization operating. There are a lot of factors that play into making sure the
members of our family remain safe and our organization sustainable for years to
come.
We have decided for many reasons that we need to cancel the 2020 State finals.
There is too much uncertainty about ability to compete and develop averages. And
Appleatchee is unlikely to book shows until September.
The Executive team came up with 8 proposals to put to a vote of the PSHA Board of
directors for guidance for the coming year. We know there will be questions, and to
be honest we still have some too. We forgot to write in the Pandemic exception into
the rule book! I’ll do my best to address some of the questions and comments at the
end.

The vote was unanimous to move ahead with the following adjustments to the coming
season.
1.        We will combine this competition year with the 2021 competition year,
making a combined year 20/21.
2.        All times that were/are run during 2020 will roll into your 2021 average.
3.        We will roll the awards fee to count towards 2021.
4.        We will extend the Supreme horse times for this occurrence one year. For
example your supreme times can be 2018, 2019 and 20/21 combined.
5.        We will cancel the 2020 Annual Meeting in Lake Chelan and roll our
commitment to Lake Chelan to 2021.
6.        We will roll our 2020 officers into 2021.
7.        We will extend judges and timers cards to be good through the 2021 season.
8.        We will approve PSHA shows once your county is in Phase 3 or 4 for the
combined year 20/21.
       a.        It is up to the show board to monitor the phase and meet the state
restrictions/requirements.

Additionally, we are also looking at freezing age groups for one year. The consensus
was that we would do this as long as we can align with Oregon and Interstate to make
sure things go smoothly. This is a little more complicated, so we don’t expect this to
get resolved until later this summer.

Show approvals:
With the cancellation of State Finals, this weekend does become available for having
a show, as is the rest of August, if your county is open and you meet the
requirement/restrictions.
Please be diligent to make sure you understand what Phase you are in and know what
is required of you. There is a lot of risk for you, your club and the people within the
organization. I can’t emphasize enough to understand your insurance.  Understand that
50 people includes spectators and non-riders. We know that you are all capable of
figuring out how to do this.
It was suggested by one board member that you try to get a permit from your county.

Officers: All officers will retain their current position in the organization if they are
willing. Rules Committee, including Jack, will remain in their position for one more
year.

What about interstate?: It was announced last night that Interstate has been canceled.
Our deposit has been moved to next year.

Thank you again for your patience in this process. We appreciate you all. We hope
that this guidance will be helpful as we forge ahead through the next 18 months.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Jamie


FROM THE INTERSTATE COMMITTEE:
As of today the Interstate committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the
2020 Interstate Championship Meet. While not a single member of the committee
likes the idea of canceling, we must remember that the competition is Oregon (WHO)
and Washington (PSHA), without one team or the other it is not Interstate!
In all probability, Washington will be canceling their State Finals due to the inability
to have qualifying shows. PSHA will be lucky if shows can be held by July because
of the limitations imposed by the State of Washington. Since they only had a couple
of shows last fall, there are no competitive averages, thus no fair way to pick a team
for Interstate. Although the committee deeply regrets having to cancel Interstate it is
the correct decision during a time of so much uncertainty with no way to pinpoint the
progression of the State regulations allowing Washington to have shows.
In addition, our main way of funding Interstate is at a standstill. As a committee we
want to put on the best show we are capable of, the kind of show you have come to
expect when you come to Interstate.
Sincerely your Interstate committee