Interstate Championship Show 2024 will be held at Appleatchee Riders, Wenatchee, WA on Labor Day weekend.
Interstate Results 2023:
Washington PSHA Won 1621 points to Oregon WHO 1489 points.
Junior Individual High Point Winner - PSHA JoJo Lindsay riding Peppy
Senior Individual High Point Winner - PSHA Jessica Bales riding Opal
Interstate Queen - Cole Collins, WHO member
What is Interstate you ask? It is where the PSHA riders and WHO (Western Horsemen of Oregon) compete in the same arena for the bragging rights of the best state when the weekend is finished. The top 10 averages in Junior (17 & under) and Senior (18 & over) age groups from each state will be invited to this packed filled fun weekend. The Princesses from each State will also have their pageant. The work they have done all season for both States will be applauded and on Saturday night the new Queen will be announced.
This year the competition will be held in Powell Butte, Oregon at the Rim Rock Event Center. It all begins Friday afternoon with an auction, potluck, and an open games show that anyone can compete. Saturday morning will be a Queens breakfast, their speeches, and judging on horsemanship, etc. The show will officially start that afternoon followed by a dinner break. After the dinner break the new Queen will be announced and then the competition will continue. Sunday will be the final day of competition with a dance and award ceremony to follow. Each event will have awards to 10th place with a gorgeous buckle for 1st place. There is also a High Point Individual Senior & Junior Saddle for the weekend. There will be a dance following the awards Sunday night. There is no words to describe this weekend until you have been there and seen it with your own eyes. It is better than the Super Bowl. It is where each State becomes a Team. You will meet new friends and rekindle old friendships. You will receive your invitation at the same time as your State Finals invitation. You will have an opportunity then to accept your invite or decline. If you accept then you must fill out a stall/camping application below and mail it in. All the information is on the application. If you have any further questions, or concerns please use our contact page on the website.
Also for graduating Seniors there is a scholarship awarded at Interstate. Select the link below to find the application.
Link to Interstate Championship website for more information: Interstate Championship
INTERSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP MEET
- Date: Labor Day weekend: Saturday and Sunday. No other shows will be approved for this weekend.
- Qualification: Based on an average of three (3) best during the current season. Times-Keeper records will be used to determine if a three (3) time average has been established unless arena sheets are available to prove differently. Junior and Intermediate individuals shall be combined before compiling invitations. All Senior shall be combined before compiling invitations.
- Invitations: Interstate invitations will be accepted or declined at the same time State Finals invitations are accepted or declined. See invitations to State Finals Championship Show.
Top 10 Junior and Senior Individuals
Top 10 Two-Man Teams
Top 5 Four-Man Teams
- Competition: Washington –vs- Oregon. All events to be run under Interstate Rules except for Friday Night open show will be ran under PSHA rules.
- Grand Entry - There will be no riding double in the Grand Entry at Interstate Championship Meet.
- Queen Contest: Based on advertisement sales, horsemanship and personality, etc. Awards to be selected by the Interstate Committee. All queen candidates are required to register through their club.
- Substitutions: If a cancellation should occur, the next fastest average should be invited up to the second alternate. In the 2-person and 4-person team events, once the first two alternates are not available or are already being used as substitutes. Teams may be put together with preference given to riders who qualified in the top ten but whose partner is not present or unable to compete. For example, if the number three qualifying team in two-man stake is missing a member and the number five team is missing a member as well. The able members from those teams will have the option to ride together. Combinations will be paired from the top average and downward. If a person or team is asked to ride and decides not to ride, they have then forfeited their position for that event. In the event we are unable to fill all positions with the methods listed above, the President, or ranking executive member in attendance, will set a deadline for submissions to ride. The proposed teams must be submitted to the President, or ranking executive member, in writing by the deadline. A committee consisting of three or more of the executive members in attendance, the team captain and PSHA State Times Keeper. This committee will consider all submissions and make a decision on who will ride before the next riders meeting. Their decision will be based on the following criteria: Experience competing in the event. Safety competing in the event. Which team(s) provide the best chance for Washington to win Interstate.
- Friday Night Approved Show at Interstate: The Friday night open show at Interstate is PSHA Approved. Fees to PSHA will be waived. Western attire must be worn for riders and arena officials. The show will be ran Junior-Senior only. The rules concerning X riders will be waived. Times to count for current year. Schedule to be printed in the Newsletter. All proceeds from the show to go to Interstate. Events to be ran under PSHA Rules. This is a special event and held at this show only.
- INTERSTATE COMMITTEE: Five and six members on alternate years with two hold over members each year for continuity whose purpose is to plan and produce the annual Interstate Championship Meet and maintain a separate show treasury with W.H.O. Show management must return within forty-eight (48) hours arena sheets and records; must be sent first class mail to State Times Keeper.