July Newsletter

Posted: 7/11/2023

July Queen Lena State Finals Information

July 2023 Newsletter


Hello PSHA Family. After what seemed like a really slow start to the season we have quickly moved straight into the final weeks of the year. It’s hard to believe that we’re in the final push of the season.

It’s truly just over 4 weeks until we’ll be assembling in Wenatchee competing as a family at State Finals.

With that I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you that have taken this year of change on with a smile and embraced it. Change is never easy. But sometimes it’s necessary to grow and get better. This year, our organization has grown. If not in numbers of members, we’ve grown in our spirit of accepting new things and new people. We’ve gotten better with a number of newer leaders that are stepping up and running shows and clubs. We’ve grown in our ability to try new things.

Thank you for having patience with the new website and new system. It is way easier for all involved. But it did take a minute to remember new numbers.

Speaking of the new system. I am so excited about how well it’s going. It hasn’t been perfect, but there is so much information available there within just a minute of looking. Heading into this time of year, having that averages tab available to check your standings is awesome. Being able to quickly access your averages and start figuring out what runs you need to make is really cool! The site works a little bit better on a computer than on your phone, but it’s all there. We’re working on making things more mobile friendly.

To check averages and standings all you need to do is click on the averages drop down and select teams or individuals. Then you can start selecting age groups and events.

While we’re on the topic, keep an eye out for a new How-to video posted to Facebook.

Last Chance weekend is coming up on July 29-30. Get out there. Cheer each other on and have a safe and fun last few weeks of the season!

Interstate: We’re moving forward with plans at Brasada Ranch one more year. I am told the facilities have made some improvements for us and we’re excited to take it to Oregon this year! Our reigning Queen Lena is working on some sponsorships and has been out promoting interstate, see her notes included in the Newsletter. Also, it sounds like the Oregon Princess will be up this way soon. Maybe attending a South Seattle Show. Keep an eye out for her and provide a great Washington environment for her!

Convention: We have a date and a location! This year we’ll be back at Silver Reef Casino in Ferndale, WA.

The Dates are October 27-29, 2023. You can start booking rooms now. We have a fantastic room rate at $139 for a King or Double Queen room. Just need to mention Patterned Speed Horses when booking. You can book your room by calling 866-3830-777 ext. 4120.

As we get closer, we’ll dial in menu and cost, but dinners should come in around $35 this year.

Start making plans!


Upcoming shows:

  • July 7-8: South Seattle
  • July 7-8: NVR – Everlyn Farms
  • July 15-16: Appleatchee
  • July 21-23: NVR – Sumas – Be the One Benefit Show
  • July 22-23: South Seattle
  • July 28-30: NVR – Sumas
  • July 29-30: Appleatchee
  • July 29-30: Green River


State Finals: Aug 11-13

The State finals committee is getting things together. I am sure they will be looking for volunteers to work gates and other needs. Reach out to Kelsey Morgan if you would like to help!


Have a great month! I’ll see you in the arena soon!





Hello PSHA and WHO,

I am looking forward to attending a few more PSHA shows before my short summer home from college ends. Here are a few updates for the next newsletter and what I shared with Interstate.

Although short and wet, I was able to attend a fun WHO show at Suzie’s house and was hoping to connect with the new princess. Due to the weather, it seems the show went by fast and the rain scared a few riders off. The new princess and I have been chatting and I am excited to meet her in person at the South Seattle Saddle Club show this weekend.

After checking with Suzie and Shannon, I decided to reach out with an email request from all my previous sponsors asking if they would be interested in supporting Interstate again this year. Unfortunately, I am realizing the value in personal contact when seeking sponsors. I will put in another push and see what I can do to bring in some money. This past 4th of July weekend I met with one of my largest sponsors, Bergsma Fence, regarding a corporate sponsorship. They said they would not be able to do a corporate sponsorship but would consider a donation to Interstate. Additionally, I met with a mobile diesel mechanic company who is looking for ways to advertise. I will follow up with both in a week to see if they need any additional information and if they would like to be a sponsor.

June brought some cold weather and wet drizzle, but I was able to represent Interstate at the Maple Valley Days Parade alongside the South Seattle Saddle Club. It was my first parade, and I was thankful a new SSSC member loaned me her horse. Shortly after, the weather changed, and I met with a local 4H club (Mounted Magic). We headed out to local businesses for the day learning how to ask for donations and sponsorships. It was a blast, and it was exciting to use my Interstate Queen title to help support and mentor young kids. Last week I received a thank you card in the mail from Project Hope for the money we donated and posted to the Interstate Championship Facebook page. Finally, I met with Green River Saddle Club, asking for a sponsorship/donation and I will follow up with them again next week. Last year we worked in their kitchen each Tuesday during their barrel series. They donated all their tips and 100% of the money from all sales of root beer floats purchased by GRSC. Additionally, they let me sell Italian sodas. Fingers crossed!

As we move into July, I will be attending King County’s 4H fair in Enumclaw representing Interstate, meeting new kids, and sharing my fun experiences with PSHA and Interstate. I am planning to attend SSSC board meeting asking for a buckle sponsorship and asking permission for a potential fundraiser event at the last show.

After PSHA state finals, I will return to Montana to attend college and will fly home for Interstate 2023!

Wishing everyone clean runs for the rest of the season,

Queen Lena