IMG_8743April 2022 – Happy Spring, everyone!  How happy are we that spring is here?!  I know that I am!  Spring is the time our shows begin and we head into an amazing season.  As the snow melts, we get closer to riding in our arenas or even at home. We have so much to look forward to during spring.  As we move into show season, please remember to thank your judges, show stewards, timers, and whomever may be putting on that show.  It does take a lot of work to put on shows, so all help is welcome as well!

Having visited the Beehive State (Utah) during the last part of March, it reminded me of the beauty of spring.  The snow was still present but melting away, the sun shining, birds singing, and the earth renewing right before my eyes.  Spring is something to look forward to for sure.  Spring is for new beginnings!

With spring comes the Early Bird rates for CONVENTION!  “Lead the Way” is the theme for this year. I want to congratulate Lisa Gardner on winning a 2022 Convention registration for the wonderful Convention theme she submitted. We are really encouraging our youth to be our main focus for this year’s annual convention.  Our youth members, as stated so many times, are the future for Washington State Horsemen. They need to be the forefront of our organization. Get your kids involved in Youth Merit (a FREE program for WSH kids) and see the changes they can make!  Be sure to get your convention registration in as soon as possible to get a GREAT RATE!  Spokane is looking forward to hosting you one more year at the Airport Ramada Inn, November 11-13!

The WSH Full Board’s next meeting is slated for Sunday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. Board Members will receive the Zoom invitation via e-mail the week prior to the meeting. Reach out to one of the Board Members, or myself, if you are not on the Board and would like to attend the meeting. Full Board meetings are open to all WSH members and the opportunity to attend via Zoom makes them accessible across the State. The only requirement is a 2022 WSH membership. If you have not had the opportunity to renew your membership, please reach out to your Club Secretary ASAP. If you are not a member of a club, you may utilize the form found on the back page of the Canter to send in to Kamie McDowell. As a reminder, the form is for NON-Club members only and the fee is higher than if joining through a club.

Enjoy the Spring shows and get ready for a fun and safe season! I can’t wait to see what this year’s show season brings for each of you…may it be your best season EVER!

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Emma McLaughlin