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FEI2014#01 – Summary List of ADS Rule Modifications after FEI Rule Update

2014 FEI # 00 Summary List of ADS Rule Modifications after FEI Rule Update Date Received 12Dec13 Proponent Mike Arnold Change Date Next Rulebook Status Open for comments – 12Dec13 Activity Initial Posting: 12Dec13 The FEI CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE WELFARE OF THE HORSE has been included in the text of the rules Competitions Read more

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FEI2014#00 – FEI Driving Rules Rewrite (Final Distribution)

2014 FEI # 00 Summary FEI Driving Rules Rewrite (Initial Distribution) Date Received 015Jul13 Proponent Merridy Hance/Combined Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Open for comments – 19Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 19Sep13 Updated Link: 12Dec13 Anywhere you go in North America – anywhere in the world – you will recognize the sport of combined Read more

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RCS2014#84 – Cones course safety

2014 RCS # 84 Summary Cones course safety Date Received 23Feb13 Proponent Cathy Thomas Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Not Recommended: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Aug13 Current Wording – Article 951.1.5 The Course:Building and Measuring the Course Courses must be laid out so that Athletes (Drivers) have a chance to maintain a Read more

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RCP2014#82 – Wording – add “Obstacles”

2014 RCP # 82 Summary Wording – add “Obstacles” Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Suggested Wording Add the word “Obstacles” after all existing Obstacle class titles where it is missing, such as: Town and Country Obstacles, Double Read more

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RCP2014#81 – Remove Reference

2014 RCP # 81 Summary Remove Reference Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Suggested Wording – Article 58A – Specialty Time Competitions:Scurry Obstacle Refer to Article 28A – Break in Gaits. Reason for change Redundant PDC Submitted

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RCP2014#80 – USEF pony measurement card honored

2014 RCP # 80 Summary Additional Definitions Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Suggested Wording – Article 29 – Divisions Based on the Horse The height indicated on USEF pony measurement cards will be honored for ADS Pleasure Read more

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RCP2014#79 – Additional Definitions

2014 RCP # 79 Summary Additional Definitions Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 Suggested Wording – Article 2 – Definition of Terms “ADS Omnibus” – Use of the term “ADS Omnibus” herein shall also mean Prize List if one is published.{replace all Read more

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RCP2014#78 – Drivers->Competitor

2014 RCP # 78 Summary Drivers->Competitors Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 Suggested Wording – Article 1 – Introduction All drivers competitors at ADS-recognized competitions must be current ADS members or pay the required non-member fee. Reason for change PDC Submitted

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RCP2014#77 – Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies

2014 RCP # 77 Summary Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent CDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 17Jul13 Current Wording – Appendix G – Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies The USEF Measurement Certificate will be presented at the First Veterinary Inspection. If Read more

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RCP2014#76 – Failing to pass through Start or Finish Lines

2014 RCP # 76 Summary Update Hitch/Unhitch sequence for singles Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 957.2 Summary of Penalties in Competition C Failing to pass through Start or Finish Lines (Article 956.1.2 and Article Read more

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RCP2014#75 – Update Hitch/Unhitch sequence for singles

2014 RCP # 75 Summary Update Hitch/Unhitch sequence for singles Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 88/89 Sequence to Unhitch /Hitch – Single To UnhitchDetach breeching, disconnect off trace, near trace, remove the Read more

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RCS2014#74 – Update for Road Carts

2014 RCS # 74 Summary Update for Road Carts Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Withdrawn:31July31 Current Wording – PLEASURE DRIVING APPENDIX A, Section 2.8 – VEHICLES Road or Jogging Cart Definition: Light road carts are used for Read more

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RCP2014#73 – Clarify insurance coverage period

2014 RCP # 73 Summary Clarify insurance coverage period Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 126.9 Responsibility of Management That liability insurance coverage, either permanent or temporary, is in effect for the entire Read more

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RCP2014#72 – New Classes Ladies/Gentlemen Driving

2014 RCP # 72 Summary New Classes Ladies/Gentlemen Driving Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Suggested Additions Ladies Driving Class Entries are judged primarily on the suitability of the turnout for a lady with emphasis on manners. To Read more

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RCP2014#71 – Whip requirements

2014 RCP # 71 Summary Whip requirements Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 72.1 Dress Gloves and a hat (or protective headgear) are required. Aprons are recommended but optional. A whip must be Read more

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RCP2014#69 – Move Pleasure Drive speeds

2014 RCP # 67 Summary Move Pleasure Drive speeds Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marsha Himler Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 67.2 Pleasure Drive – Timed Time Allowed in the trot section shall be calculated from the distance and required Read more

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RCP2014#68 – Pleasure Drive Penalty additions

2014 RCP # 68 Summary Pleasure Drive Penalty additions Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Suggested Addition – Article 65B Pleasure Drive Penalties Spares: each item omitted – 1 penalty point Spares: complete omission – 20 penalty Read more