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RCP2015#84 – Clarification – follow dressage tests

2015 RCS # 84 Summary Clarification – follow dressage tests Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee. Given to Dressage Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14; Not recommended by DC Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14Assigned to DC only 20Oct14 Current Wording – CD-Article 954.11 Movements and their descriptions.Stretching the frame 954.11 Stretching the frame Read more

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RCP2015#83 – Calling CDE Training Level Dressage Test

2015 RCP # 83 Summary Calling CDE Training Level Dressage Test Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 DC not recommended Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14Assigned to DC only 20Oct14 Current Wording – Article 952.2 Conditions.Memory 952.2 Memory The FEI Driven Dressage Test must be driven from memory. Speaking Read more

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FEI2015#02 – Clarification of Breeching Requirement

2015 FEI # 02 Summary Clarification of Breeching Requirement Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14Recommendation subject to final FEI wording Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14 Current Wording – Article 940 Harness, Carriage and Horses.Harness 940.1.14 Whenever a single Horse/Pony is harnessed to a carriage, breeching is compulsory. Failure Read more

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FEI2015#01 – HK: Clarification of trace measurement

2015 FEI # 01 Summary Clarification of trace measurement Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14Recommendation subject to final FEI wording Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14 Current Wording – Article 940 Harness, Carriage and Horses.Harness 940.1.1 The distance between Horse/Pony and carriage must be not less than 50cm at Read more

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RCP2015#82 – Clarification of lamps/reflector requirements

2015 RCP # 82 Summary Clarification of lamps/reflector requirements Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14; Recommended 14Oct14 by CDC; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14 Current Wording – Article 938 Equipment 938.1 Dressage Carriages must be fitted with forward facing lamps and rear lamps or reflectors Read more

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X RCS2015#81 – see #91

2015 RCS # 81 Summary Add Intermediate II and remove exception Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14; modified 16 Sept2015 Current Wording – Article 937 Weights and Dimensions.General 1.1 In all Classes, if the carriage has no brakes, breeching is compulsory . Failure Read more

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RCP2015#80 – ADS division eligibility reformatted

2015 RCS # 80 Summary Readability in format Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 Recommended for Approval: 07Sept14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14 Current Wording – Article 916 Entries 916.16 Eligibility for ADS-recognized Training Division Events [formerly Article 905.12] An entry may be: a. A Read more

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RCP2015#79 – New Competition Category

2015 RCS # 79 Summary New Competition Category Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14; CD Recommended for Approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14 Suggested Wording – 901.10 Overview of Categories and competitions 10.5 “Combined a-la-carte (CAC) event” may use any of the above formats,the Read more

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RCP2015#78 – Change use of “level” to “division”

2015 RCS # 78 Summary Change use of “level” to “division” Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Current Wording – Example “ “…level…” Suggested Wording Global change of the term “level” to the defined term “division.” Change “Level” to “Division”: Read more

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RCP2015#77 – Established point system for Pleasure Driving Championships

2015 RCS # 77 Summary Establishes point system for Pleasure Driving Championships Date Received 3Aug14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 3Aug14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommends for approval as modified 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 3Aug14 Current Wording – PDArticle 217 Championships 217.1 When a championship for Read more

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RCP2015#76 – To restore original intent of Super Reinsmanship

2015 RCS # 76 Summary Restores original intent of Super Reinsmanship Date Received 28July14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 3Aug14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommends approval as modified 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 3Aug14 Current Wording – PD-Article 225 Super Reinsmanship Competitors enter the ring individually and Read more

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RCP2015#75 – HK – Clarifies requirements for Int. II

2015 RCS # 75 Summary Clarifies requirements for Intermediate II hybrid Date Received 2July14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 2July14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 2July2014 Current Wording – CDArt.937.1.1 At ADS-recognized events, drivers may use a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for single horse/pony/VSE classes. Read more

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XRCP2015#73 – see RCP#88

2015 RCS # 73 Summary Clarifies Table  Date Received 2july14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 2July14 Activity Initial Posting: 2July14 Current Wording – CDArticle 973.1.8 (Text below table:) * Increase settings by 10 cm for tandems, unicorns & four-in-hands Suggested Wording (Text below table:) * Note settings increased by 10 Read more

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RCP2015#71 – To clarify origin of modified CD rules

2014 RCS # 71 Summary Clarifies origin of modified rules Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 27June14 Recommended for Approval: 07Sept2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 27June14 Revised 7Sept2014 Current Wording – CDAppendix A1 1. A Driving Trial consists of Driven Dressage, Cones and a Section B Marathon Read more

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RCP2015#70 – Adds language for placing in PD cones classes

2015 RCS # 70 Summary Adds language for placing in high-point cones classes. Date Received 7June2014 Proponent Mike Rider Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 23June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 23June14 Current Wording – PDArt244 Unless otherwise specified in individual class rules: • Low total time basis – For Read more

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RCP2015#69 – Allow flexibility for distance between obstacles

2015 RCP # 69 Summary Allows flexibility for distance between obstacles Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Revised 7Sept2014 Current Wording – CDAppendixA7 Distance between obstacles must not be less Read more

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RCP2015#68 – Clarifies Jury requirements

2015 RCS # 68 Summary Clarifies Jury requirements Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14Recommended for approval as amended 15Oct15Further revisions from 18Oct14 on 22Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDAppendixA#5 5. Officials: See Appendix H. Suggested Read more

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RCP2015#67 – Adds Hybrid divisions to Driving Trials

2015 RCS # 67 Summary Adds Hybrid divisions to Driving Trials  Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Revised 7Sept2014 Current Wording – CDAppendixA2 2. Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Read more

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RCP2015#66 – Adds Safety Checklist to rules

2015 RCS # 66 Summary Adds Safety Checklist to rules Date Received 1June14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for approva; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14l Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle942.6 Article 942 Safety [formerly Article 901.12] 6. At ADS-recognized events, Read more

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RCP2015#63 – Simplifies and clarifies PD obstacle numbering

2015 RCS # 63 Summary Simplifies and clarifies numbering and marking Pleasure Driving Obstacle Classes Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommended as modified; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle237 Read more

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RCP2015#62 – Requires allowing schooling entries to be published in Omnibus

2015 RCS # 62 Summary Requires allowing schooling entries to be published in the Omnibus Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle236 236.3 Within any division, Read more

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RCP2015#61 – Adds suggested time limits to Freestyle Reinsmanship

2015 RCS # 61 Summary Adds suggested time limits to Freestyle Reinsmanship Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommended for approval as modified 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle224 Read more

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RCP2015#60 – HK – To conform with rulebook convention

2015 RCS # 60 Summary Housekeeping – deletes Prize List verbage  Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14 and 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle215 Restrictions for any division must be Read more

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RCP2015#59 – HK- Adds metric measurements to PD horse heights

2015 RCS # 59 Summary Adds metric measurements to horse heights Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommended for approval with modifications 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle212 212.2 Read more

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RCP2015#58 – Define divisions based on status of driver in Omnibus

2015 RCS # 58 Summary Divisions based on status of driver must be described in the Omnibus Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommended as modified; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording Read more

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RCP2015#57 – Allows juniors to wear body protectors in pleasure classes

2015 RCS # 57 Summary Allows juniors to wear body protectors in pleasure shows without penalty Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommend for approval as amended 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14; Read more

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RCP2015#56 – Gives authority to judge to split class

2015 RCS # 56 Summary Gives the authority to the judge to decide to split a class Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14Withdrawn by PD 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle204 204.1 Large classes Read more

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RCP2015#55 – Clarifies where House Rules are published

2015 RCS # 55 Summary House rules must be published in both Omnibus and Prize List Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle202 If show management Read more

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RCP2015#54b – Clarifies Nosebands and encourages gullet straps (see also #54a GR)

2015 RCS # 54 Summary Clarifies nosebands and encourages gullet straps Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PD 207.3 Harness b.         Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on the vehicle Read more

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RCP2015#53 – Adds penalty to re-checked horses after marathon

2015 RCS # 53 Summary Adds penalty for horses requiring second check at end of marathon Date Received 30May14 Proponent Carole Wallace Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; CDC NOT recommended 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle935.4 In-Harness Examination [formerly Article 924.4] The Second Read more

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RCP2015#52 – Requires body protectors for children only on marathon

2015 RCS # 52 Summary Requires body protectors for children only on marathon Date Received 30May14 Proponent Pat Cheatham Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Not recommended by CDC 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle928.3 3. Dress for Juniors and Children At all times, Read more

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X RCS2015#51 – Rules for ‘Derby Driving’ (see also #103)

2015 RCS # 51 Summary Creates rules for Derby Driving Date Received 30May14 Proponent Jennifer Matheson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – New Suggested Wording Derby Driving (Modified Arena Driving Trial) Eligibility: Competition is open to all drivers and equines. Read more

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RCP2015#50 – HK – Changes time between tests for Int 4

2015 RCS # 50 Summary Adds 1 minute to time between test for Intermediate 4 Date Received 28Mar14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for Approval 28June2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – DAppendix DR-C Driven Dressage Tests – Read more

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RCP2015#49 – Exception regarding body protectors for children

2015 RCS # 49 Summary Adds language to strongly recommend body protectors for children instead of requiring. Date Received 28May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Not recommended by CDC Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle928.3 At all times, while on a Read more

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RCP2015#48 – Requires reins to be attached while putting to, etc.

2015 RCS # 48 Summary Reins must be attached while putting to Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – GRArticle6 6.1 Whenever fully put to or being taken out of a vehicle, a horse must wear a Read more

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RCS2015#47 – Makes cruelty rules more comprehensive

To make the current Cruelty rules more comprehensive, including improper or damaged equipment that may cause the equine pain or injury and adding protections to avoid the use of equines deemed unfit to compete 2015 RCS # 47 Summary To make rules regarding cruelty more comprehensive Date Received 20May14 Proponent Ruthie Graves Change Date 2015 Read more