RC#: 18-010 Rule/Article: GR 2.7a Change Type: Modify Proponent: Mike Rider Status: 13May17 received; 15May17 posted Current Wording: The “competition age” of an individual will be the age reached during the calendar year. New Wording: The age of an individual on December 1st will be maintained throughout the entire competition year. 2. Persons born on December 1st will assume the greater age Read more
RC#: 18-008 Rule/Article: CD 960.5.1 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Penny Nicely Status: 26Apr17 received; 28Apr17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 960.5.1 Sufficient red and white compulsory turning flags must be positioned on the Course to ensure that all Athletes follow the designated track. Athletes must leave the red flags on their right and the white flags on their left. Read more
RC#: 18-009 Rule/Article: CD 963.4.2 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Penny Nicely Status: 26Apr17 received; 28Apr17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 963.4.2 [FEI] If an Athlete is not ready to start Section A at his scheduled time, the Timekeeper will start him at the earliest available time at his discretion, and record the actual starting time, which must be reported to Read more
RC#: 18-007 Rule/Article: CD 975.2.7 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Penny Nicely Status: 26Apr17 received; 27Apr17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 975.2.7 Grooms must be seated in their proper places between the start and finish lines. They are not allowed to indicate the course or to speak unless they are dismounted. For penalties, see Article 981. In ADS-recognized competitions, Read more
RC#: 18-006 Rule/Article: PD 207.3.b Change Type: Modify Proponent: Jeffrey Morse Status: 13Mar17 received; 26Apr17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on the vehicle or other pieces of harness. A throatlatch and a full noseband are mandatory. A full noseband is defined as a noseband fully encircling the nose. Flash nosebands are Read more
RC#: 18-005 Rule/Article: CD 945.2 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: Hardy Zantke Status: 13Mar17 received; 19Mar17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 945.2 Prohibited outside assistance At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may give verbal or physical directions to an Athlete with the exception of persons on the carriage during Marathon Read more
RC#: 18-004 Rule/Article: CD 969.1 Change Type: Housekeeping Proponent: Rules Committee Status: 18Mar17 posted Revise Marathon Penalty chart to show no elimination for not wearing safety vest on Marathon at ADS events.
RC#: 18-003 Rule/Article: CD 965.7.1 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: Hardy Zantke Status: 13Mar17 received; 15Mar17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 965.7 Timing 7.1 The Athlete will be timed from when the nose of the leading horse passes between the entry flags until the nose of the leading horse passes between the exit flags. Other obstacle penalties Read more
RC#: 18-002 Rule/Article: CD 928.2.1 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: Erika Matulich Status: 22Feb17 received; 24Feb17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 928.2 Dress in Marathon and Combined Marathon 2.1 Less formal dress is acceptable in Marathon for the Athlete and Grooms. Shorts are not permitted. Infringement will incur 10 penalties per person. New Wording: 2.1 Less formal dress Read more
RC#: 18-001 Rule/Article: PD 255.1 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Lonnie Leavitt Status: 7Feb17 received; 9Feb17 posted and sent to committee with Note below Current Wording: Article 255 Spares 255.1 Spares must be carried on each vehicle during a pleasure drive. They are as follows: Wheel wrench to fit axle nuts Knife Cooler or quartersheet for each horse Leather punch Length of Read more
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