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HK Pleasure. Replace Shall 18-035

RC#: 18-035 Housekeeping Section: Driven Dressage Proponent: Rules Committee, Pleasure Driving Committee Status: received 10May17, posted 20Jun17 The word “must” replaces the word “shall,” or “shall” removed as unnecessary to meaning 207.1.a (iii) Unless otherwise specified, the driver [delete shall; add] must wear a hat, an apron or knee rug and gloves. … b. Grooms: Grooms of either sex may Read more

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RCS Dressage. Clarify Shall with another term 18-028 thru 18-033

RC#: 18-028 thru 18-033 Change Type: Clarify Articles: See List below Proponent: Rules Committee, Dressage Committee Status: posted 10Jun17 See also HK 18-027 where “must” replaces the word “shall” RC# 18-028: 520.3 At the salute, drivers should take the reins in one hand. A lady [delete shall; add] should raise the whip vertically or horizontally in front of her face; a gentleman [delete shall; Read more

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HK Dressage. Replace Shall with Must 18-027

RC#: 18-027 Housekeeping Section: Driven Dressage Proponent: Rules Committee, Dressage Committee Status: posted 10Jun17 The word “must” replaces the word “shall”  520.13 If, during the test, the entire turnout leaves the arena, the competitor is eliminated. If part of a turnout leaves the arena, it [delete shall; add] must be scored as a poor movement and appropriate marks awarded. 524.2 … In the case of Read more

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RCS CD-C Art. 4 Derby officials 18-025

RC#: 18-025 Rule/Article: Appendix CD-C, Article 4 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: received and posted 7Jun17 Current Wording: One licensed CD-judge. Derbies over 25 entries also require a licensed CD-TD or a second CD judge. Officials may not officiate and compete at the same event New Wording: One licensed CD-judge or CD-TD for up to 24 entries.. Derbies Read more

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RCS CD 928.2.1 Shorts 18-024 (was 18-002)

RC#: 18-024 Rule/Article: CD 928.2.1 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: 2June17 #18-002 withdrawn, this update submitted and posted. 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, Add: At ADS-recognized events, non-permitted Read more

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RCS CD-C 8.2.c Derby cones 18-023

RC#: 18-023 Rule/Article: CD-C 8.2.c Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17 Current Wording: 8.2 Width of gates: c. the cones-type gates can be set at either: (i) 175 cm for all classes except for four-in-hands which should be set at 200 cm, or (ii) Set at Standardized Cones settings as per 973.1.8 New Wording: Read more

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RCS CD 965.7.1 Training scores 18-021

RC#: 18-021 Rule/Article: CD 965.7.1 Change Type: Modify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17 Current Wording: … At ADS-recognized events other than Arena Trials, Obstacle elapsed time for Training division competitors shall not be provided. The five-minute time limit shall apply (See 7.3 below). Only total Section times will be recorded and penalty points posted, in keeping with the intended objective Read more

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RCS CD 943.2.18 Advanced requirements 18-020

RC#: 18-020 Rule/Article: CD 943.2.18 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17 Current Wording: Athletes competing in Hybrid divisions and CAC classes offering Advanced Dressage and Cones must follow all FEI requirements pertaining to Athlete and Groom participation New Wording: Athletes (except VSE and Small Pony turnouts) competing in classes offering Advanced Dressage tests and Cones specifications must follow Read more

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RCS CD 943.2.16 Clarify Table 18-019

RC#: 18-019 Rule/Article: CD 943.2.16 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17 Current Wording: At ADS-recognized events, the following table shall apply for Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate divisions. New Wording: At ADS-recognized events, the following table applies for Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate divisions and for VSE and Small Ponies in Advanced Dressage tests and Cones competitions. Reason for Change: Clarification

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RCS CD 938.1 Lamps 18-018

RC#: 18-018 Rule/Article: CD 938.1 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted Current Wording: 938.1 Dressage Carriages must be fitted with forward facing lamps and rear lamps or reflectors in Dressage only (penalties: see ARTICLE 957). Lamps or reflectors are not compulsory in Cones. At ADS-recognized events, the provisions of this article apply to Athletes competing in Hybrid divisions offering Advanced Read more

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RCS CD 937.3.b(1) Vehicle Requirements 18-017

RC#: 18-017 Rule/Article: CD 937.3(b) Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted Current Wording: b. At ADS-recognized events, there are no required track widths. (See APPENDIX CD-E. QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE FOR CDES). Exceptions: (1) Entries in Hybrid Divisions offering Advanced Dressage and Cones must follow all vehicle requirements under FEI CAI 2* rules. (2) See 973.1 and 974.1 for events Read more

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RCS CD 937.3 Clarify Table 18-016

RC#: 18-016 Rule/Article: CD 937.3 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted Current Wording: At ADS-recognized Dressage and Cones competitions, the following table applies for Training, Preliminary, and Intermediate divisions. New Wording: At ADS-recognized Dressage and Cones competitions, the following table applies for Training, Preliminary, Intermediate and all Advanced division classes for VSEs and Small Ponies.   Reason for Change: Clarification

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RCS CD 937.1.1 Grooms 18-015

RC#: 18-015 Rule/Article: CD 937.1.1 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted; updated 2Jun17 & 7June17 Current Wording: 1.1 … At ADS-recognized events, drivers may use a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for single horse/pony/VSE classes. For divisions other than Hybrid Divisions offering Advanced Dressage and Cones, a groom is optional for single horse and pony drivers in Dressage and Cones Competitions only Read more

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RCS CD 912 Age of Athletes and Grooms 18-014

RC#: 18-014 Rule/Article: CD 912 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted Current Wording: Article 912 Minimum Age – Athletes and Grooms For ADS-recognized events, the provisions of 1-4 of this article do not apply. See GR-2.7 for minimum age requirements. The minimum competition age for grooms is 14. Exception: Driving Trial (Training and Preliminary divisions), the minimum competition age for Read more

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RCS CD 928.2.5 Marathon headgear 18-013

RC#: 18-013 Rule/Article: CD 928.2.5 Change Type: Modify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted Current Wording:  At ADS-recognized events: 2.5 All persons on the vehicle during Marathon must wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carries the SEI tag. It must be properly fitted with Read more

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RCS CD 928.2 Marathon Dress 18-012

RC#: 18-012 Rule/Article: CD 928.2.2, 2.3, 2.4 Change Type: Modify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted Current Wording:  2.2 At ADS-recognized events, the provisions of this paragraph do not apply. Athletes and Grooms must wear securely fastened Protective Headgear and a back protector in the Marathon that is in compliance with the applicable international testing standards. Infringement will result in Elimination. 2.3 Read more