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RCP GR-B, PD-A, CD 14, CD-H, AC2.4 must have ADS official 18-061

BOD approved 15Nov17 RC#: 18-061 Rule/Article: GR-B, also PD-S, CD 14, CD-H, AC2.4 Change Type: New Proponent: Licensed Official Committee Status: Accepted as exceptional rule change at BOD meeting 15Oct17. New Wording: Organizers of ADS-approved events must secure the services of at least one ADS-licensed official. (Rule effective July 1, 2018) Reason for Change: Prevent ADS event from Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 955.5.2 Dressage Salute 18-059

BOD passed 15Nov17 RC#: 18-059 Rule/Article: CD 955.5.2 Change Type: New Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 30July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. From CDC 1Nov 17: forward to BOD as revised* by FEI 955.5.2 Para-Equestrian Athletes in able-bodied competitions Athletes may salute with a nod of their head only. Hats must not be removed at Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 945.2.1.2 Outside assistance 18-058

BOD approved 15Nov17 with additional changes not included in RCP RC#: 18-058 Rule/Article: CD 945.2.1.2 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. from CDC 1Nov 17: forward to BOD Article 945 Outside assistance At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may give Read more

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FEI – RCP FEI Annex 8 Oxer 18-055

BOD approved 15Nov17 RC#: 18-055 Rule/Article: CD FEI Annex 8 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI proposed change (posted 30July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. From CDC 1Nov 17: forward to BOD Revised wording:  FEI Annex 8. Oxer in Cones course 973.1.6 An oxer will be composed of 2 pairs of cones in a Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 961.3.2 30m signs 18-047

BOD approved 15Nov17  RC#: 18-047 Rule/Article: CD 961.3.2 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. From CDC 1Nov 17: forward with FEI revision* to BOD Revised Wording: 961.3.2 The Entry and Exit of each Obstacle must be marked by Red and White Flags (red on the Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 960.3.1 Compulsory rest 18-045

BOD approved 15Nov17 RC#: 18-045 Rule/Article: CD 960.3.1 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. From CDC 1Nov 17: forward to BOD Revised Wording: 960.3.1. There must be a compulsory rest of not less than 10 minutes in the designated rest area prior to the start of Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 960.2.7 ADS sections 18-042

BOD approved 15Nov 17 RC#: 18-042 Rule/Article: CD 960.2.7 Change Type: Modify, New Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: Submitted and recommended by CDC (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. From CDC 1Nov 17: withdraw changes to a, b, c, and e. Adds Controlled warmup option. See also 960.1.3 18-040 Final Wording:  960.2.7 At ADS-recognized events: [NEW:] d. The Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 960.1.7 New optional warmup 18-041

BOD passed 15Nov17 RC#: 18-041 Rule/Article: CD 960.1.7 Change Type: New Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving change and final wording. From CDC 1Nov 17: forward to BOD New rule from FEI: 960.1.7. As an alternative option to the Phase A there can be used a controlled Warm-up (min 30 minutes before Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 928.4.2 Whip penalty 18-039

BOD passed 15Nov17 RC#: 18-039 Rule/Article: CD Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: Submitted and recommended by CDC (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving change and final wording. from CDC 1Nov 17: forward to BOD FEI Revised Wording: 928.4.2 An Athlete must start the competition with a whip in hand or incur [delete: 10, add: 5]  5 penalty points. Read more

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FEI – RCP CD 928.3.1 Jr. Vests/helmets 18-038

BOD passed 15Nov17  RC#: 18-038 Rule/Article: CD 928.3.1 Change Type: Modify, New Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: Submitted and recommended by CDC (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving change and final wording. from CDC 1Nov 17: revised FEI wording Final Wording: 928.3.1. At all times, whilst on a carriage, Athletes and Grooms under the age of 18 must wear a body/[add:back] back protector and a Read more

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

BOD approved rule change 15 Nov17  RC#: 18-028 thru 18-033 Change Type: Clarify Articles: See List below Proponent: Rules Committee, Dressage Committee Status: posted 10Jun17. Recommended by the Dressage Committee (posted 28July17). 19Oct17 Final recommendation for BOD (no changes) 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. Read more

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RCP CD-H Required CD Officials 18-026

BOD approved 15Oct17  RC#: 18-026 Rule/Article: Appendix CD-H Change Type: Modify and New Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: received 7Jun17 and posted 10Jun17, corrected and reposted 11Jun17. Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD Changed Wording and addition for Driving Derbys SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave

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

BOD approved 15Oct17  RC#: 18-025 Rule/Article: Appendix CD-C, Article 4 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: received and posted 7Jun17. Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD 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 Read more

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

BOD approved 15Nov17 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. Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD 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 Read more

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

BOD approved 15Oct17  RC#: 18-023 Rule/Article: CD-C 8.2.c Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17. Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD. 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, Read more

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RCP CD 943.2.18 Advanced requirements 18-020

BOD approved 15Oct17  RC#: 18-020 Rule/Article: CD 943.2.18 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17, Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD 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) Read more

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RCP CD 943.2.16 Clarify Table 18-019

BOD approved 15Oct17  Rule/Article: CD 943.2.16 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted 1June17. Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD 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 Read more

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RCP CD 937.1.1 Grooms 18-015

BOD approved with changes 15Nov17, verification from CDC resolved conflict and resulted in no change from original RCP RC#: 18-015 Rule/Article: CD 937.1.1 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: CD Committee Status: 31May17 received and posted; updated 2Jun17 & 7June17. Recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). From CDC 25Oct17 for BOD with note from RC noting conflict between 937.1.1 and RCP CD 937.3.b(1)   Final Revised Wording:  1.1 … At ADS-recognized events, Read more