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RC CD 928.2 Marathon Dress (Vests) 19-044

THIS RULE HAS BEEN PASSED BY THE BOD AND GOES INTO EFFECT 1Jan2019.  15Nov17 BOD did not approve , Feb2018 BOD passed this as modified below New Wording:  2.2 Athletes and Grooms must wear securely fastened Protective Headgear [add: and Protective Vests] [delete: a back protector] in the Marathon [add: or any competition that includes marathon-type obstacles] that is in Read more

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RCP CD-955.5 Judging requirements for Para Athletes 19-042

RC#: 19-042 Status: Posted 12 Jun18, Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Marcie Quist ADS #: 7910 Subject: Judging requirement for Para Athletes Rule #: CD-955.5 Current Wording: 955.5 Athlete 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 the salute, and Read more

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RCP CD-940.5 Clarify Para Auxilliary reins 19-040

RC#: 19-040 Status: Posted 12 Jun18, Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Marcie Quist ADS #: 7910 Subject: Clarify permitted auxilliary reins for Para drivers Rule #: CD-940.5 Current Wording: 940.5 Auxiliary reins 5.1 Auxiliary reins (including any type of check reins) are not permitted when in harness. At ADS-recognized events for Training division only, Read more

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RCP GR-B Officials Requirement Summary 19-025

RC#: 19-025 Status: Posted 6Jun18, Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Marc Johnson / CDC Chair ADS #: 9050 Subject: GR-B Officials Requirement Summary Rule #: GR-B Officials Requirement Summary Current Wording: New Wording: Add “Derby” under ADS CDE  Reason for Change: To complete the list of competitions within the Combined Driving section of the Read more

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RCP CD 960.2.8 Marathon Distance and Pace 19-018

RC#: 19-018 Status: Posted 5Jun18, Recommended with Mods by CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Marc Johnson / CDC Chair ADS #: 9050 Subject: Marathon Distance and Pace Rule #: 960.2.8 Current Wording: New Wording: Reason for Change:  Replace Walk Section with Transfer Section. Preliminary should be allowed any pace throughout Section B to better align with Read more

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RCS CD 945.3 Groom assistance 19-015

RC#: 19-015 Status: Posted 5Jun18, Not Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Marc Johnson / CDC Chair ADS #: 9050 Subject: Groom assistance Rule #: 945.3 Permitted assistance  Current Wording: The following are considered to be permitted outside assistance:  • Assistance during compulsory rests and in neutral zones between Sections.  • Assistance to avoid accidents.  • Read more

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RCP CD 944.1 Identification Nos. 19-014

RC#: 19-014 Status: Posted 5Jun18, Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Marc Johnson / CDC Chair ADS #: 9050 Subject: Identification numbers for ADS/USEF/FEI Rule #: 944.1  Current Wording: At ADS-recognized events held in conjunction with USEF/FEI events, an identification number with a different background color or numbering scheme that differentiates the ADS entries from Read more

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X-RCS CD 913.3.2 Concise Eligibility 19-012 WITHDRAWN

RC#: 19-012 Status: Posted 5Jun18, Withdrawn by CDC 19July18 Name: Marc Johnson / CDC Chair ADS #: 9050 Subject: Eligibility for ADS-recognized Events Rule #: 913.3.2 – 913.3.4 Current Wording: 913.3 Eligibility for ADS-recognized Events 3.2 Preliminary division a. The driver has completed* at least two recognized CDEs or two DTs or had other equivalent driving Read more

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RCP CD Appx CD-B Grooms 19-004

RC#: 19-004 Status: Posted 14Feb18, Recommended CDC & ESC 19July18 Name: Hardy Zantke ADS #: 1187 Subject: Grooms speaking penalties Rule #: Appendix CD-B Arena Trials Current Wording: 1.10 Grooms May ride in/on the vehicle in competition. During Driven Dressage or Obstacles/Cones competitions, grooms giving verbal or physical directions or sliding, lifting or moving the vehicle Read more

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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 965.3.2 Obstacle penalties 18-060 WITHDRAWN

Withdrawn by CDC 1Nov 17 RC#: 18-060 Rule/Article: CD 965.3.2 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 30July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. Article 965 Obstacle Penalties 965.3.2 Once Grooms have dismounted they are not required to get back onto the carriage and need not follow the Athlete through any of the Compulsory Gates 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 CD 964.7 Transfer 18-057 WITHDRAWN

Withdrawn by CDC 1Nov 17 RC#: 18-057 Rule/Article: CD 964.7 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Combined Driving Committee Status: CDC-recommended FEI change proposals (posted 30July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording. 7.1 At the Finish of [delete: Section B, add: Last Transfer] Last Transfer any missing or disconnected trace, pole strap or reins will incur 10 penalties for each occurrence. 7.2 At Read more