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RCP2015#39 – Corrects previously approved change

2015 RCS # 39 Summary Corrects previously approved change that was not included Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; CDC approved as amended 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDArticle951.1 At ADS-recognized events, current ADS Driven Dressage Tests must be used Read more

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RCP2015#38 – HK – Deletes non-existent reference number

2015 RCS # 38 Summary Deletes non-existent reference number Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDArticle965.1 At ADS-recognized events, Training Division Competitors may not canter in the Obstacles. (see Article 945.4.) Suggested Wording delete “(see Article 945.4)” Reason for Read more

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XRCS2015#37 – see RCP2015#85-HK

2015 RCS # 37 Summary Adds ADS exception for grooms giving assistance in dressage Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Article 957 Summary of Driven Dressage Penalties Grooms speaking or giving indications Art. 945.2 10 penalties Suggested Wording Read more

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RCS2015#36 – Changes term for ADS Advanced throughout

2015 RCS # 36 Summary Change ADS Advanced to new title for that division throughout Appendix Date Received 25May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A, Overall The use of the word Advanced. Suggested Wording Replace all references to Advanced with ADS Advanced Read more

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RCS2015#35 – Deletes language regarding number of gates at Adv. HDT

2015 RCS # 35 Summary Deletes number of gates for Advanced in at Driving Trial Date Received 17May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A.7.d Advanced classes may have up to six obstacle gates. Suggested Wording Delete this rule. Reason for change Read more

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RCS2015#34 – To bring Driving Trial rules in line with CDE rules

2015 RCS # 34 Summary To bring Driving Trial rules in line with CDE rules Date Received 17May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 22May14 Activity Initial Posting: 22May14 Current Wording – CDAppendixA.2 Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Preliminary, Intermediate or Advanced divisions. Suggested Wording Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Read more

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RCS2015#33 – Allows “R” judge for ADT (w/o having TD license also)

2015 RCS # 33 Summary Allows an “R” judge to officiate at an ADT without also holding a TD license. Date Received 16May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix H ADT # of Competitors: <25 competitors total in show at all levels Read more

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RCS2015#32 – see 69

2015 RCS # 32 Summary Alters language for distance between obstacles.  Allows for exceptions. Date Received 16May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2105 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A. 7. C Distance between obstacles must not be less than 250 m for Training and Preliminary divisions, and Read more

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RCS2015#31 – Allows more competitors without add’l judge

2015 RCS # 31 Summary Allows more competitors without additional judge Date Received 16May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix H None Suggested Wording Add note to bottom of chart: With approval of POJ & TD there may be up to 5 Read more

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RCS2015#30 – Allows for verbal assistance (withdrawn)

2015 RCS # 30 Summary Allows for verbal assistance in accordance with the FEI rule Date Received 15May15 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; Withdrawn by proponent Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – Article CD945.2 At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may give Read more

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RCP2015#29 – Adds body protector language for juniors to General Rules

2015 RCS # 29 Summary Adds body protector language for juniors to General Rules Date Received 14May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; Recommended for approval by Event Standards; BOD returned to ES 23Oct14; ES changed to NotRecommended on 29Oct14; BOD NOT APPROVED 13Nov14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14; Current Wording Read more

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RCS2015#28 – Consider splitting classes if over 6 entries

2015 RCS # 28 Summary Suggests considering splitting classes if over 6 entries Date Received 13May14 Proponent Su Zi Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; PD does not recommend for approval 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – Article PD204.1 ………….Unless the ring is very large, classes of more than 14 entries should Read more

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RCS2015#27 – Provides language for bio-security

2015 RCS # 27 Summary Provides language for bi0-security Date Received 13May14 Proponent Su Zi Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – Article ___ New article Suggested Wording All recognized competitions must observe bio-security. This is especially crucial during veterinary inspection after marathon. All inspections must include the Read more

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RCS2015#26 – Changes walk speeds for small ponies

2014 RCP # 26 – 960.29 Summary Changes walk speeds for small ponies  Date Received 10May14 Proponent Claudia DeLorme Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; Not recommended by CDC 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD960.2.9 Speeds at ADS Recognized Marathon Competitions: Small Ponies – Training Level Walk – 5 KPH Small Read more

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RCP2015#25 – Delete article referencing “different” obstacle courses at Pleasure shows

2015 RCS # 25 Summary Delete Article 237.4 referring to “different” obstacle course Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Mike Rider Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 07May14; Recommended by PD 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 07May14 Current Wording – Article PD237.6 An obstacle course will be considered “different” if its pattern is reversed or its Read more

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RCS2015#24 – Clarifying pace, stopping, signage at end of Sec. B

2015 RCS # 24 Summary Clarifying pace, stopping, signage and penalties at end of the marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Meritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 07May14 Activity Initial Posting: 07May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.6.1 The finish of Section B must not be more than 300 m from the exit Read more

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RCS2015#23 – Applying colors to kilometer markers

2015 RCS # 23 Summary Applying colors to kilometer markers Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 07May14 Activity Initial Posting: 07May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.4.3 Sections A and B must have a marker at every kilometer.  In section B the measurement of the kilometers must include Read more

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RCP2015#22 – To allow Junior drivers to compete in an open arena

2015 RCS # 22 Summary To allow junior drivers to compete in an open arena Date Received 02May14 Proponent Katy Rhinehart Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14Recommended with Changes Activity Initial Posting: 06May14Not Recommended by Event Standards Current Wording – Article GR2.7.b and c b) “Junior A drivers may not compete in Read more

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RCP2015#21 – Allow purple background signage for VSEs

2015 RCS # 21 Summary Allow purple background signage for VSEs Date Received 5May14 Proponent Erika Matulich Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Mar14; Recommended for Approval: 07Sept14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Mar14 Current Wording – Article CD960.5.1 At ADS-recognized events, numbered markers shall be distinguished by the following colors. Distinctive shapes are also Read more

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RCP2015#20 – Allow Recorded CDJs to be POJ at ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 20 Summary Allow “r” CDJs to be POJ at ADS Advanced competitions Date Received 15Oct13 Proponent Lisa Singer Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14LOC does not recommended Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article LO3.2.c A Recorded Combined Driving Judge may officiate alone, or be President of the Jury Read more

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RCS2015#19 – Encourages Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 19 Summary To encourage Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting:06May14 Current Wording – Article CD974 1(partial) Cones Competition Summary                                                                                                  1. Single Obstacles and multiple obstacles                                                                                                             (A table follows) *At ADS-recognized events, see  Article 973 Read more

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RCS2015#18 – Adds clearance for ADS Advanced in cones

2015 RCS # 18 Summary Adds clearance for ADS Advanced in cones Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording 973.1.6 At ADS- recognized events, minimum clearance between pairs of cones shall be:                                               Horses and Ponies           Read more

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RCS2015#16 – Addresses time not recorded at an obstacle

2015 RCS # 16 Summary If time is not recorded for a competitor in an obstacle, obstacle shall be omitted.  Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD965 7.1.1 None. This is a new article. Suggested Wording Should a time Read more

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RCS2015#15 – Addresses stopping for repairs at end of marathon

2015 RCS # 15 Summary Addresses stopping for repairs at end of marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD964.6.1 Athletes may stop for repairs to carriages or harness or for any other reason beyond the athletes’ control, Read more

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RCS2015#14 – Addresses cantering at the end of the marathon

2015 RCS # 14 Summary Addresses cantering at the end of the marathon. Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD964.4 Should one or more Horses break into a canter within the last 300 m before the finish and Read more

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RCS2015#13 – Addresses deviating from track at end of marathon

2015 RCS # 13 Summary Addresses deviating from track at end of marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD964.3.1 Athletes must not deviate from the track for the last 300 meters or between the last Obstacle and Read more

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RCS2015#12 – Handles driver who is late starting Section A

2015 RCS # 12 Summary Addresses how to handle drivers who are late starting Section A of the marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD963.4.2.1 None. This is a new article associated with 963 4.2. Suggested Wording Read more

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RCS2015#11 – Addresses stopping or deviating at end of marathon

2015 RCS # 11 Summary Addresses stopping or deviating at the end of the marathon. Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.6.2 Between the last obstacle (or 300 m) and finish, pace must be trot or walk only. Read more

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RCS2015#10 – Deletes shapes and colors of markers on marathon

2015 RCS # 10 Summary Deletes shapes and colors of markers on marathon and suggests moving to Article 960.4.3 Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.5.1 Sufficient red and white compulsory turning flags must be positioned on the Read more

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RCS2015#9 – Intermediate and ADS Advanced Marathon Course

2015 RCS # 09 Summary Intermediate and ADS Advanced marathon must use same course Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.2.7.c Intermediate and ADS advanced divisions other than Driving Trials, Sections A, Walk Read more

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RCS2015#08 – Gives TD authority to allow variance on distance

2015 RCS # 08 Summary Gives TD authority to allow variance on distances before, between and after obstacles Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.1.5 The total distance in section B should be approximately one kilometer per obstacle Read more

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RCS2015#07 – Allows for verbal assistance without elimination

2015 RCS # 07 Summary Changes “shall” to “may” for verbal assistance Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD945.2 At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may be given verbal or physical Read more

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RCS2015#06 – To encourage Intermediate drivers to compete at ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 06 Summary Encourage Intermediate drivers to compete at ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD938.2 At ADS-recognized events, the provisions of Article 938 do not apply to Training, Preliminary and Intermediate divisions, nor Read more

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RCS2015#05 – Eliminate Need for Second Carriage

2015 RCS # 05 Summary Eliminate need for second carriage at ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD937.3 (partial) Dressage Carriages must comply with the following: (A table follows listing carriage requirements at USEF/FEI). At ADS-recognized Read more

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RCS2015#04 – Encourage Intermediate Drivers to try ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 04 Summary To encourage Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 5May2014 Activity Initial Posting: 5May 2014 Current Wording – Article CD937.1.1 (partial) At ADS-recognized events, drivers may use a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for single horse/pony/VSE classes. For Read more

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RCP2015#03 – HK – To correct article reference

2015 RCS # 03 Summary Article 930.4 To correct article reference Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 4May2014; BOD APPROVED 13Nov14 Activity Initial Posting: 4May2014 Current Wording – Article CD930.4 (Partial)   * At ADS-recognized events, VSEs and ponies 99 cm. and above may compete in all divisions Read more

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RCS2015#02 – No ADS Advanced at USEF/FEI show

2015 RCS # 02 Summary No ADS Advanced at USEF/FEI show Date Received 29Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 03May2014 Activity Initial Posting: 03May2014 Current Wording – Article CD901.3.2 At ADS-recognized events, approval for the divisions an Organizer applies to offer shall be based on the relative experience of Read more

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RCS2015#01 – Classes by division/height/turnout

2015 RCS # 01 Summary Classes by division/height/turnout Date Received 29 Mar 2014 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 03 May 2014 Activity Initial Posting: 03 May 2014 Current Wording – Article CD901.1.1 At ADS-recognized events, tandems and/or unicorn classes for horses, ponies and/or Very Small Equines (VSEs) may be Read more

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RCP2014A#01 – HK-Change ‘ADS Advanced’ to ‘Intermediate II’

2014A RCP # 01 Summary Change ‘ADS Advanced’ to ‘Intermediate II’ Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 25Mar14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Mar14 CDC – Recommended: 24Mar14 Current Wording ADS Advanced Suggested Wording Intermediate II Reason for change The nomenclature of the Read more