FEI – RCP CD 960.2.7 ADS sections 18-042

RC#: 18-042
Rule/Article: CD 960.2.7
Change Type: Modify
Proponent: Combined Driving Committee
Status: Submitted and recommended by CDC (posted 29July17). Subject to FEI approving changes and final wording.

See also 960.1.3 18-040

Revised wording:

960.2.7 At ADS-recognized events:

a. Training Marathon competitions other than Driving Trials, Sections A, Walk, [delete: and B, add: B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B)] B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B) must be used with a total distance up to 12 km, with up to five obstacles with no more than three gates each.  B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B)

b. Preliminary Marathon competitions other than Driving Trials, Sections A, Walk, [delete: and B, add: B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B)] B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B) must be used, and the total distance to be between 8-14 km, with up to six obstacles with no more than four gates each.

c. Intermediate Marathon competitions other than Driving Trials, Sections A, Walk, [delete: and B, add: B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B)] B and Last Transfer (may be part of Section B) must be used, and the total distance to be between 10.8-15 km with six or seven obstacles with no more than five gates each.

[NEW:] d. The Controlled Warmup option may be used in place of Sections A and Walk in the above events at the Organizer’s option provided the specifications are published in the Omnibus. With this option the minimum total distance may be reduced to one kilometre per obstacle used in Section B.

e. Driving Trials, only Section B is used, with a total distance of up to 10 km.

Reason for Change: Update competition criteria and specify conditions for use of Controlled Warmup option. The CDC recommends the Driving Trial format (Appendix CD-A) rather than a CDE with the Controlled Warmup option.

7 Response(s)

  1. Price says :

    August 8, 2017

    When everyone complains about the rules being too complicated, why on earth would be put one in like this? Do not do the controlled warmup, or last transfer and leave this out.

  2. hacwilkins says :

    August 8, 2017

    Once again why make the rules even harder to understand than they are now? We want to attract new people not run them away. Leave the rule the same.

  3. Sharon Waite says :

    August 9, 2017

    My objections the two RCP’s related to this change are already recorded. Collectively, they just introduce more confusion and obfuscation into the ADS rulebook, to NO GOOD PURPOSE other than to slavishly follow FEI rules, right down to the (confusing) language. If those other RCP’s are rejected, this one is unnecessary. It’s unnecessary anyway, IMHO.

  4. nis75p06 says :

    August 11, 2017

    ADS already has the option of Driving Trials for venues that do not have space for a CDE. This entire mess with the “last transfer” and “controlled warmup” is completely unnecessary and triples the confusion for all involved.

  5. marc says :

    August 14, 2017

    Please read what has been proposed. If the rule change is adopted by the FEI, the ADS divisions need a way to participate at larger competitions with FEI classes. By saying that the last transfer may be part of Section B, it will allow the Organizer to have an option to keep the ADS classes as they are. No confusion at all. There are, however, a number of questions about the last transfer. These questions are being forwarded to the FEI Driving Committee. We hope to have clarifications soon.

    Yes, we already have Driving Trials. Supervised warm-up is a new option for FEI and USE(f). Should a venue be offering an FEI 2*, using the warm-up option, an ADS Driving Trial would be possible at the same time. Therefore, ADS members should have access to the language explaining what it it. Because the ADS has no Stewards, this would not be an option for an ADS “only” competition.
    We do need everyone to remember that all the rules are FEI rules. The rules have changed a lot over the last 40 years. These changes have mostly improved the sport. The ADS writes exceptions to them, as we have done with these proposals. Keeping the wording consistent in the individual articles is important, no matter what version of the rule book you wish to have. Officials and upper level competitors may be more interested in having the complete version of the rules. Those of you that prefer the new abridged version, with the unused FEI articles, will have that available.

    1. AndyMarcoux says :

      August 29, 2017

      The FEI has a rulebook. Those interested in competing at FEI should take the time and effort to get said rulebook and read it. Those that are not competing at FEI with no intention of ever competing at FEI shouldn’t have to filter out what rules do not apply to them. Adding multiple pages to the ADS rulebook only serves to discourage and confuse lower level competitors and organizers.

  6. ematulich says :

    August 29, 2017

    All this does is allow an ADS event to be held in conjunction with an FEI event, as are a number of our competitions. There is nothing wrong with allowing the ADS competitor to stop at the end of the transfer just like they stopped at the end of B. The wording might be sticky, but we can simplify it.

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