2016 (for 2017 edition)

RC#: 18-034
Rule/Article: PD 237.1
Change Type: Housekeeping
Proponent: Pleasure Driving Committee
Status: 20Jun17 received and posted

237.1 … Cone pairs may be numbered with markers placed on the cones [delete: themselves].

 

RC#: 18-004
Rule/Article: CD 969.1
Change Type: Housekeeping
Proponent: Rules Committee
Status: 18Mar17 posted

 

Revise Marathon Penalty chart to show no elimination for not wearing safety vest on Marathon at ADS events.

 

 

RC#: 18-036
Housekeeping
Section: Combined Driving
Proponent: Rules Committee
Status: posted 19Jul17

 

Correct CD-E to match rule 960.2.9. Marathon > Maximum speeds > Training > Pony >Walk > 6 kph should be 5 kph.

 

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 equality of points, the competitor with the highest marks received under General Impressions [delete shall; add] must be declared the winner. When the scores for General Impressions tie, the judge may be required to decide on a winner after review of both score sheets or the horses may remain tied.

524.4 In Combined Driving Events, scoring [delete shall; add] must be according to Article 956.

Reason for Change: Clarify wording to match intent of rule. The term “shall” is obsolete and confusing. ADS GR2.9 defines “must” and “shall” to mean the same, however “shall” is often misinterpreted as “should,” which has a different meaning (GR2.10).

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 wear stable livery in any but the more formal vehicles where full livery is appropriate. … In all competitions, grooms [delete shall; add] must wear a hat or protective headgear.

216.1.c. Unless otherwise published in the Omnibus, the following point system [delete shall be; add] is used: …

222.2 To be shown both ways of the ring at a walk, slow trot, working trot and strong trot. Drivers [delete shall be; add] are required to rein back.

224.1.c. Entries must follow the designated track without deviation keeping red markers on their right and white markers on their left. Numbered or lettered markers, …, [delete shall be; add] are used to indicate the sequence and starting point of each element.

228.4 Show organizers may omit the Under Saddle section, in which case the following percentages [delete shall] apply: …

235.2 [delete While walking the course, drivers shall not alter, adjust, or in any way move an obstacle, or any part thereof; add] Alteration, adjustment or moving an obstacle or any part thereof by any person other than an official is prohibited.

244.3 Any competitor who advises the judge that he will not participate in a drive-off [delete shall be; add] is placed last of the competitors in that drive-off. Should more than one of the tied competitors elect not to participate, all those not participating [delete shall] remain tied among themselves. …

247.2 After passing the starting line, the driver [delete shall proceed; add] proceeds through each obstacle in order to the designated finish line.

248.3.b. After passing through the Start markers, the first driver [delete shall proceed; add] proceeds through each obstacle and through the designated Finish markers, …

248.4.b. After passing through the Start markers, all the obstacles [delete shall be; add] are driven in the correct sequence. …

248.5.c. After passing through the Start markers, the driver [delete shall proceed; add] proceeds through each obstacle to the designated Finish markers, …

248.6.c. Your route: After passing through the start markers, the driver [delete shall drive; add] drives through all 10 obstacles in the correct sequence and direction.

249.1.b. After passing through the Start markers, the driver [delete shall proceed; add] proceeds through each consecutively numbered obstacle, in order …

249.1.e. When the allowed time expires, a disobedience occurs or an obstacle is dislodged, a signal [delete will be; add] is given [add] after which the driver [delete shall then proceed; add] proceeds through the next consecutively numbered obstacle. The time [delete will be; add] is taken when the rear axle clears this obstacle.

249.1.f. The score of a driver who fails to drive the next consecutively numbered obstacle after the whistle is blown [delete shall count; add] counts, up to the point where the signal is given, but the competitor must be placed after those with an equal score and time.

249.2.b. After passing the starting line, the entry [delete shall proceed; add] proceeds through each obstacle, in order, until finishing the course or dislodging an obstacle.

250.2.c. After passing through the Start line, the driver [delete shall proceed; add] proceeds through each obstacle in order and through the Finish line.

259.2 Time Allowed in the trot section [delete shall be; add] is calculated from the distance and required …

259.4 … Time Allowed in the walk section [delete shall be; add] is calculated from the distance and …

259.9 Ties: The judge [delete shall determine; add] determines  the winner by selecting the horse most suitable to provide a pleasant drive.

260.4 … The start of the trot [delete shall be; add] is marked “mandatory trot.”

260.7 Ties: In the event of a tie, the judge [delete shall determine; add] determines  the winner …

265.3 Tandems: Lead horse tugs must be attached to the wheel horse’s tugs behind the belly band or directly to the singletree. [delete At no time shall lead tugs be attached to the hames of the wheel horse; add] Lead tugs must not be attached to the hames of the wheel horse.

Reason for Change: Clarify wording to match intent of rule.