RCP CD 901.10.6 Combined a-la-carte 17-026

This proposal is RECOMMENDED by the Combined Driving Committee

RCP#: 17-026
Rule/Article: CD 901.10.6
Proponent: Combined Driving Committee
Date: posted 31May2016

Revised Wording: 901.10.6 A “Combined a-la-carte (CAC) event” may use any of the above formats, with class entry selections made at the competitor’s option from those published in the Omnibus on the entry form. Organizers may offer one or more driven dressage tests [delete (listed as Training A, Training B, Training C, Preliminary A, Preliminary B and so forth)]; Marathon and Cones classes based on a combination of division and turnout. Athletes [delete Competitors] have the option to select one class for each of the three competitions. Example: Dressage – Preliminary [delete A]; Marathon – Training [delete small pony]; Cones – Intermediate [delete pony].

[delete Awards shall be limited to class entries only: Dressage – by test; Marathon and Cones by division and turnout.] Awards shall be limited to class entries or combined at the Organizer’s discretion. Overall division awards, if offered, are limited to entries competing in the same division for all three competitions.

Reason for Change: To simplify the Omnibus listing and entry form requirements. Wording does not change the intent.

5 Response(s)

  1. Zantke says :

    July 25, 2016

    Delete the entire “a-la-carte (CAC) event e.g. the entire article 10.6 – as unnecessary, not used (other than one event last year as far as I know, and how many entries did that have for that class?) and only cluttering the rule book. THAT way you would simplify both the rule book as well as the Omnibus.

  2. Zantke says :

    August 1, 2016

    I still stand by my previous comment, delete the entire “a-la-carte” option, it is unnecessary, nobody uses it, and it just adds clutter to the rulebook – and you’d save all the following RCP’s too. (I won’t bore you and post it there again.)

  3. porterjh says :

    August 26, 2016

    I like the a -la carte option, and we do use it. You don’t have to use it, but please don’t take the option away from those who want to use it. It is an option for organizers to make shows fit the needs of their clientele and therefore have a more successful show.

  4. e.matulich says :

    August 26, 2016

    I use CAC a-la-carte and find it can make my shows more successful because it better caters to the needs of competitors at my shows. Nobody is required to use this format if they don’t want to, but it is fabulous to keep the option in the rulebook. I believe more shows will be using the option in the future, and it allows a driver to practice items at any level they or their equine needs to. Thank you for this flexibility, and please keep this option.

  5. stargait says :

    August 27, 2016

    I think a-la-carte is an excellent option. A show does not have to use it. I would have loved to have that option in shows where I felt I was ready to move up in one area but not the other. Would have kept me motivated to move my entire game up a notch.

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