RCP DR 520.18 Groom speaking 19-010

RC#: 19-010
Status: Posted 7May18, Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18

Name: Hardy Zantke
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Subject: Groom speaking in dressage
Rule #: 520.18
Current Wording: Any intervention by a third party not riding on the vehicle, whether solicited or not, with the object of facilitating the task of the Competitor or his horses, is forbidden as Outside Assistance. Grooms must remain seated in their proper places between entering and leaving the arena.  ey are not permitted to handle the reins, the whip, or speak unless they are dismounted and the vehicle is stationary.
New Wording: Add: Groom(s) speaking will incur 10 penalty points – to be given only once per test.
Reason for Change: to be inline with same RCS in CD rules
Type of change: Modify

2 Response(s)

  1. Tracey Morgan says :

    June 10, 2018

    Supported by the Driven Dressage Committee

  2. Linda Yutzy says :

    August 31, 2018

    Should conform to CD rule once approve/disapproved.

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