RCP GR 1.8 New Para Rules Dispensation Notice to the Jury 19-034

RC#: 19-034
Status: Posted 11 Jun18, Recommended by ESC 19July18

Name: Marcie Quist
ADS #: 7910
Subject: GR New Para Rules Dispensation Notice to the Jury
Rule #: GR 1.8
Current Wording:
New Wording: 1.8.5 Dispensation Notice to the Jury – The Organizer shall distribute the Athlete’s
dispensation(s) to each member of the Jury and attach the information to the
written dressage test or any other test required of the Athlete during the
competition.
Reason for Change: Create universal ADS rules for PARA driving
Type of change: New

 

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2 Response(s)

  1. Jeff Morse says :

    August 16, 2018

    Since this is a General Rule, it applies to all disciplines, not just Combined Driving….
    1.8.5 Dispensation Notice to Officials – The Organizer shall distribute the Athlete’s
    dispensation(s) to each judge or each member of a Jury and attach the information to the judge’s card,
    written dressage test or any other test required of the Athlete during the
    competition.

  2. Michael Ridge says :

    August 26, 2018

    I oppose this whole group of interconnected ‘disabiity accommodation’ rule change proposals for the same reasons.

    The effect of these changes to the General Rules is to require any competitor who would wish to ask for a reasonable accommodation to become a member of either the USEF or the FEI. This rule change would require you to inform the organizer/management of the needed accommodation; another rule would require you to document the basis for the accommodation; another rule would require you to include an FEI or USEF determination; and, getting the determination requires membership in either USEF or FEI.

    “To seek USEF or FEI dispensation, the Athlete shall comply with the requirements of the USEF or FEI to include USEF or FEI membership,application for dispensation and provide all necessary documentation as
    requested. All USEF or FEI dispensations shall remain effective for ADS competitions for 5 years after they are issued.”

    A competitor in a pleasure driving show, dressage competition or lower level combined driving event organized as an ADS event currently has no need to go to the additional expense of membership in these other organizations. This rule change imposes an extra burden only on members who have a physical condition requiring an accommodation.

    I believe that this discrimination is unwise, if not actually prohibited by law.

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