RCP2014#17 – Update Dressage mark #5

2014 RCP #
Update Dressage mark #5
Date Received
Hardy Zantke
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Closed for comments: 01Sep13
Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13
Initial Posting: 01Jun13

Article 117.6 – Marking

replace the word “sufficiently” with “marginal or better”

Reason for change

in keeping with the change of 5 to Marginal from Sufficient
some years ago.

6 Response(s)

  1. MichaelRidge says :

    August 3, 2013

    I think the intent would be clearer if the wording were changed to ‘at least marginally sufficient’. This avoids the double ‘or’ in the sentence which might be confusing.

  2. Lyutzy says :

    August 8, 2013

    The simple change would be “whether the movement is performed insufficiently (4 or below) or marginally sufficient (5 or above).”

  3. Zantke says :

    August 20, 2013

    I’m ok with any one of the above suggestions, as long as we get it fixed.

  4. CaroleSweet says :

    August 27, 2013

    Take out the “or”…..if it were “or better”, then the score would most likely be a “6” or more. “Marginally sufficient” sounds redundant with the addition of “sufficient”….”marginal” is an appropriate description for the intent. Marginal=”close to the lower limit of qualification, acceptability, or function : barely exceeding the minimum requirements .” Sufficient=”enough to meet the needs of a situation or a proposed end .” According to the definitions, it seems that “sufficient” is more appropriate, with “marginal” assuming the requirements are less than “sufficient”…..if the score of “5” is the middle of the road designator. However, it should be consistent with FEI, assuming the change was to the FEI, as the explanation was less than sufficient.

  5. Pam Biggi says :

    August 30, 2013

    I support this change.

  6. Zantke says :

    August 30, 2013

    One more comment, reading one of the answers: In order to fully understand this RCS please look at the actual reference in the rule book at Art 117.6 (as indicated) – otherwise, just reading the RCS by itself, can perhaps be misleading. I do NOT propose changing the word for the Mark of 5, that was done years ago. All I’m proposing now is bringing the text under Art 117.6 into sync with the word Marginal, when that was changed years ago.

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