RCP2014#57 – Added Special Vehicle Divisions

2014 RCP #
57
Summary
Added Special Vehicle Divisions
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Pleasure Driving Committee
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – Recommended: 31July13

Current Wording – Article 32 Other Divisions

  1. Configuration of turnout – Single, Pair, Tandem, Unicorn, and Four-in-hand. If entries warrant, singles may be split into two-wheeled and four-wheeled sections.
  2. Vehicle type – Antique, two-wheel, four-wheel, specific vehicle type, etc.
  3. Local – for drivers residing within or horses stabled within a specified local area.
  4. Breed – by breed or type of horse.

Suggested Wording – Article 32 Other Divisions

9. USEF pony measurement cards will be honored for ADS competitions.

In any Division, classes for singles may be split into two-wheeled and four-wheeled sections. Restrictions must be specified in the Prize List/Omnibus. Other Divisions may be offered including but not limited to the following.

  1. Configuration of turnout – Single, Pair, Tandem, Unicorn, and 4-in-Hand. If entries
    warrant, singles may be split into two-wheeled and four-wheeled sections.
  2. Vehicle type – Antique, two-wheel, four-wheel, specific vehicle type, etc.
  3. Special Vehicle Divisions – Organizers may define divisions by specific characteristics of and purposes for vehicles. Examples of special vehicle type descriptions:
    1. Marathon Division – open to marathon vehicles specifically built for the singular purpose of  Combined Driving marathon use.
    2. Traditional Division – open to vehicles with the traditional profile of an identifiable type, to resemble the design of a carriage built prior to the First World War. Vehicle may be of modern materials, but must have traditional springing
    3. Contemporary Division – open to vehicles designed for use as a show vehicle, constructed primarily of modern materials with features including but not limited to: metal wheels, flush hubs, metal framing, metal shafts, torsion or shock absorber suspension, etc.
  4. Local – for drivers residing within or horses stabled within a specified local area.
  5. Breed – by breed or type of horse

Reason for change

Add suggested vehicle Division definitions. Housekeeping

3 Response(s)

  1. MikeRider says :

    August 5, 2013

    I like the special vehicle descriptions – I don’t much care for the “In any Division, classes for singles may be split into two-wheeled and four-wheeled sections. Restrictions must be specified in the Prize List/Omnibus.” part of this rule change. As a show organizer, I list a place in my prize list that says “management has the right to combine or split divisions as necessary” – I don’t really think I should need to print in the Prize List how or under what circumstances I might elect to combine or split divisions. It’s a pretty fluid thing for me, if I had 16 people enter one division and 12 were driving two-wheeled carts and only 4 drivers had four-wheeled vehicles, I’d look to another way to more evenly split that division.

  2. dannabe33 says :

    August 13, 2013

    I agree with Mike, as a Pleasure show organizer, we list the right to change/combine/split classes at show ‘s disgression. Leave it alone

  3. CaroleSweet says :

    August 28, 2013

    In RCS2014#53, there is the approval for excluding marathon vehicles from competing in Pleasure Shows…..yet now there is a special division for them. There are still many crossover type vehicles that would fit into the Marathon and Contemporary vehicle descriptions simultaneously. Awesome to split things out to include non-traditional vehicles….just a but contrary to the rule that allows banning of marathon vehicles at the same type shows that can also have divisions for same. Not enough of a definition for them…..as I stated in RCS2014#53, some marathon vehicles have “dress up” packages…..are they then a Contemporary vehicle while dressed up? How does one determine between a training style Contemporary vehicle from a Marathon vehicle? What about the 2-wheeled metal carts of various designs? If a Marathon vehicle is also used at a non-CDE/HDT/ADT event, does that make it now a Contemporary vehicle? There needs to be better definitions for the vehicles….too many similarities and variables between Marathon and Contemporary vehicles.
    This one needs a lot more work…..definitions need better parameters for distinguishing which vehicle goes where.
    I also question the part about singles being specified in order for classes to be split…..should also apply to multiples…..etc…….I agree with how Mike puts it.

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