RCP2014#58 – Clarify turnout requirements

2014 RCP #
58
Summary
Clarify turnout requirements
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 35 Turnout

  1. A Pleasure Driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the performance and quality of each turnout.
  2. To be shown both ways of the arena at a walk, slow trot, working trot, and strong trot. To stand quietly and to rein back.
  3. To be judged:
    70% on the condition, fit and appropriateness of harness and vehicle, neatness and appropriateness of attire and overall impression.
    30% on performance, manners and way of going.

Suggested Wording – Article 35 Turnout

  1. A Pleasure Driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the performance and quality of each turnout.
  2. To be shown both ways of the arena at a walk, slow trot, working trot, and strong trot. To stand quietly and to rein back.
  3. To be judged:
    70% on the condition, fit and appropriateness of harness and vehicle, spares and appointments, neatness and appropriateness of attire and overall impression.
    30% on performance, manners and way of going.

Reason for change

clarification of what is expected

5 Response(s)

  1. MikeRider says :

    August 5, 2013

    I agree with this change – all too often people tell me “I didn’t realize spares were being judged in the Turnout class.” I think it’s good to include it in the class description.

  2. sallylawing1 says :

    August 23, 2013

    What is the motive for this? If judges have to check spares in turnout, it is going to slow down the judging process a great deal. Many people have the spares under the seat, where they are not accessible without getting out of the carriage. This presents a safety issue, as well.

  3. Andy Marcoux says :

    August 28, 2013

    I support this change. It brings the rules in line with standard practice.

  4. RhinehartM says :

    August 30, 2013

    Yea!

  5. rules says :

    August 30, 2013

    On behalf of Audrey Bostwick:

    Yes

Comments are closed.