RCS2014#64 – Cross Country Obstacles – Spares requirements

2014 RCS #
64
Summary
Cross Country Obstacles – Spares requirements
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Simon Rosenman
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – Not recommended:31July13

Current Wording – Article 60.A Fault Competitions:Cross Country

A. Cross Country

  1. After passing through the Start markers, the driver shall proceed through each obstacle, in order, keeping within the limits of the designated course markers and passing through the designated Finish markers.
    1. Placings will be determined on a low fault basis (ie. those with fewer faults finish ahead of those with more faults).
    2. Course faults and one fault for each commenced second over the Time Allowed are added together for a total score.
    3. The Time Allowed is to be calculated as per Article 52.

Suggested Wording – Article 60.A Fault Competitions:Cross Country

A. Cross Country Obstacles

  1. After passing through the Start markers, the driver shall proceed through each obstacle, in order, keeping within the limits of the designated course markers and passing through the designated Finish markers.
    1. Placings will be determined on a low fault basis (ie. those with fewer faults finish ahead of those with more faults).
    2. Course faults and one fault for each commenced second over the Time Allowed are added together for a total score.
    3. The Time Allowed is to be calculated as per Article 52.4
  1. Spares and appointments other than a halter and lead for each horse in this class may be carried at the driver’s discretion or as required in the Prize List/Omnibus.

Reason for change

To correct the reference and differentiate this competition with obstacles from the Pleasure Drives as there is no penalty for omission of spares and appointments.

3 Response(s)

  1. MikeRider says :

    August 5, 2013

    This was mentioned earlier in the RCP – why twice?? I didn’t like it then and have the same feeling now.

  2. Candis says :

    August 5, 2013

    In a way this is a rule that says there really isn’t a rule. Can we do better?

  3. MichaelRidge says :

    August 5, 2013

    This isn’t a clarification, it adds a requirement to carry specific items from the list of spares.

    I oppose it here as well as in pleasure drive classes.

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