RCP2014#65 – Pleasure Drive suggested speeds

2014 RCP #
65
Summary
Pleasure Drive suggested speeds
Date Received
01Jun13
Proponent
Marsha Himler
Change Date
Next Rulebook
Status
Closed for comments – 01Sep13
Activity
Initial Posting: 01Jun13
PDC – Recommended:31July13

Current Wording – Article 63 Timing

  1. The timing method must be clearly explained in the prize list.
  2. The course designer should take into consideration the terrain and road and path surfaces when calculating times allowed. It is the responsibility of the technical delegate to make adjustments when weather conditions dictate.

Suggested Wording – Article 63 Timing

  1. The timing method must be clearly explained in the prize list.
  2. The course designer should take into consideration the terrain and road and path surfaces when calculating times allowed. It is the responsibility of the technical delegate to make adjustments when weather conditions dictate.
  3. Suggested speeds are 8.7 mph (14 kph) for horses, 7.5 mph (12 kph) for Large ponies,
    6.8 mph (11 kph) for Small ponies, and 5.6 mph (9 kph) for VSEs.

Reason for change

To include equivalent English measurement

3 Response(s)

  1. shadowbrook says :

    August 4, 2013

    I agree

  2. CaroleSweet says :

    August 28, 2013

    If there is a change to the pony sizes in other parts of the rule book, then there should be a reference to VSE, Small, Medium, and Large ponies here…with appropriate speeds. There is a significant difference between small and large pony sizes. I would think having 11 kph for Medium Ponies and 10 kph for Small Ponies would be more applicable.

  3. rules says :

    August 30, 2013

    On behalf of Audrey Bostwick:

    Yes

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