RCS2015#08 – Gives TD authority to allow variance on distance

2015 RCS #
08
Summary
Gives TD authority to allow variance on distances before, between and after obstacles
Date Received
24Mar14
Proponent
Terry Merritt
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments – 05May14
Activity
Initial Posting: 05May14

Current Wording – Article CD960.1.5

The total distance in section B should be approximately one kilometer per obstacle and preferably not less than 700 m between two consecutive obstacles. The total distance in section B must include the distance through the obstacles.

Suggested Wording

The total distance in section B should be approximately one kilometer per obstacle and preferably not less than 700 m between two consecutive obstacles unless approved by the technical delegate. The distance from the start to the first obstacle should be no less than 250 m unless approved by the technical delegate. The distance from the last obstacle to the finish should be no less than 100 m and no more than 300 m unless approved by the technical delegate. The total distance in section B must include the distance through the obstacles.

Reason for change

For safety and the welfare of the horse we need a minimum distance from the start to the first obstacle and from the last obstacle to the finish. However, the technical

1 Response(s)

  1. Zantke says :

    May 16, 2014

    While I can agree with the intend and clearer wording of the suggestion, I believe we really should not make any changes to any of the FEI text. Accordingly such changes would need to be proposed to the FEI and come from them if they agree. We should only make ADS amendments where absolutely necessary. I don’t see this as one that would fall into that need.
    hardy

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