RCS2015#19 – Encourages Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced

2015 RCS #
19
Summary
To encourage Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced
Date Received
24Mar14
Proponent
Terry Merritt
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments – 06May14
Activity
Initial Posting:06May14

Current Wording – Article CD974 1(partial)

Cones Competition Summary                                                                                                  1. Single Obstacles and multiple obstacles                                                                                                            

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*At ADS-recognized events, see  Article 973 1.6 for obstacle clearances and Article 975 9.5 for speeds.

#In ADS-recognized competitions, the minimum clearance for obstacle cone pairs are based on each competitor’s vehicle track width for divisions other than Advanced. Alternately, the Organizer may choose to use standardized cone settings, or a modified combination thereof, for any or all classes, as illustrated in the table in Article 973 1.8, provided competitors are advised in advance of the event in the Omnibus or Prize List. The width of closed multiples should be greater than minimum.

Suggested Wording 

Cones Competition Summary                                                                                                  1. Single Obstacles and multiple obstacles                                                                                                            At ADS-recognized events, the cones widths for Horses and Ponies shown in the table below do not apply. See Article 973 1.6 for ADS advanced speeds.                                                                                                

(A table follows)

*At ADS-recognized events, see  Article 973 1.6 for obstacle clearances and Article 975 9.5 for speeds.

#In ADS-recognized competitions, the minimum clearance for obstacle cone pairs are based on each competitor’s vehicle track width other than Advanced.. Alternately, the Organizer may choose to use standardized cone settings, or a modified combination thereof, for any or all classes, as illustrated in the table in Article 973 1.8, provided competitors are advised in advance of the event in the Omnibus or Prize List. The width of closed multiples should be greater than the minimum.

Reason for change

To encourage current Intermediate athletes to try competing at the ADS Advanced level without incurring the expense of possibly having to purchase a different vehicle and harness and possibly horse trailer.