RCP2015#25 – Delete article referencing “different” obstacle courses at Pleasure shows

2015 RCS #
Delete Article 237.4 referring to “different” obstacle course
Date Received
Mike Rider
Change Date
Open for comments – 07May14; Recommended by PD 14Oct14
Initial Posting: 07May14

Current Wording – Article PD237.6

An obstacle course will be considered “different” if its pattern is reversed or its obstacle sequence is altered (30% or more of the obstacles have their sequence changed or reversed) or 30% or more of the obstacles are new to the course. Removing or adding obstacles at the beginning or end of a diagrammed pattern does not constitute a course change.

Suggested Wording

delete entire article

Reason for change

I’m not certain as to why this rule still appears in the rulebook – it was formerly used to when competitors couldn’t compete twice over the same “course” now the rule allows such, just not in the same “class” – so this rule appears obsolete



4 Response(s)

  1. MichaelRidge says :

    July 6, 2014

    I support the rule change proposal.

    It may no longer be necessary as Mike says. This rule used to establish the minimum changes that made the obstacle course “new” for a different class. Now, a driver has no problem driving the same horse on the same course if it is a different class.

  2. Jeff Morse says :

    August 24, 2014

    I concur. It’s no longer necessary. Good catch, Mike!

  3. Laurie Renda says :

    September 17, 2014

    I was recently at a show that used 1 course for 2 cones classes. They ended up removing some cones and numbers for the next course. Could this rule be for that reason also? It worked really well for a show that didn’t have room to set up 2 courses. It also required less cones overall as 2 courses were not set up at once.

  4. Susan Koso says :

    September 26, 2014

    I support this change as well.

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