RCS2015#35 – Deletes language regarding number of gates at Adv. HDT

2015 RCS #
Deletes number of gates for Advanced in at Driving Trial
Date Received
Keith Yutzy
Change Date
Open for comments – 25May14
Initial Posting: 25May14

Current Wording – CD Appendix A.7.d

Advanced classes may have up to six obstacle gates.

Suggested Wording

Delete this rule.

Reason for change

To bring driving trials rules in line with the CDE rules. A driving trial is a lower level competition than a CDE and since CDEs are only allowed ADS Advanced then this should also apply to driving trials.

4 Response(s)

  1. Linda Yutzy says :

    September 18, 2014

    I agree that there should not be an “Advanced” level in Driving Trials and Arena Trials. Intermediate-II was developed to fill that need and should replace Advanced.

  2. marc says :

    September 18, 2014

    As the USEF does not have rules for Driving Trials or Arena trials. They are only available under ADS rules and has done so for 14 years. Why are we suddenly questioning this now?

  3. Zantke says :

    September 21, 2014

    I agree with Marc.

  4. keithy says :

    October 4, 2014

    With the new USEF/FEI levels, reference Article 901.4, the Advanced level is now allowed in a DT style format so why not require the DT’s and ADT’s that want to offer the Advanced division to offer them under the USEF/FEI instead of ADS. The ADS should leave all Advanced level competitions to the USEF/FEI.
    Since the Advanced division is not permitted at ADS CDE’s then why should the Advanced division be permitted at ADS DT’s & ADT’s which are lower level competitions. Allowing the Advanced division at DT’s and ADT’s is what caused the creation of the Intermediate II (ADS Advanced) division in the first place because some competition offer the ADS Advanced DT along with the ADS CDE. The Intermediate II division was created to remove the Advanced division from ADS competitions and then provide an opportunity for ADS competitors to try the Advanced Dressage and Cones without having to enter a USEF/FEI event. With the Intermediate II division available, the only reason why a competition would want to offer Advanced at the DT’s & ADT’s is to have 6 gates in the marathon obstacles. With the new USEF/FEI levels, if these competitions want 6 gates in the marathon obstacles they now have that option available by becoming a USEF/FEI recognized event.

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