RCP2015#59 – HK- Adds metric measurements to PD horse heights

2015 RCS #
59
Summary
Adds metric measurements to horse heights
Date Received
1June14
Proponent
Pleasure Driving Committee
Change Date
As soon as possible in 2014
Status
Open for comments – 1June14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommended for approval with modifications 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14
Activity
Initial Posting: 1June14

Current Wording – PDArticle212

212.2 Horses over 14.2 hands in height will be classified as horses; those 14.2 hands and under will be classified as ponies. Exception: A registered horse of a breed permitting horses to be 14.2 or under (e.g., Arabian, Morgan, Quarter Horse, etc.) may show in either division but only one size division at the same show (i.e., as a pony or a horse).

Suggested Wording

2. Horses over 14.2 hands (58” / 147cm)  will be classified as horses; those 14.2 and under will be classified as ponies.  A Registered animal of a breed permitting horses to be 14.2 or under (i.e.e.g. Arabian, Morgan, Quarter Horse, etc.) may show in either division if 14.2 or under but only in one size division at the same show.

Reason for change

To conform with Pleasure Driving measurement conventions

2 Response(s)

  1. Linda Yutzy says :

    September 4, 2014

    I don’t think it is necessary to include the conversions for every instance in the paragraph. The first time is sufficient.

  2. Susan Koso says :

    September 26, 2014

    I agree with Linda….But we cannot accurately measure horses/ponies to two decimal places.

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