RCP2015#61 – Adds suggested time limits to Freestyle Reinsmanship

2015 RCS #
61
Summary
Adds suggested time limits to Freestyle Reinsmanship
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 as modified 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14
Activity
Initial Posting: 1June14

Current Wording – PDArticle224

224.1 A Pleasure Driving class in which entries are judged individually on the skill of the driver’s execution of a two-minute, self-designed driving test. Any driving style may be used.

224.2 Eight required elements must be executed. The first element: enter/halt/salute, to be followed by these elements driven in any order:

Walk, Slow Trot, Working Trot, Strong Trot, Halt (stand quietly), Reinback

The final element, indicating the completion of the test: halt/salute/leave test area at a working trot. If an element is driven more than once, only the first occurrence will receive a score.

224.3 Entries may complete the test in less than two minutes. If the entry exceeds the two-minute time limit, no signal will be given until the 2½ minute mark, at which time the entry will immediately leave the test area.

224.4 Management must publish in the ADS Omnibus a description of the competition area including approximate dimensions.

224.5 Prior to the start of the show, entries must submit to the Organizer a clearly composed, legible description and diagram of their test on the Freestyle Reinsmanship Form.

224.6 At management’s discretion, music may be allowed.

224.7 Overall impression will decide ties.

224.8 Scoring: half-points may be used for scoring all elements.

• Handling of reins and whip, control, posture……………8 elements, maximum 10 points each

• Overall impression of the driver………………………………………………..maximum 10 points

• Best possible total score is 90 points.

224.9 Penalties:

• Failure to perform any element…………………………………………………………………0 points

• Exceeding the two-minute time limit…………………………………………….5-point deduction

Suggested Wording

224.1. A Pleasure Driving class in which entries are judged individually on the skill of the driver’s execution of a two-minute, self-designed driving test.Any driving style may be used.

224.2. Eight required elements must be executed. The first element: enter/halt/salute, to be followed by these elements driven in any order:

Walk, Slow Trot, Working Trot, Strong Trot, Halt (stand quietly), Reinback

The final element, indicating the completion of the test: halt/salute/leave test area at a working trot. If an element is driven more than once, only the first occurrence will receive a score.

224.3. The suggested time limit is 3 minutes. Entries may must complete the test in less than two minutes. within the time limit. Time begins at the signal from the judge after the entry has entered the test area. If the entry exceeds the two minute time limit, no signal will be given until the 2 ½ minute mark, 30 seconds after the time limit, at which time the entry will immediately leave the test area.

224.4 Management must publish in the Omnibus/Prize List a description of the competition area including approximate dimensions.

224.5. Prior to the start of the show, entries must submit to the Organizer a clearly composed, legible description and diagram of their test on the Freestyle Reinsmanship Form.

224.6. At management’s discretion, music may be allowed.

224.7. Overall impression will decide ties.

224.8. Scoring: half-points may be used for scoring all elements.

Handling of reins and whip, control, posture; 8 elements, maximum 10 points each.

Overall impression of the driver …………………………………………… maximum 10 points

Best possible total score is 90 points.

224.9. Penalties:

Failure to perform any element ……………………………………………………………… 0 points

Exceeding the two-minutetime limit ……………………………………….. 5-point deduction

Reason for change

To institute *suggested* time limits to allow for more customized scheduling by organizer. To clarify the timing of the test.

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