RCP2015#67 – Adds Hybrid divisions to Driving Trials

2015 RCS #
Adds Hybrid divisions to Driving Trials 
Date Received
Marc Johnson
Change Date
As soon as possible in 2014
Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14
Initial Posting: 1June14
Revised 7Sept2014

Current Wording – CDAppendixA2

2. Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Preliminary, Intermediate or Advanced divisions.  Organizers should limit the number of divisions based on the abilities of the Organizing Committee and Course Designer.

Suggested Wording

2. Driving Trial Divisions may include Training, Preliminary, Intermediate, Advanced or hybrid divisions including  Intermediate II and Preliminary II or combinations thereof.  Organizers should limit the number of divisions based on the abilities of the Organizing Committee and Course Designer.

Reason for change

To add Hybrid divisions in Driving Trials.  There is a need for Hybrid divisions beyond the Intermediate II division.  The Saratoga Driving Association Driving Trial will be debuting the proposed Preliminary II division this year.  It allows the venue to offer Intermediate competition, when the obstacles can only support four gates.

4 Response(s)

  1. KYutzy says :

    June 1, 2014

    This RCS does not go far enough. The Advanced division needs to be completely removed from driving trials. Advanced is not allowed in a full CDE so why is it allowed in a driving trial.

  2. Linda Yutzy says :

    September 18, 2014

    Does this include Arena Driving Trials? It also does not define what Preliminary -II is …

  3. marc says :

    September 18, 2014

    If we delete the entire notion of Intermediate II and use what the Eventers have for many years. We would simply list the Hybrids as Advanced/Intermediate (A/I), Intermediate/Preliminary (I/P) and Preliminary/Training(P/T). If it works for hundreds of Eventing competitors, it should work for the ADS. Now that we are suffering through the label of Intermediate II, at least a better version of the previous name, we now need to have a name for the next level down Hybrid. Thus Prelim II.
    It is already being offered next month, printed in the Omnibus as an I/P.

  4. Zantke says :

    September 21, 2014

    I can live with Intermediate II for CDE’s – but really am not much in favor of any other hybrid divisions as I think it only adds confusion.

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