RCP2015#80 – ADS division eligibility reformatted

2015 RCS #
80
Summary
Readability in format
Date Received
04Aug14
Proponent
Combined Driving Committee
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments – 25Aug14
Recommended for Approval: 07Sept14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14
Activity
Initial Posting: 25Aug14

Current Wording – Article 916 Entries

916.16 Eligibility for ADS-recognized Training Division Events [formerly Article 905.12] An entry may be:
a. A horse that has not completed* more than one recognized Combined Driving Event (CDE) or Driving Trial (DT) above the Training division, driven by a driver of any level of competitive experience, or
b. A driver who has not completed* more than one recognized CDE or DT above the Training division, with a horse of any level of competitive experience.
c. Limit classes are open only to horse and driver combinations not yet eligible for Preliminary Division.
Eligibility for ADS-recognized Preliminary division – the driver has completed* at least two recognized CDEs or two DTs or had other equivalent driving experience. Limit classes – open to drivers who are not yet eligible for Intermediate division competitions.
Eligibility for ADS-recognized Intermediate division – the driver has completed* at least three Preliminary division CDEs.

Eligibility for ADS-Advanced (name change to Intermediate-II effective 01Jan15) division in
ADS-recognized events – the driver has completed* at least four Preliminary or Intermediate division CDEs.
* Note: Completed means the entry is classified in each event including marathons without being disqualified, eliminated, retired or withdrawing from any of the competitions.

Suggested Wording – Article 916 Entries

916.16 Eligibility for ADS-recognized Training Division: Events
An entry may be:

a. open to a horse that has not completed* more than one recognized Combined Driving Event (CDE) or Driving Trial (DT) above the Training division, driven by a driver of any level of competitive experience, or
b. open to a driver who has not completed* more than one recognized CDE or DT above the Training division, with a horse of any level of competitive experience.
c. Limit classes are open only to horse and driver combinations not yet eligible for Preliminary Division.

916.17 Eligibility for ADS-recognized Preliminary division – the driver has completed* at least two recognized CDEs or two DTs or had other equivalent driving experience. Limit classes – open to drivers who are not yet eligible for Intermediate division competitions.

916.18 Eligibility for ADS-recognized Intermediate division – the driver has completed* at least three Preliminary division CDEs.

916.19 Eligibility for Intermediate-II division in ADS-recognized events – the driver has completed* at least four Preliminary or Intermediate division CDEs.

* Note: Completed means the entry is classified in each event including marathons without being disqualified, eliminated, retired or withdrawing from any of the competitions.

Reason for change

Readability in format. No change to rules.