RCP2015#86 – Clarify paces entering/exiting obstacles

2015 RCS #
Clarify paces entering/exiting obstacles
Date Received
Combined Driving Committee
Change Date
Open for comments – 25Aug14; CDSC recommended 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14
Initial Posting: 25Aug14

Current Wording – CD-Article 960 The Course.Marathon:

960.2.8 Distances and Pace at ADS-recognized Marathon competitions:

  • ** Exception: Preliminary entering and exiting obstacles at canter subject to five-second break-of-pace.

Suggested Wording – 

  • ** Exception: Preliminary entering or and exiting obstacles at a pace other than a walk or trot are canter subject to five-second break-of-pace penalty.

Reason for change


3 Response(s)

  1. Amanda Horton says :

    August 24, 2014

    I am against this change: Adding the word “penalty” after the phrase “five second break of pace” actually makes this rule less clear; it can be read that a penalty of five seconds can be added to the competitor’s score for any length break of pace, even less than five seconds. I understand the intent of the change but I think the meaning is clearer and less ambiguous without the change.

  2. Linda Yutzy says :

    September 17, 2014

    I see no reason to change the existing wording.

    1. marc says :

      September 18, 2014

      It actually makes little sense without adding the word “penalty”.

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