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FEI2014#01 – Summary List of ADS Rule Modifications after FEI Rule Update

2014 FEI # 00 Summary List of ADS Rule Modifications after FEI Rule Update Date Received 12Dec13 Proponent Mike Arnold Change Date Next Rulebook Status Open for comments – 12Dec13 Activity Initial Posting: 12Dec13 The FEI CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE WELFARE OF THE HORSE has been included in the text of the rules Competitions Read more

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FEI2014#00 – FEI Driving Rules Rewrite (Final Distribution)

2014 FEI # 00 Summary FEI Driving Rules Rewrite (Initial Distribution) Date Received 015Jul13 Proponent Merridy Hance/Combined Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Open for comments – 19Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 19Sep13 Updated Link: 12Dec13 Anywhere you go in North America – anywhere in the world – you will recognize the sport of combined Read more

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RCP2014#82 – Wording – add “Obstacles”

2014 RCP # 82 Summary Wording – add “Obstacles” Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Suggested Wording Add the word “Obstacles” after all existing Obstacle class titles where it is missing, such as: Town and Country Obstacles, Double Read more

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RCP2014#81 – Remove Reference

2014 RCP # 81 Summary Remove Reference Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Suggested Wording – Article 58A – Specialty Time Competitions:Scurry Obstacle Refer to Article 28A – Break in Gaits. Reason for change Redundant PDC Submitted

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RCP2014#80 – USEF pony measurement card honored

2014 RCP # 80 Summary Additional Definitions Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Suggested Wording – Article 29 – Divisions Based on the Horse The height indicated on USEF pony measurement cards will be honored for ADS Pleasure Read more

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RCP2014#79 – Additional Definitions

2014 RCP # 79 Summary Additional Definitions Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 Suggested Wording – Article 2 – Definition of Terms “ADS Omnibus” – Use of the term “ADS Omnibus” herein shall also mean Prize List if one is published.{replace all Read more

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RCP2014#78 – Drivers->Competitor

2014 RCP # 78 Summary Drivers->Competitors Date Received 31Jul13 Proponent PDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 31Jul13 Suggested Wording – Article 1 – Introduction All drivers competitors at ADS-recognized competitions must be current ADS members or pay the required non-member fee. Reason for change PDC Submitted

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RCP2014#77 – Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies

2014 RCP # 77 Summary Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent CDC Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 17Jul13 Current Wording – Appendix G – Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies The USEF Measurement Certificate will be presented at the First Veterinary Inspection. If Read more

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RCP2014#76 – Failing to pass through Start or Finish Lines

2014 RCP # 76 Summary Update Hitch/Unhitch sequence for singles Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 957.2 Summary of Penalties in Competition C Failing to pass through Start or Finish Lines (Article 956.1.2 and Article Read more

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RCP2014#75 – Update Hitch/Unhitch sequence for singles

2014 RCP # 75 Summary Update Hitch/Unhitch sequence for singles Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 88/89 Sequence to Unhitch /Hitch – Single To UnhitchDetach breeching, disconnect off trace, near trace, remove the Read more

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RCP2014#73 – Clarify insurance coverage period

2014 RCP # 73 Summary Clarify insurance coverage period Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 126.9 Responsibility of Management That liability insurance coverage, either permanent or temporary, is in effect for the entire Read more

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RCP2014#72 – New Classes Ladies/Gentlemen Driving

2014 RCP # 72 Summary New Classes Ladies/Gentlemen Driving Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Suggested Additions Ladies Driving Class Entries are judged primarily on the suitability of the turnout for a lady with emphasis on manners. To Read more

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RCP2014#71 – Whip requirements

2014 RCP # 71 Summary Whip requirements Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 72.1 Dress Gloves and a hat (or protective headgear) are required. Aprons are recommended but optional. A whip must be Read more

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RCP2014#70 – More move speeds & Break in gaits

2014 RCP # 70 Summary More move speeds & Break in gaits Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marsha Himler Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 68 Pleasure Drive – Pace Drivers are given the distance of the course and the speed Read more

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RCP2014#69 – Move Pleasure Drive speeds

2014 RCP # 67 Summary Move Pleasure Drive speeds Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marsha Himler Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 67.2 Pleasure Drive – Timed Time Allowed in the trot section shall be calculated from the distance and required Read more

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RCP2014#68 – Pleasure Drive Penalty additions

2014 RCP # 68 Summary Pleasure Drive Penalty additions Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Suggested Addition – Article 65B Pleasure Drive Penalties Spares: each item omitted – 1 penalty point Spares: complete omission – 20 penalty Read more

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RCP2014#67 – Pleasure Drive Appointments

2014 RCP # 67 Summary Pleasure Drive Appointments Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 65.1 Spares and Appointments Spares and appointments must be carried on each vehicle during a pleasure drive. They are Read more

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RCP2014#66 – Pleasure Drive – Walk section scoring

2014 RCP # 66 Summary Pleasure Drive – Walk section scoring Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 64 Observers on Course In a walk section, official observers should be placed where the entire Read more

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RCP2014#65 – Pleasure Drive suggested speeds

2014 RCP # 65 Summary Pleasure Drive suggested speeds Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marsha Himler Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 63 Timing The timing method must be clearly explained in the prize list. The course designer should take into Read more

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RCP2014#63 – Reference for Scurry Obstacles

2014 RCP # 63 Summary Reference for Scurry Obstacles Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 58A.A.5 Specialty Time Competitions:Scurry Obstacle Refer to Article 28A Break in Gaits. Suggested Wording – Article 58A.A.5 Specialty Read more

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RCP2014#61 – Alternative markers for Reverse Psychology

2014 RCP # 61 Summary Alternative markers for Reverse Psychology Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 49.1 The Course The course may consist of Start and Finish markers, decorative materials and driveable Read more

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RCP2014#60 – Participating more than once

2014 RCP # 60 Summary Participating more than once Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 46 Participation A driver may not compete more than once in the same obstacle class or in Read more

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RCP2014#59 – No marathons in Pleasure Driving

2014 RCP # 59 Summary No marathons in Pleasure Driving Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 43 Concours d’Elegance The class may be judged: As a separate class. In conjunction with the marathon Read more

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RCP2014#58 – Clarify turnout requirements

2014 RCP # 58 Summary Clarify turnout requirements Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 35 Turnout A Pleasure Driving class in which entries are judged primarily on the performance and quality of Read more

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RCP2014#57 – Added Special Vehicle Divisions

2014 RCP # 57 Summary Added Special Vehicle Divisions Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 32 Other Divisions Configuration of turnout – Single, Pair, Tandem, Unicorn, and Four-in-hand. If entries warrant, singles Read more

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RCP2014#56 – Honor USEF pony measurement cards

2014 RCP # 56 Summary Honor USEF pony measurement cards Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Tracey Higgins Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Suggested Wording – Article 29 Divisions Based on the Horse 9. USEF pony measurement cards will be honored for ADS competitions. Reason for change To Read more

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RCP2014#55 – Pleasure Drive – Pace – Break in Gait

2014 RCP # 54 Summary Pleasure Drive – Pace – Break in Gait Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 68 Pleasure Drive – Pace Walk Section: Management has the option of adding Read more

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RCP2014#54 – Break in Gaits/canter/gallop

2014 RCP # 54 Summary Break in Gaits/canter/gallop Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 28A Break in Gaits  Break to canter or gallop 3 or more full strides, advantage gained 6 Read more

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RCP2014#53 – Move definition of Marathon vehicle

2014 RCP # 53 Summary Move definition of Marathon vehicle Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 25A.1 Vehicles Management may restrict Combined Driving marathon vehicles from participation in Pleasure Driving competitions. The Read more

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RCP2014#52 – Use of gullet straps

2014 RCP # 49 Summary Use of gullet straps Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 18.2 Style of Harness Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on the vehicle or other pieces Read more

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RCP2014#51 – Reins must be attached while being unharnessed

2014 RCP # 51 Summary Reins must be attached while being unharnessed Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 6.1 Responsibilities Toward the Horse Whenever fully harnessed to a vehicle and while being Read more

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RCP2014#50 – Define “ADS Omnibus”

2014 RCP # 50 Summary Define “ADS Omnibus” Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Suggested Wording – Article 2 Definitions of Terms “ADS Omnibus” – Every use of the term “ADS Omnibus” herein shall also mean Prize List if one is Read more

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RCP2014#49 – Competitors must be ADS members

2014 RCP # 49 Summary Competitors must be ADS members Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 1.6 Introduction All drivers at ADS-recognized competitions must be current ADS members or pay the required non-member fee. Suggested Wording Read more

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RCP2014#47 – Medical personnel qualification

2014 RC # 47 Summary Medical personnel qualification Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Ruth Graves Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Modified Wording: “a qualified, licensed EMT or para-medic must be on the grounds during marathon.” Current Wording – Combined Driving Appendix A.3 – Driving Trials Read more

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RCP2014#42 – Boots in Competition B

2014 RCP # 42 Summary Boots in Competition B Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Sandra Hoyt Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 920 Shoes Any conventional type of shoe is permitted. Lost, damaged or spread shoes may be replaced during Competition B, Read more

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RCP2014#20 – Driving Trials – Clarification

2014 RCP # 20 Summary Driving Trials – Clarification Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Holly Pulsifer Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Combined Driving Appendix A.9 – Driving Trials.  In exceptional circumstances, the TD may authorize more than one Obstacle per kilometre provided Read more

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RCP2014#00 – Convert Rulebook to Adobe InDesign

2014 RCP # 0 Summary Convert Rulebook to Adobe Indesign Date Received 01Jun11 Proponent Rules Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 In order to deliver the rulebook in a number of formats and with live links, the rules committee has decided to convert the rulebook from Read more

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RCP2014#01 – Decrease minimum clearance in Cones-1

2014 RCP # 1 Summary Decrease minimum clearance in Cones-1 Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13 Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 952.1.6 Competition C:Cones 952.1.6 At ADS-recognized events, minimum clearance between pairs of cones shall be:  HORSES AND Read more

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RCP2014#02 – Specify groom limitations in ADT Dressage

2014 RCP # 2 Summary Specify groom limits in ADT Dressage Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Appendix B.2.7 Arena Driving Trials:Driven Dressage None – see 1.10 Suggested Wording – B.2.7 Grooms are not permitted to Read more