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RCP2015#78 – Change use of “level” to “division”

2015 RCS # 78 Summary Change use of “level” to “division” Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Current Wording – Example “ “…level…” Suggested Wording Global change of the term “level” to the defined term “division.” Change “Level” to “Division”: Read more

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RCP2015#77 – Established point system for Pleasure Driving Championships

2015 RCS # 77 Summary Establishes point system for Pleasure Driving Championships Date Received 3Aug14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 3Aug14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommends for approval as modified 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 3Aug14 Current Wording – PDArticle 217 Championships 217.1 When a championship for Read more

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RCP2015#76 – To restore original intent of Super Reinsmanship

2015 RCS # 76 Summary Restores original intent of Super Reinsmanship Date Received 28July14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 3Aug14; PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; PD recommends approval as modified 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 3Aug14 Current Wording – PD-Article 225 Super Reinsmanship Competitors enter the ring individually and Read more

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RCP2015#75 – HK – Clarifies requirements for Int. II

2015 RCS # 75 Summary Clarifies requirements for Intermediate II hybrid Date Received 2July14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 2July14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 2July2014 Current Wording – CDArt.937.1.1 At ADS-recognized events, drivers may use a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for single horse/pony/VSE classes. Read more

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XRCP2015#73 – see RCP#88

2015 RCS # 73 Summary Clarifies Table  Date Received 2july14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 2July14 Activity Initial Posting: 2July14 Current Wording – CDArticle 973.1.8 (Text below table:) * Increase settings by 10 cm for tandems, unicorns & four-in-hands Suggested Wording (Text below table:) * Note settings increased by 10 Read more

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RCP2015#71 – To clarify origin of modified CD rules

2014 RCS # 71 Summary Clarifies origin of modified rules Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 27June14 Recommended for Approval: 07Sept2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 27June14 Revised 7Sept2014 Current Wording – CDAppendix A1 1. A Driving Trial consists of Driven Dressage, Cones and a Section B Marathon Read more

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RCP2015#70 – Adds language for placing in PD cones classes

2015 RCS # 70 Summary Adds language for placing in high-point cones classes. Date Received 7June2014 Proponent Mike Rider Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 23June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 23June14 Current Wording – PDArt244 Unless otherwise specified in individual class rules: • Low total time basis – For Read more

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RCP2015#68 – Clarifies Jury requirements

2015 RCS # 68 Summary Clarifies Jury requirements Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14Recommended for approval as amended 15Oct15Further revisions from 18Oct14 on 22Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDAppendixA#5 5. Officials: See Appendix H. Suggested Read more

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RCP2015#67 – Adds Hybrid divisions to Driving Trials

2015 RCS # 67 Summary Adds Hybrid divisions to Driving Trials  Date Received 1June14 Proponent Marc Johnson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Revised 7Sept2014 Current Wording – CDAppendixA2 2. Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Read more

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RCP2015#63 – Simplifies and clarifies PD obstacle numbering

2015 RCS # 63 Summary Simplifies and clarifies numbering and marking Pleasure Driving Obstacle Classes 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 as modified; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle237 Read more

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RCP2015#62 – Requires allowing schooling entries to be published in Omnibus

2015 RCS # 62 Summary Requires allowing schooling entries to be published in the Omnibus 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; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle236 236.3 Within any division, Read more

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RCP2015#60 – HK – To conform with rulebook convention

2015 RCS # 60 Summary Housekeeping – deletes Prize List verbage  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 and 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle215 Restrictions for any division must be Read more

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RCP2015#59 – HK- Adds metric measurements to PD horse heights

2015 RCS # 59 Summary Adds metric measurements to horse heights 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 with modifications 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle212 212.2 Read more

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RCP2015#58 – Define divisions based on status of driver in Omnibus

2015 RCS # 58 Summary Divisions based on status of driver must be described in the Omnibus 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 as modified; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording Read more

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RCP2015#56 – Gives authority to judge to split class

2015 RCS # 56 Summary Gives the authority to the judge to decide to split a class Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14Withdrawn by PD 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle204 204.1 Large classes Read more

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RCP2015#55 – Clarifies where House Rules are published

2015 RCS # 55 Summary House rules must be published in both Omnibus and Prize List 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; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle202 If show management Read more

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RCP2015#54b – Clarifies Nosebands and encourages gullet straps (see also #54a GR)

2015 RCS # 54 Summary Clarifies nosebands and encourages gullet straps Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PD 207.3 Harness b.         Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on the vehicle Read more

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RCP2015#53 – Adds penalty to re-checked horses after marathon

2015 RCS # 53 Summary Adds penalty for horses requiring second check at end of marathon Date Received 30May14 Proponent Carole Wallace Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; CDC NOT recommended 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle935.4 In-Harness Examination [formerly Article 924.4] The Second Read more

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RCP2015#52 – Requires body protectors for children only on marathon

2015 RCS # 52 Summary Requires body protectors for children only on marathon Date Received 30May14 Proponent Pat Cheatham Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Not recommended by CDC 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle928.3 3. Dress for Juniors and Children At all times, Read more

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X RCS2015#51 – Rules for ‘Derby Driving’ (see also #103)

2015 RCS # 51 Summary Creates rules for Derby Driving Date Received 30May14 Proponent Jennifer Matheson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – New Suggested Wording Derby Driving (Modified Arena Driving Trial) Eligibility: Competition is open to all drivers and equines. Read more

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RCP2015#50 – HK – Changes time between tests for Int 4

2015 RCS # 50 Summary Adds 1 minute to time between test for Intermediate 4 Date Received 28Mar14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Recommended for Approval 28June2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – DAppendix DR-C Driven Dressage Tests – Read more

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RCP2015#49 – Exception regarding body protectors for children

2015 RCS # 49 Summary Adds language to strongly recommend body protectors for children instead of requiring. Date Received 28May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Not recommended by CDC Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle928.3 At all times, while on a Read more

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RCP2015#48 – Requires reins to be attached while putting to, etc.

2015 RCS # 48 Summary Reins must be attached while putting to Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – GRArticle6 6.1 Whenever fully put to or being taken out of a vehicle, a horse must wear a Read more

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RCS2015#47 – Makes cruelty rules more comprehensive

To make the current Cruelty rules more comprehensive, including improper or damaged equipment that may cause the equine pain or injury and adding protections to avoid the use of equines deemed unfit to compete 2015 RCS # 47 Summary To make rules regarding cruelty more comprehensive Date Received 20May14 Proponent Ruthie Graves Change Date 2015 Read more

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RCP2015#46 – Adds language defining competition participants

2015 RCP # 46 Summary Adds language defining competition participants Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14Recommended for Approval 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – GRArticle2 2 .7 Junior and adult drivers are defined as follows: a . The “competition age” of an individual will be Read more

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RCP2015#45 – Syncs language with USEF regarding drugs and medications

2015 RCS # 45 Summary Syncs language with USEF regarding drugs and medications Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14Recommended for Approval: 28June14 Current Wording – GR1Introduction 9. The full use of modern therapeutic measures for the improvement and protection of the health Read more

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RCP2015#44 – Establish right of way

2015 RCS # 44 Summary Establishes right of way between horses, people and motorized vehicles. Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14;Event Standards Not Recommended 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – ACArticle2 2.14 Motorized Vehicle Notice: At any ADS-recognized event, minors who do not have Read more

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RCP2015#43 – Reminder about penalty for outside assistance in dressage

2015 RCS # 43 Summary Reminder about penalty for outside assistance in dressage Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval: 07Sept14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDArticle952.2 Memory The FEI Driven Dressage Test must be driven from memory. Speaking or indication given Read more

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RCP2015#42 – HK – Remove Appendix C and move to Dressage section

2015 RCS # 42 Summary Remove Appendix C and move to Pink (Dressage) section Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval: 28June14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDAppendixC Appendix C – Freestyle Driven Dressage Score Form (Page CD 116 – yellow pages Read more

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RCP2015#41 – HK – Deletes criteria for judging freestyle dressage from CD rules

2015 RCS # 41 Summary Deletes criteria for judging freestyle dressage from combined driving rules Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval: 28June14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – DArticle518.3 518 .3 Freestyle Tests . Provided it is not part of a Combined Read more

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RCP2015#40 – HK – Deletes Freestyle Dressage from CD rules

2015 RCS # 40 Summary Deletes Freestyle dressage Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval: 28June14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDArticle951.2 2. Freestyle Tests [formerly Article 931] At ADS-recognized events: 2.1 The Organising Committees may arrange a Freestyle dressage competition with Read more

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RCP2015#39 – Corrects previously approved change

2015 RCS # 39 Summary Corrects previously approved change that was not included Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; CDC approved as amended 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDArticle951.1 At ADS-recognized events, current ADS Driven Dressage Tests must be used Read more

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RCP2015#38 – HK – Deletes non-existent reference number

2015 RCS # 38 Summary Deletes non-existent reference number Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CDArticle965.1 At ADS-recognized events, Training Division Competitors may not canter in the Obstacles. (see Article 945.4.) Suggested Wording delete “(see Article 945.4)” Reason for Read more

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XRCS2015#37 – see RCP2015#85-HK

2015 RCS # 37 Summary Adds ADS exception for grooms giving assistance in dressage Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Article 957 Summary of Driven Dressage Penalties Grooms speaking or giving indications Art. 945.2 10 penalties Suggested Wording Read more

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RCS2015#36 – Changes term for ADS Advanced throughout

2015 RCS # 36 Summary Change ADS Advanced to new title for that division throughout Appendix Date Received 25May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A, Overall The use of the word Advanced. Suggested Wording Replace all references to Advanced with ADS Advanced Read more

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RCS2015#35 – Deletes language regarding number of gates at Adv. HDT

2015 RCS # 35 Summary Deletes number of gates for Advanced in at Driving Trial Date Received 17May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A.7.d Advanced classes may have up to six obstacle gates. Suggested Wording Delete this rule. Reason for change Read more