RCS CD 937.3b(1) [NR] Vehicle requirements for Intermediate-II 16-004

Remove requirement for different carriage in Intermediate-II (Presentation vehicle not required, can use marathon for all phases)

RCS # 16-004
Article – CD 937.3b(1) and related
Summary – Vehicle requirements for Intermediate-II
Proponent – Robert Griswold
Date Posted – 04Jun15
Change Date – 2016
Status – Open for comments, Not recommended by CDC 16July2015

Current Wording – 937.3b(1) In Dressage and Cones, Intermediate II division entries must follow all vehicle requirements under FEI CAI 2* rules

Proposed Wording – 937.3b(1) (Remove this wording and renumber)


Current Wording – 938.1 Dressage Carriages must be fitted with forward facing lamps and rear lamps or reflectors in Dressage only (penalties: see Article 957). Lamps or reflectors are not compulsory in Cones.

At ADS-recognized events, the provisions of this article apply to Intermediate-II, but do not apply to Training, Preliminary and Intermediate Divisions, nor do the applicable penalties of Article 957 or Article 981. 

Proposed Wording – … At ADS-recognized events, the provisions of this article apply to Intermediate-II, but do not apply to Training, Preliminary and Intermediate Divisions, nor do the applicable penalties of Article 957 or Article 981.


Current Wording – 943.2.16 Intermediate-II division drivers must follow all FEI rules for Advanced Competition for Dressage and Cones.

Proposed Wording943.2.16 Intermediate-II division drivers must follow all FEI rules for Advanced Competition for Dressage and Cones.


Current Wording – 973.1.6 (in table) See Article 974

Proposed Wording – 973.1.6 (in table) 20 cm + track width *


Current Wording – 974.1 ** in ADS-recognized competitions, for divisions other than Intermediate II and Advanced, the minimum clearance for obstacle cone pairs is based on each competitor’s vehicle track width.

Proposed Wording – 974.1 ** in ADS-recognized competitions, for divisions other than Intermediate II and Advanced, the minimum clearance for obstacle cone pairs is based on each competitor’s vehicle track width.


Reason for Change – To encourage ADS competitors to continue steps up the “levels” of competition. Once testing themselves at Intermediate II, they’ll be better able to tell if they should make the huge investment of presentation carriage as well as marathon carriage. Not requiring separate carriages for Intermediate II should encourage more competitors to step up.