RCP CD 945.2 Groom Standing Dressage 19-007

RC#: 19-007
Status: Posted 15Feb18, Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18

Name: Hardy Zantke
ADS #: 1167
Subject: Grooms Standing in Dressage
Rule #: 945.2.1.2
Current Wording: 2.1.2 In Dressage and Cones, Grooms must remain seated in their proper positions between entering and leaving the Arena. ey are not permitted to handle the reins or the whip (will incur 20 penalties). For Dressage, to nor speak or indicate the course to the Athlete is not permitted (will incur 10 penalties). However the Groom may handle the reins, whip and brake without penalty provided the carriage remains stationary.
New Wording: 2.1.2 In Dressage and Cones, Grooms must remain seated in their proper positions between entering and leaving the Arena. ey are not permitted to handle the reins or the whip (will incur 20 penalties). For Dressage, to nor speak or indicate the course to the Athlete is not permitted (will incur 10 penalties). However the Groom may handle the reins, whip and brake without penalty provided the carriage remains stationary.

In ADS-recognized competitions, if the carriage does not have a safe groom seat, the judge may grant permission for groom(s) to stand with no penalty.

Reason for Change: To be consistent with new wording in 975.2.7 for cones and allow grooms to stand in dressage – with special permission – if the carriage does not have a safe grooms seat, for example for VSE Tandems.
Type of change: Modify

1 Response(s)

  1. Tracey Morgan says :

    June 10, 2018

    Supported by the Driven Dressage Committee

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