Status: Posted 5Jun18, Not Recommended by CDC & ESC 19July18
|Name:||Marc Johnson / CDC Chair|
|Rule #:||945.3 Permitted assistance|
|Current Wording:||The following are considered to be permitted outside assistance:
• Assistance during compulsory rests and in neutral zones between Sections.
• Assistance to avoid accidents.
• Assistance to Horses as a result of an accident inside an obstacle, providing the Grooms are dismounted.
• Assistance by the Groom whereby a Horse is led through an obstacle by the bridle ends of the reins while harnessed to the carriage in either Marathon or Cones, will incur 20 penalties for the assistance, in addition to the penalties for dismount.
• At ADS-recognized events for turnouts without a groom on the carriage, should groom assistance be needed, the driver may stop and ask for such assistance from any capable person, who may then act as a groom rendering the necessary help, and the turnout shall be penalized with the normal “groom down” penalty.
|New Wording:||Same except
• At ADS-recognized events for turnouts without a groom on the carriage, should groom assistance be needed, the driver may stop and ask for such assistance from [delete:
|Reason for Change:||The random capable person would not have signed a waiver to assist the competitor. In addition, too many VSE/Small Pony competitors arrive with no available help. Grooms must be available at the arenas and, possibly, following silently around the Marathon course, where practical, to assist the competitor at the Obstacles.|
|Type of change:||Modify|