RCS PD 214 [NR] Divisions based on Experience 16-012

RCS # 16-012
Article – PD 214
Summary – Divisions based on Experience
Proponent – Michael Rider
Date Posted – 05Jun15
Change Date – 2016
Status –  Open for comments Not recommended by PDC


See also RCS 16-023


 

Current Wording – Article 214 Divisions Based on Experience
214.1 Maiden – entries are ineligible for Maiden classes after winning a first place ribbon in an ADS recognized and/or USEF-licensed Carriage Pleasure Driving competition.
214.2 Novice – entries are ineligible for Novice classes after winning at least one first place ribbon in each of three ADS-recognized and/or USEF-licensed Carriage Pleasure driving competitions.
214.3 Limit – entries are ineligible for Limit classes after winning six first place ribbons which must
include at least one first-place ribbon from each of three ADS-recognized and/or USEFlicensed Carriage Pleasure Driving competitions.
214.4 Open – open to all drivers and horses.
214.5 Wins in ADS and/or USEF Carriage Pleasure Driving classes and high-point championship
awards of fewer than three entries are not to affect Driver or Horse status.
214.6 Schooling Entries – see Article 236.

Suggested Wording

214.1 Maiden – entries are ineligible for Maiden classes after winning a first place ribbon in an ADS recognized pleasure driving and/or USEF-licensed Carriage Pleasure Driving competition.
214.2 Novice – entries are ineligible for Novice classes after winning at least one first place ribbon in each of three ADS-recognized pleasure driving and/or USEF-licensed Carriage Pleasure driving competitions.
214.3 Limit – entries are ineligible for Limit classes after winning six first place ribbons which must
include at least one first-place ribbon from each of three ADS-recognized pleasure driving and/or USEF licensed Carriage Pleasure Driving competitions.
214.4 Open – open to all drivers and horses.
214.5 Wins in ADS and/or USEF Carriage Pleasure Driving classes and high-point championship
awards of fewer than three entries are not to affect Driver or Horse status.
214.6 Schooling Entries – see Article 236.
214.7 Events may elect a deadline for determination of maiden, novice, and limit status.

Reason for change – Two reasons for change – first, adding the words “pleasure driving” eliminates the confusion about “I won best dressage at a CDE… does that count?” and the timetable piece added clarifies things for show organizers. Currently, there is no definition of when a person is no longer considered a novice. I know it sounds preposterous, but a person could be “graduated” during a competition – thus, if organizers specify a date (i.e. closing date, etc.) in their prize list, any placings earned after that date would not affect their entry at a show. I know most shows do not have problems with too many entries; but some shows have very full “open” classes and cannot just automatically advance a novice entry into the open division after the closing date.

2 Response(s)

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  2. MichaelRidge says :

    August 6, 2015

    I support this proposal with modifications. I think it can be clarified more simply by making the description of the applicable competition more generic.

    Suggested wording:

    214.1 Maiden – entries are ineligible for Maiden classes after winning a first place ribbon in an ADS recognized and/or USEF-licensed pleasure driving competition.
    214.2 Novice – entries are ineligible for Novice classes after winning at least one first place ribbon in each of three ADS-recognized and/or USEF-licensed pleasure driving competitions.
    214.3 Limit – entries are ineligible for Limit classes after winning six first place ribbons which must
    include at least one first-place ribbon from each of three ADS-recognized and/or USEF licensed pleasure driving competitions.
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    The deadline for determination of eligibility is also addressed in RCP 16-023. Either one is acceptable.

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