RCP PD-205.8, 205.9, 241.4 Clarify Outside Assistance 19-058

RC#: 19-058
Status: Posted 15 Jun18, Recommended by PDC 19July18

Name: Jeff Morse for PDC
ADS #: 4667
Subject: Clarify Outside Assistance
Rule #: PD-205.8, 205.9, 241.4
Current Wording: 205.8 Drivers receiving outside assistance after the judging has begun will be penalized at the judge’s
discretion or as specified by class rules unless that assistance has been specifically allowed
(example: assistance of groom/passenger heading a horse in a line-up or groom/navigator on
a Pleasure Drive).205.9 While competing, outside assistance which incurs elimination includes but is not limited to
the following:
a. The use of auxiliary mechanical or electronic devices other than clocks or watches (e.g.,
GPS devices, speedometers, heart rate monitors, etc.) on the vehicle.
b. Directing the driver in any way except as permitted by the rules.
c. Anyone other than the driver handling the reins, whip, or brake.241.4 Signals from the judge to the driver should be audible signals such as a whistle, horn or bell.
New Wording: 205.8 Outside Assistance –  Drivers receiving outside assistance after the judging has begun will be penalized at the judge’s discretion or as specified by class rules unless that assistance has been specifically allowed (example: assistance of groom/passenger heading a horse in a line-up or groom/navigator on a Pleasure Drive).

a. While competing, outside assistance which incurs elimination includes but is not limited to the following:

  1. The use of auxiliary mechanical or electronic devices other than clocks or watches (e.g., GPS devices, speedometers, heart rate monitors, etc.) on the vehicle.
  2. Directing the driver in any way except as permitted by the rules.
  3. Anyone other than the driver handling the reins, whip, or brake.
  4.   Outside assistance indicating a judge’s signal has been given is allowed.

b. Outside assistance indicating a judge’s signal has been given is allowed.

STRIKE: 241.4 Signals from the judge to the driver should be audible signals such as a whistle, horn or bell.

Reason for Change: Clarification

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1 Response(s)

  1. Michael Ridge says :

    August 26, 2018

    In the proposed new wording a-4 and b, duplicate each other. The line a-4 should be deleted.

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