RCS/RCP # 16-031
Article – PD-233
Summary – New rules for Picnic Class
Proponent – Pleasure Driving Committee
Date Posted – 30Jun15
Change Date – 2016
Status – Recommended by PDC Jul2015. Open for member comments.
Modified Wording – Chapter 6 Class Specifications: Concours d’Elegance & Carriage Dog Class Specialty Classes
New Wording – Article 233 Picnic Class
233.1 A picnic appropriate to the turnout and number of participants must be carried on the vehicle. All picnic participants must be on the carriage during the ring section of the class and be present in the staging section.
233.2 A class in two sections: a performance section and a staging section. Percentages may be adjusted by the Organizer, provided the percentages are published in the Omnibus.
a. Performance section – 25%
- To be judged both ways of the ring at a walk, slow trot and working trot. Not to be asked for a strong trot. Park gaits (see Article 210.11) may be used if specified in the Omnibus. May be asked to rein back. To stand quietly in the lineup.
- To be judged on performance, manners, overall impression.
b. Staging section – 75%
- At the conclusion of the ring section, competitors will be directed to the staging area to unhitch and set up a picnic. Horses to be taken to the stable area. The picnic will then be judged as part of the class. Staging area may include tables and chairs for use by each turnout.
- To be judged on quality of picnic presentation.