RCS2015#28 – Consider splitting classes if over 6 entries

2015 RCS #
28
Summary
Suggests considering splitting classes if over 6 entries
Date Received
13May14
Proponent
Su Zi
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments – 17May14; PD does not recommend for approval 14Oct14
Activity
Initial Posting: 17May14

Current Wording – Article PD204.1

………….Unless the ring is very large, classes of more than 14 entries should be split. In a small ring, classes may need to be split at a lower number of entries”

Suggested Wording

Unless the ring is very large, classes of more than 14 entries should be split. In a small ring, classes may need to be split at a lower number of entries. Classes of more than 6 entries should be scrutinized by show management for class split.

Reason for change

Two: first being safety– Horse and carriage, or pony and carriage combinations moving at  working and extended trot  require room. Having carriages two and three deep all along the ring, with no where on the rail  increases the probability for ugly mishap. Secondly, having a crowded class does not give any competitor a chance to show their horse, it is merely navigating dense traffic. Additionally, no judge can give a fair eye to a class where it is a traffic jam, instead of a performance of the competing duo’s skill, grace and beauty.

PDC Comment: Existing rules provide adequate guidance for safety and fairness.

5 Response(s)

  1. MikeRider says :

    July 7, 2014

    I disagree with this proposal. Listing a number “6” or even “14” seems to imply liability for show managemeng if a class of 7 has an incident – despite the size of the arena. I would prefer language that allows “class size proportional to the arena size”

  2. Laurie Renda says :

    September 17, 2014

    I disagree with this proposal. 6 is just starting to be a class. Nothing more disappointing than to not have any one to compete against. Agree on class size proportional to arena.
    I have shown in classes of much more than 6 and part of showing is learning how to position yourself and use the arena and not get jammed up.

  3. Susan Koso says :

    September 26, 2014

    The TD will advise if the number of entries in a class is more than the ring can handle.

  4. Kail Palmer Miller says :

    October 5, 2014

    I disagree with this proposal

  5. mary anne boyden says :

    October 7, 2014

    I disagree with the proposal.

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