RCP2015#84 – Clarification – follow dressage tests

2015 RCS #
84
Summary
Clarification – follow dressage tests
Date Received
04Aug14
Proponent
Combined Driving Committee. Given to Dressage Committee
Change Date
2015
Status
Open for comments – 25Aug14; Not recommended by DC
Activity
Initial Posting: 25Aug14
Assigned to DC only 20Oct14

Current Wording – CD-Article 954.11 Movements and their descriptions.Stretching the frame

954.11 Stretching the frame
Letting the Horse take the reins, stretching long and low – forwards and downwards at least to the point of the shoulder over the back while keeping the same rhythm and impulsion. The Athlete must keep the reins without losing the contact and bring the horse back to the preceding elevation as soon as the stretching has been shown.

For ADS-recognized driven dressage tests, see the description of the movement.

Suggested Wording – CD-Article 954.11 Movements and their descriptions.Stretching the frame

954.11 Stretching the frame
Letting the Horse take the reins, stretching long and low – forwards and downwards at least to the point of the shoulder over the back while keeping the same rhythm and impulsion. The Athlete must keep the reins without losing the contact and bring the horse back to the preceding elevation as soon as the stretching has been shown.

For ADS-recognized driven dressage tests, see the movement description published on the test. description of the movement.

Reason for change

Clarification. ADS forms follow ADS descriptions.

Final Comment
The DDC did not support this RCS because the reference to look at the description of the movement on the dressage test is faulty. Dressage tests do not have any descriptions of movements only “Directive Ideas”. Descriptions of movements are found in the Dressage pages of the Rule Book.

1 Response(s)

  1. Linda Yutzy says :

    September 17, 2014

    Not sure that this is even needed, but I think it should refer to the definition published in the (ADS) Dressage section, which is the official guideline.

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