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HK – PD 207.4a Jr headgear 17-012

Housekeeping, match rules between GR and PD RC#: 17-012 (see 17-011) Rule/Article: PD 207.4 Modify Proponent: Rules Committee Date: posted 10Feb2016, modified 31July2016 Current Wording:  Safety Equipment: a. All juniors in all competitions must wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds current ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carry Read more

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RCP GR 5.11 Jr headgear 17-011

This proposal is RECOMMENDED by the Rules Committee RC#: 17-011 Rule/Article: GR 5.11 Modify also PD 207.4  Proponent: Rules Committee Date: posted 02Feb2016, modified 31July2016 Current Wording: All Juniors in all competitions must wear properly fastened protective headgear which meets or exceeds current ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)/SEI (Safety Equipment Institute) standards for equestrian use and carry the SEI tag. Read more

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RCP GR 2.7 add Jr driver table 17-010

This proposal is RECOMMENDED by the Pleasure Driving Committee as modified RC#: 17-010 Rule/Article: GR 2.7 + 5.11 Clarify Proponent: ADS Pleasure Driving Committee Date: posted 27Jan16, chart modified 31July2016   Current Wording: Junior and adult competition participants, e.g., anyone who rides on a vehicle at any time at an event, are defined as follows: a. The “competition Read more

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RCP PD 250.3 Clarify Gamblers Choice 17-009

This Proposal is RECOMMENDED by the Pleasure Driving Committee. RC#: 17-009 Rule/Article: PD 250.3 Clarify Proponent: ADS Pleasure Driving Committee Date: posted 25Jan16 Current Wording: e. No points will be awarded for an incorrectly completed obstacle. If the obstacle is incorrectly driven, but not disturbed, it may be attempted again. New Wording: e. No points will be awarded for an Read more

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HK – PD suggestion to link relevant classes 17-007

Housekeeping RC#: 17-007 Rule/Article: PD Proponent: Jeff Morse Date: posted 25Jan16 A Housekeeping Suggestion Include the rule number (and link) with references to classes in the Pleasure Driving Rules Example: 238.4 Unless otherwise specified in class rules, if an entry disturbs any part of an obstacle out of its driving sequence or if any obstacle or start or finish Read more

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XRC LO 6.8 WITHDRAWN 17-006

WITHDRAWN RC#: 17-006 Rule/Article: LO6.8 Proponent: Jeff Morse Date: posted 7Jan16 see also rc-cp1-4-review-of-omnibus-listings-17-005/ Current Wording: LO6.8 The Technical Delegate shall review and approve the Omnibus listing prior its submission to ADS for each event or show. For Events not requiring a Technical Delegate, the review and approval is the responsibility of the Head Judge. New Wording: LO 6.8 The Technical Delegate Read more

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XRC CP 1.4 Withdrawn 17-005

RC#: 17-005 Rule/Article: CP1.4 Proponent: Jeff Morse Date: posted 7Jan16 see also rc-lo6-8-review-of-omnibus-listings-17-006/ RCS wording subject to review by Rules Committee Current Wording: Non-Licensed Competition Personnel CP1.4 The Organizer shall ensure the Technical Delegate is provided with a copy of the Omnibus to review and approve prior to its submission to ADS for each event or show. For Events not requiring a Technical Read more

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RCP AC 2.6 Require Accident Preparedness Plan 17-003

This Proposal is RECOMMENDED by the Event Standards Committee. RC#: 17-003 Rule/Article: Approval of Competitions (AC) 2.6 Proponent: Event Standards Committee Date: posted 3Jan16 Current Wording: AC.2.6 Provide qualified medical personnel (as defined by state or local EMS district) either present or on call (except marathon); a means of communication for accident notification to the central command area; a means of patient Read more

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HK – Format legal name of ADS 17-001

Housekeeping RC#: 17-001 Rule/Article: Title Page Proponent: Rules Committee Date: posted 3Jan16 Current Wording: Authorized by the Directors of the American Driving Society New Wording: Authorized by the Directors of The American Driving Society Inc. (ADS) Reason for Change: correctly indicate that ADS stands for The American Driving Society Inc., our full legal name

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XRCS CD New [Withdrawn] Division Names 16-002

RCS # 16-002 Article – CD New Table Summary – Division Names for Hybrids Proponent – Marc Johnson Date Posted – 04Jun15 Change Date – 2016 Status – Open for comments, Withdrawn by author Current Wording – Division Names used for Hybrids: Intermediate II and Preliminary II Proposed Wording – Presented in a Table: ADS Standard Divisions: Advanced (Driving Trials only) Intermediate Preliminary Training Read more

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XRCS CD 937.3.1 [Withdrawn] Same Carriage for dressage and cones 16-001

RCS # 16-001 Article – CD937.3.1 (Clarification) Summary – Same carriage for dressage and cones Proponent – Linda Yutzy Date Received – 07Mar15 Change Date – Immediately Status – Withdrawn Current Wording – The same Carriage must be used for Dressage and Cones for CA 2* and above (see Article 936). Proposed Wording – The same Carriage must be used for Read more

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RCP2015#114 – Enclosed Arena not required, but Jr B VSE needs adult

2015 RCS # 114 Summary To allow junior drivers to compete in an open arena Date Received 18Oct14 Proponent Event Standards Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 22Oct14; BOD returned to EC 23Oct14; Revised 10Nov14; BOD APPROVED 13Nov14 Current Wording – Article GR2.7 b) “Junior A” – competition age: 10 and below. Junior Read more

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RCP2015#54a – Clarifies Nosebands (see also #54b PD)

2015 RCS # 54 Summary Clarifies nosebands and encourages gullet straps Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – GR17 GR 17.2 Bridles should fit snugly to prevent catching on Read more

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RCP2015#111 – Rules for ‘Derby Driving’ (was #51, see also #103)

2015 RCS # 111 (was #51) Summary Creates rules for Derby Driving Date Received 30May14 Proponent Jennifer Matheson Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Approved EC; CDC recommends amended version 14Oct14; BOD returned to CDC 23Oct14; BOD APPROVED AS MODIFIED 13Nov14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14; Replaced with Read more

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FEI2015#04 – FEI proposed time penalty modification

2015 FEI # 04 Summary Proposed modifications/clarifications Date Received . Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for commentsRecommendation subject to final FEI wording  Activity Initial Posting: 9Sept2014 Current Wording  963.4.2 If an Athlete is not ready to start Section A at his scheduled time, the Timekeeper will start him at the earliest available time at his Read more

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FEI2015#03 – FEI proposed modifications/clarifications

2015 FEI # 03 Summary Proposed modifications/clarifications Date Received . Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments Recommendation subject to final FEI wording Activity Initial Posting: 9Sept2014 Proposed Wording  Please see attached pdf file from FEI. Also please see FEI2015#04 FEI proposed modifications2015

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RCP2015#110 – New “Partner Entry”

2015 RCS # 110 Summary New “Partner Entry” Date Received . Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments Recommended; BOD returned to CDC 23Oct14; BOD NOT APPROVED 13Nov14 Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014 New Wording, revised 11/10/14 943.2.16 At the Organizer’s discretion, competitors may be invited to participate under one “Partner Entry.” This classification Read more

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RCP2015#109 – HK – Reference removal

2015 RCP # 109 Summary Reference removal Date Received . Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – ; Recommended for Approval: 07Sept14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014 Modified Wording  957. Contravening the Rules on Advertising // 941.3 // Yellow Warning Card See ADS exceptions Reason for change no reference

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RCP2015#98 – Remove ADS items, see new Glossary #97

2015 RCS # 98 Summary Remove ADS additions to FEI Annex 9 Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 9Sep14 Recommended for Approval: 7Sept2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 5Sep14 Suggested Wording  FEI Annex 9 – Definitions Children: See GRs Appendix A – Definitions At ADS-recognized events, this Read more

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RCP2015#108 – HK – Reference and text clarification

2015 RCS # 108 Summary Reference and text clarification Date Received . Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – ; Recommended for Approval: 07Sept2015; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014 Modified Wording – 960.2.8 Distances and Pace at ADS-recognized Marathon competitions (table) *All divisions – Walk or trot only from last obstacle or last Read more

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RCP2015#107 – HK – Clarification

2015 RCP # 107 Summary Clarification Date Received . Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014 Modified Wording –  Art.943.2.9 Passengers may not ride on the carriage during any competition all  competitions. Reason for change Clarification of wording

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RCP2015#106 – HK – Consolidate rule regarding participation to appear in one location

2015 RCS # 106 Summary Consolidate rule regarding participation to appear in one location Date Received 27June14 Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD returned to CDC 23Oct14; BOD APPROVED AS AMENDED 13NOV14  Activity Initial Posting: 27June14 Original Wording 943.2 The Athletes and Grooms At ADS-recognized events, Drivers or Read more

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X RCS2015#72 – Clarifies officials required at ADTs, HDTs and CDEs

2015 RCS # 72 Summary Appendix H: To clarify wording and intent regarding required officials at ADTs, HDTs, and CDEs. Date Received 27June14 Proponent Erica Matulich Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 27June14 Activity Initial Posting: 27June14 Current Wording – CD Appendix H ADT # of Competitors: < 25 competitors total in show at all Read more

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RCP2015#105 – CD-H – Clarifies officials required at ADTs, HDTs and CDEs (was#72)

2015 RCP # 105 (was 72) Summary Appendix H: To clarify wording and intent regarding required officials at ADTs, HDTs, and CDEs. Date Received 27June14 Proponent Erica Matulich Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 27June14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD returned to CDC 23Oct14; BOD APPROVED 13Nov14 Activity Initial Posting: 27June14 Modified and expanded by Read more

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XRCP2015#103 (now #111)

2015 RCS # 103 Summary Add rules for Driving Derby  Date Received 24July2014 Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments  Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014 Current Wording –  Suggested Wording Appendix CD‐ Carriage Derby 1. General Principles A Carriage Derby is competition that offers a combination of marathon and cone obstacles and may be Read more

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RCP2015#102 Adds Course Inspection for Driving Trials

2015 RCP # 102 Summary Adds Course Inspection for Driving Trials Date Received 24July2014 Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 9Sept2014; Modified and recommended for approval 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Current Wording –  Suggested Wording – Appendix CD-A Driving Trials 11. Course inspection: if the same space is used for Read more

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RCP2015#101 Clarifies second entry for Driving Trials

2015 RCP # 101 Summary Clarifies second entry for Driving Trials Date Received 24July2014 Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments; Recommended for approval as amended14Oct14  Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Current Wording – Appendix CD-A Driving Trials 10. Participation Drivers and Navigators/grooms may compete more than once, scheduling permitting. Suggested Wording 10. Read more

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RCP2015#100 Clarifies Advanced specifications for Driving Trials

2015 RCP # 100 Summary Clarifies Advanced specifications for Driving Trials Date Received 24July2014 Proponent CDC Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments; Recommended for approval 14Oct14  Activity Initial Posting: 7Sept2014; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Current Wording – Appendix CD-A Driving Trials 9. All current specifications for divisions regarding speeds, distances and clearances are to be Read more

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RCP2015#99 – HK – Formatting 987.1.5

2015 RCP # 99 Summary Split 987.1.4 and update references Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 9Sep14; Recommended for Approval 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 5Sep14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Current Wording  Article 987.1.4… At ADS-recognized events the President and members of the Ground Jury must be chosen from: a. Read more

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RCP2015#97 – Add Glossary to CD section

2015 RCS # 97 Summary Add Glossary to CD section Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 9Sep14; Recommended for Approval: 07Sept14 Activity Initial Posting: 5Sep14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Suggested Wording  GLOSSARY The following definitions are specific to Combined Driving. See Article 2, Definition of Terms for additional terms. Read more

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X RCS2015#74 – Mentions Advanced division in DTs and ATs

original before split 2015 RCS # 74 Summary Mentions Advanced division in DT and ATs and clarifies references Date Received 2July14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 2July14 Activity Initial Posting: 2July14 Current Wording – CDArt.987.1.4 For ADS-recognized events, the minimum number of officials depends on the event type (CDE, DT, Read more

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RCP2015#91 – Mention Advanced Division in AT & DT events (was #74)

2015 RCS # 91 (was 74, split into 91 & 92) Summary Mention Advanced Division in AT & DT events Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14; Recommended for approval 14Oct14; BOD APPROVED 23Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14 Current Wording – CD-Article 987 Composition of the Ground Jury Read more