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RCP2014#13 – Allow ADS-Advanced Test in 40×80

2014 RCP # 13 Summary Allow ADS-Advanced Test in 40×80 Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Not Recommended: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Article 931.1 – Principles:The Object add to second to last sentence of ADS modifier: “or ADS-Advanced test.” Reason for change To allow new ADS-Advanced Read more

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RCP2014#14 – Delete Elimination for intentional cantering

2014 RCP # 14 Summary Delete Elimination for intentional cantering Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Article 945.4 – Penalties on the Marathon Course:Incorrect Pace delete Elimination for intentional cantering in Section E by deleting the last sentence of Read more

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RCP2014#15 – FEI vs ADS Advanced Test contradiction

2014 RCP # 15 Summary FEI vs ADS Advanced Test contradiction Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 30Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Article 114 – Tests In second sentence “The FEI is responsible for issuing tests for international competitions and for Advanced Levels.” Delete: Read more

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RCP2014#16 – ADS Advanced at HDTs

2014 RCP # 16 Summary ADS Advanced at HDTs Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Article 114.2 – Tests add: At Advanced Level ADS events ADS Tests may be used as well. Reason for change To allow advanced level ADS Tests Read more

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RCP2014#17 – Update Dressage mark #5

2014 RCP # 17 Summary Update Dressage mark #5 Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Article 117.6 – Marking replace the word “sufficiently” with “marginal or better” Reason for change in keeping with the change of 5 to Marginal Read more

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RCP2014#18 – Require USEF Competition Membership for Advanced

2014 RCP # 18 Summary Require USEF Membership for Advanced Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13 Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 125 Date Application Any Advanced Level Combined Driving Competition must become a member of United State Equestrian Federation Read more

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RCS2014#19 – Wrist bracelet to indicate Waiver signed

2014 RCS # 19 Summary Wrist bracelet to indicate Waiver signed Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Not Recommended: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 126.15 – Responsibility of Management none Suggested Wording – Article 126.15 – Responsibility of Management Waiver identification: Management shall Read more

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RCP2014#21 – Definition of competitor/athlete/driver

2014 RCP # 21 Summary Definition of competitor/athlete/driver Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 2.3 – Definition of Terms The term “driver” used herein refers to the person controlling the reins and whip and brake. Suggested Wording Read more

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RCP2014#22 – Definition of Park Gaits

2014 RCP # 22 Summary Definition of Park Gaits Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Recommended with changes: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 28- Description of Gaits New subparagraph #7, renumber remainder The following descriptions constitute the ADS-approved standard for Read more

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RCS2014#23 – Reference to Park Gaits definitions

2014 RCS # 23 Summary Reference to Park Gaits definitions Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – not recommened: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 36A.1 – Park A Pleasure Driving class in which entries are judged primarily on gaits. Suggested Read more

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RCP2014#24 – Reference correct definition – Penalties

2014 RCP # 24 Summary Reference correct definition – Penalties Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 57 – Summary of Penalties in Competition C Penalties Exceeding time limit (twice time allowed)…………………………………. Elimination Suggested Wording – Read more

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RCS2014#25 – Omnibus Listing responsibility

2014 RCS # 25 Summary Omnibus Listing responsibility Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 127 – Responsibility of the ADS The American Driving Society will, upon approval, provide the following: All judges’ score cards for Pleasure Driving, Read more

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RCS2014#26 – Authority and requirements of the online Omnibus listing

2014 RCS # 26 Summary Authority and requirements of the online Omnibus listing Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 128 – General A recognized event is not limited to classes listed in the ADS Rulebook. Special classes Read more

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RCS2014#28 – Clarification and power to enforce

2014 RCS # 28 Summary Clarification and power to enforce Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 129.2 – Prize Lists, Catalogs and Omnibus none Suggested Wording – Article 129 – Prize Lists, Catalogs and Omnibus Applications with Read more

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RCP2014#29 – Improved Safety Checklist

2014 RCP # 29 Summary Clarification and power to enforce Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13Modified wording: change to “submit prior to” to read “submit at the safety check in harness -immediately before the start”…. Current Wording – Article Read more

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RCP2014#30 – Remove strict division limits

2014 RCP # 30 Summary Remove strict division limits Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 904.3.4 – Organization:Choice of Event At ADS-recognized events, the Organizing Committee of an Event may decide which Competitions are suitable Read more

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RCP2014#31 – Simplification of Requirement for a groom

2014 RCP # 31 Summary Simplification of Requirement for a groom Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 917.2.7 – Participation:The Athlete(Driver) and Grooms At ADS recognized events, a groom is optional for all single turnouts Read more

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RCS2014#32 – Incorrect pace on marathon clarification

2014 RCS # 32 Summary Incorrect pace on marathon clarification Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Not Recommended: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 945.4 – Penalties on the Marathon Course:Incorrect Pace Should one or more horses break into a pace other than that Read more

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RCP2014#33 – In cones allow groom to advise for whistle/bell

2014 RCP # 33 Summary In cones allow groom to advise for whistle/bell Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 956.1.8 – Penalties:Athletes Grooms must remain seated in their proper places between the start and finish Read more

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RCP2014#34 – Requirements for number of officials – under review

2014 RCP # 34 Summary Requirements for number of officials Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Erika Matulich Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 906.1 – Judges, Appendix E, A, B For ADS-recognized events there must be at least two judges who may Read more

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RCS2014#35 – Grooms and Attendants for VSE Pairs

2014 RCS # 35 Summary Grooms and Attendants for VSE Pairs Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Sally Armstrong, Lee Fuermann Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13 CDC – Not Recommended: 25Jun13 PDC – Not Recommended: 31July13 – For safety reasons Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording Pleasure Driving Competitions, Article 27.1.b (page 28). Read more

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RCP2014#36 – ADS Advanced Cones clearance

2014 RCP # 36 Summary ADS Advanced Cones clearance Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – 952.1.6 – Obstacles:Cones For ADS-Advanced Division:Horses and Ponies – 20cm + track width * Suggested Wording – 952.1.6 – Obstacles:Cones For Read more

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RCS2014#38 – Eliminate Training Level Elimination

2014 RCS # 38 Summary Eliminate Training Level Elimination Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pao Lin Hatch Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13 CDC – Not Recommended: 25Jun13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 The elimination of the Combined Driving Rule determination of ELIMINATION in the Training division of all ADTs, HDS, CDE and Continuous Read more