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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#48 – Requires reins to be attached while putting to, etc.

2015 RCS # 48 Summary Reins must be attached while putting to Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14; Recommended for Approval Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – GRArticle6 6.1 Whenever fully put to or being taken out of a vehicle, a horse must wear a Read more

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RCS2015#47 – Makes cruelty rules more comprehensive

To make the current Cruelty rules more comprehensive, including improper or damaged equipment that may cause the equine pain or injury and adding protections to avoid the use of equines deemed unfit to compete 2015 RCS # 47 Summary To make rules regarding cruelty more comprehensive Date Received 20May14 Proponent Ruthie Graves Change Date 2015 Read more

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RCP2015#46 – Adds language defining competition participants

2015 RCP # 46 Summary Adds language defining competition participants Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14Recommended for Approval 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – GRArticle2 2 .7 Junior and adult drivers are defined as follows: a . The “competition age” of an individual will be Read more

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RCP2015#45 – Syncs language with USEF regarding drugs and medications

2015 RCS # 45 Summary Syncs language with USEF regarding drugs and medications Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14Recommended for Approval: 28June14 Current Wording – GR1Introduction 9. The full use of modern therapeutic measures for the improvement and protection of the health Read more

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RCP2015#44 – Establish right of way

2015 RCS # 44 Summary Establishes right of way between horses, people and motorized vehicles. Date Received 20May14 Proponent Jeff Morse Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14;Event Standards Not Recommended 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – ACArticle2 2.14 Motorized Vehicle Notice: At any ADS-recognized event, minors who do not have Read more

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RCP2015#29 – Adds body protector language for juniors to General Rules

2015 RCS # 29 Summary Adds body protector language for juniors to General Rules Date Received 14May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; Recommended for approval by Event Standards; BOD returned to ES 23Oct14; ES changed to NotRecommended on 29Oct14; BOD NOT APPROVED 13Nov14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14; Current Wording Read more

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RCP2015#22 – To allow Junior drivers to compete in an open arena

2015 RCS # 22 Summary To allow junior drivers to compete in an open arena Date Received 02May14 Proponent Katy Rhinehart Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14Recommended with Changes Activity Initial Posting: 06May14Not Recommended by Event Standards Current Wording – Article GR2.7.b and c b) “Junior A drivers may not compete in Read more

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FEI2014#00 – FEI Driving Rules Rewrite (Final Distribution)

2014 FEI # 00 Summary FEI Driving Rules Rewrite (Initial Distribution) Date Received 015Jul13 Proponent Merridy Hance/Combined Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Open for comments – 19Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 19Sep13 Updated Link: 12Dec13 Anywhere you go in North America – anywhere in the world – you will recognize the sport of combined Read more

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RCP2014#56 – Honor USEF pony measurement cards

2014 RCP # 56 Summary Honor USEF pony measurement cards Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Tracey Higgins Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Suggested Wording – Article 29 Divisions Based on the Horse 9. USEF pony measurement cards will be honored for ADS competitions. Reason for change To Read more

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RCP2014#49 – Competitors must be ADS members

2014 RCP # 49 Summary Competitors must be ADS members Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 1.6 Introduction All drivers at ADS-recognized competitions must be current ADS members or pay the required non-member fee. Suggested Wording Read more

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RCP2014#47 – Medical personnel qualification

2014 RC # 47 Summary Medical personnel qualification Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Ruth Graves Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Recommended for Approval: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Modified Wording: “a qualified, licensed EMT or para-medic must be on the grounds during marathon.” Current Wording – Combined Driving Appendix A.3 – Driving Trials Read more

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RCS2014#44 – Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies

2014 RCS # 44 Summary Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Holly Pulsifer Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 CDC – Not Recommended: 17JUl13 – see RCS2014#77 Current Wording – Appendix G – Measurement of Combined Driving Ponies The USEF Measurement Certificate will be Read more

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RCS2014#43 – Experience requirements for entry into competition

2014 RCS # 43 Summary Experience requirements for entry into competition Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Holly Pulsifer Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 CDC – Not Recommended: 17Jul13 Current Wording – Appendix E – Entries Intermediate: Has completed at least three preliminary division CDE’s ADS-Advanced … has 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