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RCS PD 201 Pleasure Officials 18-011

RC#: 18-011 Rule/Article: PD – 201 Change Type: New Proponent: Diane Kern Status: 24May17 received; 26May17 posted and sent to committee. Not Recommended by the Pleasure Driving Committee (posted 4Aug17). Current Wording: none New Wording: A show with fewer than 25 competitors at the event may have obstacles judged by the TD or other competition knowledgeable person. Reason for Change:  Read more

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RCS GR2.7a Age definition 18-010

Not recommended by Event Standards Committee (posted 30July17). Not recommended by Pleasure Driving Committee (posted 30July17). Not recommended by Combined Driving Committee (posted 25July17). RC#: 18-010 Rule/Article: GR 2.7a Change Type: Modify Proponent: Mike Rider Status: 13May17 received; 15May17 posted. Current Wording: The “competition age” of an individual will be the age reached during the calendar year. New Wording: The age of Read more

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RCS CD 960.5.1 Course Markers 18-008

Not recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). RC#: 18-008 Rule/Article: CD 960.5.1 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Penny Nicely Status: 26Apr17 received; 28Apr17 posted and sent to committee. Not recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). Current Wording: 960.5.1 Sufficient red and white compulsory turning flags must be positioned on the Course to ensure that all Athletes follow the designated track. Athletes must leave the Read more

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RCS CD 963.4.2 Start of A 18-009

Not recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). RC#: 18-009 Rule/Article: CD 963.4.2 Change Type: Modify Proponent: Penny Nicely Status: 26Apr17 received; 28Apr17 posted and sent to committee Current Wording: 963.4.2 [FEI] 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 discretion, and record the actual Read more

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RCS CD 945.2 Outside Assistance 18-005

Not recommended by CDC (posted 25July17). RC#: 18-005 Rule/Article: CD 945.2 Change Type: Clarify Proponent: Hardy Zantke Status: 13Mar17 received; 19Mar17 posted and sent to committee. Current Wording: 945.2 Prohibited outside assistance At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may give verbal or physical directions to an Athlete with the exception of Read more

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RCS CD 943.2.13_Require small pony gator_17-031

This Proposal is NOT RECOMMENDED by the Combined Driving Committee RC#: 17-031 Rule/Article: CD 943.2.13 Proponent: Lisa Singer Date: posted 3June2016, revised 20June2016: Status: Suggestion, Not recommended 2.12 At ADS recognized events, a groom is optional for all single turnouts at all times at the event location except for turnouts with an equine 120 cm. or taller competing Read more

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RCS CD-NEW – [NR] Require groom for cones 16-032

RCS # 16-032 Article – New Summary – Require groom for cones Proponent – Katie Whaley Date Posted – 16July15 Change Date – 2016 Status –  Open for comments. Not recommended by CDC Current wording – none Suggested wording – All competitors must carry a groom/passenger in the cones  Reason for change – Safety. We have seen too many accidents Read more

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RCS CP 6.1 [NR] Course designer must show HC 16-014

RCS # 16-014 Article – Non-Licensed Competition Personel CP 6.1 Summary – Course designer may only show HC with permission Proponent – Nubby Errickson Date Posted – 09Jun15 Change Date – 2016 Status –  Open for comments. Not recommended by the CDC Current Wording –  The course designer is responsible for the design and construction of Read more

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RCS CD 937.3b(1) [NR] Vehicle requirements for Intermediate-II 16-004

Remove requirement for different carriage in Intermediate-II (Presentation vehicle not required, can use marathon for all phases) RCS # 16-004 Article – CD 937.3b(1) and related Summary – Vehicle requirements for Intermediate-II Proponent – Robert Griswold Date Posted – 04Jun15 Change Date – 2016 Status – Open for comments, Not recommended by CDC 16July2015 Current Wording – 937.3b(1) 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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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#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: 25Aug14Assigned to DC only 20Oct14 Current Wording – CD-Article 954.11 Movements and their descriptions.Stretching the frame 954.11 Stretching the frame Read more

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RCP2015#83 – Calling CDE Training Level Dressage Test

2015 RCP # 83 Summary Calling CDE Training Level Dressage Test Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 DC not recommended Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14Assigned to DC only 20Oct14 Current Wording – Article 952.2 Conditions.Memory 952.2 Memory The FEI Driven Dressage Test must be driven from memory. Speaking Read more

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X RCS2015#81 – see #91

2015 RCS # 81 Summary Add Intermediate II and remove exception Date Received 04Aug14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25Aug14 Activity Initial Posting: 25Aug14; modified 16 Sept2015 Current Wording – Article 937 Weights and Dimensions.General 1.1 In all Classes, if the carriage has no brakes, breeching is compulsory . Failure Read more

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XRCP2015#73 – see RCP#88

2015 RCS # 73 Summary Clarifies Table  Date Received 2july14 Proponent Combined Driving Committee Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 2July14 Activity Initial Posting: 2July14 Current Wording – CDArticle 973.1.8 (Text below table:) * Increase settings by 10 cm for tandems, unicorns & four-in-hands Suggested Wording (Text below table:) * Note settings increased by 10 Read more

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RCP2015#56 – Gives authority to judge to split class

2015 RCS # 56 Summary Gives the authority to the judge to decide to split a class Date Received 1June14 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14PD Recommended for Approval: 3Aug14Withdrawn by PD 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – PDArticle204 204.1 Large classes Read more

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RCP2015#53 – Adds penalty to re-checked horses after marathon

2015 RCS # 53 Summary Adds penalty for horses requiring second check at end of marathon Date Received 30May14 Proponent Carole Wallace Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; CDC NOT recommended 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle935.4 In-Harness Examination [formerly Article 924.4] The Second Read more

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RCP2015#52 – Requires body protectors for children only on marathon

2015 RCS # 52 Summary Requires body protectors for children only on marathon Date Received 30May14 Proponent Pat Cheatham Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Not recommended by CDC 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle928.3 3. Dress for Juniors and Children At all times, Read more

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X RCS2015#51 – Rules for ‘Derby Driving’ (see also #103)

2015 RCS # 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 Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – New Suggested Wording Derby Driving (Modified Arena Driving Trial) Eligibility: Competition is open to all drivers and equines. Read more

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RCP2015#49 – Exception regarding body protectors for children

2015 RCS # 49 Summary Adds language to strongly recommend body protectors for children instead of requiring. Date Received 28May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 1June14; Not recommended by CDC Activity Initial Posting: 1June14 Current Wording – CDArticle928.3 At all times, while on 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#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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XRCS2015#37 – see RCP2015#85-HK

2015 RCS # 37 Summary Adds ADS exception for grooms giving assistance in dressage Date Received 18May14 Proponent Hardy Zantke Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Article 957 Summary of Driven Dressage Penalties Grooms speaking or giving indications Art. 945.2 10 penalties Suggested Wording Read more

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RCS2015#36 – Changes term for ADS Advanced throughout

2015 RCS # 36 Summary Change ADS Advanced to new title for that division throughout Appendix Date Received 25May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A, Overall The use of the word Advanced. Suggested Wording Replace all references to Advanced with ADS Advanced Read more

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RCS2015#35 – Deletes language regarding number of gates at Adv. HDT

2015 RCS # 35 Summary Deletes number of gates for Advanced in at Driving Trial Date Received 17May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 25May14 Activity Initial Posting: 25May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A.7.d Advanced classes may have up to six obstacle gates. Suggested Wording Delete this rule. Reason for change Read more

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RCS2015#34 – To bring Driving Trial rules in line with CDE rules

2015 RCS # 34 Summary To bring Driving Trial rules in line with CDE rules Date Received 17May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 22May14 Activity Initial Posting: 22May14 Current Wording – CDAppendixA.2 Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Preliminary, Intermediate or Advanced divisions. Suggested Wording Driving Trial Divisions may be Training, Read more

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RCS2015#33 – Allows “R” judge for ADT (w/o having TD license also)

2015 RCS # 33 Summary Allows an “R” judge to officiate at an ADT without also holding a TD license. Date Received 16May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix H ADT # of Competitors: <25 competitors total in show at all levels Read more

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RCS2015#32 – see 69

2015 RCS # 32 Summary Alters language for distance between obstacles.  Allows for exceptions. Date Received 16May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2105 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix A. 7. C Distance between obstacles must not be less than 250 m for Training and Preliminary divisions, and Read more

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RCS2015#31 – Allows more competitors without add’l judge

2015 RCS # 31 Summary Allows more competitors without additional judge Date Received 16May14 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD Appendix H None Suggested Wording Add note to bottom of chart: With approval of POJ & TD there may be up to 5 Read more

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RCS2015#30 – Allows for verbal assistance (withdrawn)

2015 RCS # 30 Summary Allows for verbal assistance in accordance with the FEI rule Date Received 15May15 Proponent Keith Yutzy Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; Withdrawn by proponent Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – Article CD945.2 At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may give 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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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 Read more

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RCS2015#27 – Provides language for bio-security

2015 RCS # 27 Summary Provides language for bi0-security Date Received 13May14 Proponent Su Zi Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – Article ___ New article Suggested Wording All recognized competitions must observe bio-security. This is especially crucial during veterinary inspection after marathon. All inspections must include the Read more