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RCS2015#26 – Changes walk speeds for small ponies

2014 RCP # 26 – 960.29 Summary Changes walk speeds for small ponies  Date Received 10May14 Proponent Claudia DeLorme Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 17May14; Not recommended by CDC 14Oct14 Activity Initial Posting: 17May14 Current Wording – CD960.2.9 Speeds at ADS Recognized Marathon Competitions: Small Ponies – Training Level Walk – 5 KPH Small Read more

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RCS2015#24 – Clarifying pace, stopping, signage at end of Sec. B

2015 RCS # 24 Summary Clarifying pace, stopping, signage and penalties at end of the marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Meritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 07May14 Activity Initial Posting: 07May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.6.1 The finish of Section B must not be more than 300 m from the exit Read more

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RCS2015#23 – Applying colors to kilometer markers

2015 RCS # 23 Summary Applying colors to kilometer markers Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 07May14 Activity Initial Posting: 07May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.4.3 Sections A and B must have a marker at every kilometer.  In section B the measurement of the kilometers must include 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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RCP2015#20 – Allow Recorded CDJs to be POJ at ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 20 Summary Allow “r” CDJs to be POJ at ADS Advanced competitions Date Received 15Oct13 Proponent Lisa Singer Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14LOC does not recommended Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article LO3.2.c A Recorded Combined Driving Judge may officiate alone, or be President of the Jury Read more

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RCS2015#19 – Encourages Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 19 Summary To encourage Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting:06May14 Current Wording – Article CD974 1(partial) Cones Competition Summary                                                                                                  1. Single Obstacles and multiple obstacles                                                                                                             (A table follows) *At ADS-recognized events, see  Article 973 Read more

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RCS2015#18 – Adds clearance for ADS Advanced in cones

2015 RCS # 18 Summary Adds clearance for ADS Advanced in cones Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording 973.1.6 At ADS- recognized events, minimum clearance between pairs of cones shall be:                                               Horses and Ponies           Read more

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RCS2015#16 – Addresses time not recorded at an obstacle

2015 RCS # 16 Summary If time is not recorded for a competitor in an obstacle, obstacle shall be omitted.  Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD965 7.1.1 None. This is a new article. Suggested Wording Should a time Read more

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RCS2015#15 – Addresses stopping for repairs at end of marathon

2015 RCS # 15 Summary Addresses stopping for repairs at end of marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD964.6.1 Athletes may stop for repairs to carriages or harness or for any other reason beyond the athletes’ control, Read more

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RCS2015#14 – Addresses cantering at the end of the marathon

2015 RCS # 14 Summary Addresses cantering at the end of the marathon. Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD964.4 Should one or more Horses break into a canter within the last 300 m before the finish and Read more

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RCS2015#13 – Addresses deviating from track at end of marathon

2015 RCS # 13 Summary Addresses deviating from track at end of marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD964.3.1 Athletes must not deviate from the track for the last 300 meters or between the last Obstacle and Read more

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RCS2015#12 – Handles driver who is late starting Section A

2015 RCS # 12 Summary Addresses how to handle drivers who are late starting Section A of the marathon Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD963.4.2.1 None. This is a new article associated with 963 4.2. Suggested Wording Read more

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RCS2015#11 – Addresses stopping or deviating at end of marathon

2015 RCS # 11 Summary Addresses stopping or deviating at the end of the marathon. Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.6.2 Between the last obstacle (or 300 m) and finish, pace must be trot or walk only. Read more

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RCS2015#10 – Deletes shapes and colors of markers on marathon

2015 RCS # 10 Summary Deletes shapes and colors of markers on marathon and suggests moving to Article 960.4.3 Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.5.1 Sufficient red and white compulsory turning flags must be positioned on the Read more

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RCS2015#9 – Intermediate and ADS Advanced Marathon Course

2015 RCS # 09 Summary Intermediate and ADS Advanced marathon must use same course Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date As soon as possible in 2014 Status Open for comments – 06May14 Activity Initial Posting: 06May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.2.7.c Intermediate and ADS advanced divisions other than Driving Trials, Sections A, Walk Read more

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RCS2015#08 – Gives TD authority to allow variance on distance

2015 RCS # 08 Summary Gives TD authority to allow variance on distances before, between and after obstacles Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD960.1.5 The total distance in section B should be approximately one kilometer per obstacle Read more

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RCS2015#07 – Allows for verbal assistance without elimination

2015 RCS # 07 Summary Changes “shall” to “may” for verbal assistance Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD945.2 At ADS-recognized events, no person, either on or off a competing carriage entry may be given verbal or physical Read more

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RCS2015#06 – To encourage Intermediate drivers to compete at ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 06 Summary Encourage Intermediate drivers to compete at ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD938.2 At ADS-recognized events, the provisions of Article 938 do not apply to Training, Preliminary and Intermediate divisions, nor Read more

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RCS2015#05 – Eliminate Need for Second Carriage

2015 RCS # 05 Summary Eliminate need for second carriage at ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 05May14 Activity Initial Posting: 05May14 Current Wording – Article CD937.3 (partial) Dressage Carriages must comply with the following: (A table follows listing carriage requirements at USEF/FEI). At ADS-recognized Read more

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RCS2015#04 – Encourage Intermediate Drivers to try ADS Advanced

2015 RCS # 04 Summary To encourage Intermediate drivers to try ADS Advanced Date Received 24Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 5May2014 Activity Initial Posting: 5May 2014 Current Wording – Article CD937.1.1 (partial) At ADS-recognized events, drivers may use a two- or four-wheeled vehicle for single horse/pony/VSE classes. For Read more

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RCS2015#02 – No ADS Advanced at USEF/FEI show

2015 RCS # 02 Summary No ADS Advanced at USEF/FEI show Date Received 29Mar14 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 03May2014 Activity Initial Posting: 03May2014 Current Wording – Article CD901.3.2 At ADS-recognized events, approval for the divisions an Organizer applies to offer shall be based on the relative experience of Read more

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RCS2015#01 – Classes by division/height/turnout

2015 RCS # 01 Summary Classes by division/height/turnout Date Received 29 Mar 2014 Proponent Terry Merritt Change Date 2015 Status Open for comments – 03 May 2014 Activity Initial Posting: 03 May 2014 Current Wording – Article CD901.1.1 At ADS-recognized events, tandems and/or unicorn classes for horses, ponies and/or Very Small Equines (VSEs) may be Read more

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RCS2014#84 – Cones course safety

2014 RCS # 84 Summary Cones course safety Date Received 23Feb13 Proponent Cathy Thomas Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Not Recommended: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Aug13 Current Wording – Article 951.1.5 The Course:Building and Measuring the Course Courses must be laid out so that Athletes (Drivers) have a chance to maintain a Read more

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RCS2014#74 – Update for Road Carts

2014 RCS # 74 Summary Update for Road Carts Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Pleasure Driving Committee Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Withdrawn:31July31 Current Wording – PLEASURE DRIVING APPENDIX A, Section 2.8 – VEHICLES Road or Jogging Cart Definition: Light road carts are used for Read more

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RCS2014#64 – Cross Country Obstacles – Spares requirements

2014 RCS # 64 Summary Cross Country Obstacles – Spares requirements Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Not recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 60.A Fault Competitions:Cross Country A. Cross Country After passing through the Start markers, the driver shall Read more

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RCS2014#62 – Reference in Penalties

2014 RCS # 61 Summary Reference in Penalties Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – Not recommended:31July13 Current Wording – Article 571.l Penalties Exceeding time limit (twice time allowed) – Elimination Suggested Wording – Article 57.1.l Penalties Exceeding time limit Read more

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RCS2014#48 – Decrease minimum clearance in Cones-2

2014 RCS # 48 Summary Decrease minimum clearance in Cones-2 Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Marcie Quist Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments: 01Sep13Not Recommended: 15Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 Current Wording – Article 952.1.6 Competition C:Cones 952.1.6 At ADS-recognized events, minimum clearance between pairs of cones shall be:  HORSES AND PONIES VSE Read more

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RCS2014#46 – Small Pony definitions

2014 RCS # 46 Summary Small Pony definitions Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Kathi Lindholm Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – not recommended: 31Jul13 Current Wording – Article 29 Divisions Based on the Horse The pony classes or divisions may be divided. Suggested size divisions: Small Read more

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RCS2014#45 – Miscellaneous

2014 RCS # 45 Summary Miscellaneous Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Holly Pulsifer Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 CDC – Not Recommended: 25Jun13 Suggestion: Delete: 940.1.3 no longer an ADS exception Delete: 932.1.1 “At…. Groom(s).” Unnecessary exception – the fewer of these the better Delete: 918.2.3 this 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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RCS2014#40 – Spares in Cross Country Obstacles

2014 RCS # 40 Summary Spares in Cross Country Obstacles Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Simon Rosenman Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC – not recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 60 – Fault Competitions Cross Country After passing through the Start markers, the driver shall proceed Read more

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RCS2014#39 – Break in Gaits – Cantering in ring classes

2014 RCS # 39 Summary Break in Gaits – Cantering in ring classes Date Received 01Jun13 Proponent Eve Dexter Change Date Next Rulebook Status Closed for comments – 01Sep13 Activity Initial Posting: 01Jun13 PDC- not recommended: 31July13 Current Wording – Article 28A – Break in Gaits In a multiple turnout all horses must break for 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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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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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