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  1. 1. 2013 Rule Changes Presented by Merridy Hance CDE Committee Chair & Jeff MorsePleasure Driving Committee Chair
  2. 2. 2013 Rules in Short ADS rules live and breathe with us. With members’ involvement, the Rulebook continues to be as timely, useful, and accurate as humanly possible. On January 1st of each year, any changes or updates to the rules become effective. Here, in short, is what’s new in the 2013 Rulebook. This is just a quick glimpse! For more complete information, and to read, download, or purchase a hard copy of the ADS 2013 Rulebook, go to
  3. 3. Why Change the Rules? Combined Driving rules stem from those of the international governing body, the FEI, and from our national federation, the USEF. The ADS makes adjustments to those rules of sport to accommodate newer and developing horses and drivers, different sizes of horses, and less-specialized vehicles. These changes follow the evolution of the national and international sport as closely as is practicable. ADS Pleasure Driving Rules govern virtually all formally recognized pleasure driving shows in the USA. Although not always 100% in synch due to differing rule approval schedules, USEF basically adopts the ADS Pleasure Driving Rules. Please note that the following is not a comprehensive list, and you should read your 2013 ADS Rulebook for the full text of the rules. Knowledge of the rules is your best preparation for competition.
  4. 4. Pleasure DrivingARTICLE 22AJUDGES’ DECISIONS JUDGES AND TECHNICAL DELEGATESAt least one Pleasure Driving Judge and one Pleasure Driving Technical Delegate arerequired for Pleasure Shows. In addition to the duties and responsibilities specified in the General Rulesand the Rules for Pleasure Driving, Pleasure Driving Judges and Technical Delegates are bound by theADS Rules for Competition Officials - CHAPTER 25 REGULATIONS AND DUTIES. Judges’ decisionsrepresenting their individual preferences are not protestable. Inquiries concerning irregularities orincidents during the Event/Show and the outcome of Pleasure classes for technical reasons may be madeat any time during the competition. Objections must be made to the Technical Delegate no more thanone hour after the posting of class results. This rule change was added simply because nowhere in the rules was it stated what officials were required for a Pleasure Driving Show.
  5. 5. Pleasure DrivingArticle 315. Wins in ADS and/or USEF Carriage Pleasure Driving classes and high-point championship awards offewer than three entries are not to affect Driver or Horse status. This rule change was added to clarify the effect of high point championship wins on the limit and novice status of horses and drivers. It is possible to win a High Point Championship without ever winning a blue ribbon.
  6. 6. Pleasure DrivingArticle 491. The course may consist of Start and Finish markers, decorative materials and driveable obstaclesconsisting of number markers and individual ( paired cones) or other type markers materials such as(rails, fence panels, barrels, etc.). Cone pairs may be numbered with red and white markers placed on thecones themselves. This rule change was added to allow the use of number sleeves on cones.
  7. 7. Pleasure DrivingArticle 535. Course time must be recorded manually or electronically to the hundredths of a second. This rule change was added to ensure consistency of timing from show to show and to clarify that timing should be to 100 th’s of a second
  8. 8. Pleasure DrivingArticle 552. For a Start or Finish line or an obstacle to be completed, the entire turnout (all horses and all wheels ofthe vehicle) must pass through the obstacle or the start/finish markers. If the entire turnout passesoutside of the markers, the competitor will be judged off course. This rule change was added because circling in obstacle courses is now allowed. So, you can pass obstacle markers while circling and not be judged ‘off course’. Circling carries the inherent penalty of adding time penalties to your score.
  9. 9. Pleasure DrivingArticle 561. Ties may remain or be decided at the discretion of the judge by a coin-flip or a drive-off. Unless otherwisespecified in individual class rules:Low total time basis - For classes determined on a low total time basis, the competitor with the lowest coursefault total will be placed ahead of competitor with higher course fault totals.Low fault basis - For classes determined on a low fault basis, the competitor with the fastest time will beplaced ahead of the competitor with a slower time.In either case, if ties still remain, ties may remain or be resolved by the flip of a coin or a drive-off at thediscretion of the judge in consultation with the organizer.Article 583. Course faults are assessed as penalty seconds and are added to the driver’s elapsed time. Placings aredetermined on a low total time basis. Ties for first will be decided by a drive-off (unless otherwise stated in thePrize List).Article 594. Time will decide ties. If a tie remains with equal points and time, the winner may be decided by a coin-flip. These rule changes were added to clarify how ties are to be resolved. It is not always necessary to break a tie.
  10. 10. Pleasure DrivingArticle 58AC Double Jeopardy2. After passing through the Start markers, the first driver shall proceed through each obstacle andthrough the designated Finish markers for the first course and come to a halt. The time is stopped untilthe second driver then takes the reins and whip. Only after there is complete control of the reins andwhip may the second driver proceed,. bBeginning with the designated Start markers, the time iscontinued for the reverse course, continuing through the obstacles in reverse order and in the reversedirection and through the designated Finish markers for the reverse course. It is recommended that adifferent colored set of numbers be placed to indicate the required "reverse" course. This rule change was added to improve safety in a Double Jeopardy Class while drivers exchange reins.
  11. 11. Pleasure DrivingArticle 58AF. Your Route My Route4. My route: After completing the #10 obstacle, and beginning with any obstacle ( the competitor willcontinue, without passing through the Start/Finish markers), the driver shall, beginning with anyobstacle, by driveing all obstacles again, a second time in any order sequence and in either direction.Upon completion of My Route, the driver must pass through the finish markers from eitherdirection, where t Time will be taken when passing through the Finish markers in eitherdirection.{without strikeouts}My route: After completing the #10 obstacle, the competitor will continue, without passing through theStart/Finish markers, by driving all obstacles a second time in any sequence and in either direction. Timewill be taken when passing through the Finish markers in eitherdirection. This rule change was added to clarify the routine of the Your Route/My Route Obstacle Class.
  12. 12. Pleasure DrivingArticle 59A6. For the purposes of scoring, Aa disobedience (refer to Article 28A: refusal, runout, circle or a break to acanter) is considered a dislodgement of the attempted{without strikeouts}For the purposes of scoring, a disobedience (refer to Article 28A) is considered a dislodgement of theattempted obstacle. This rule change was added to clarify the penalty of a disobedience. It is no longer a disobedience to circle in an obstacle class.
  13. 13. Pleasure DrivingArticle 60A. Cross Country Obstacles2. The suggested length of course is approximately 1 kilometer or .6 miles. Should the course design notallow judges to be able to see the entire course while judging, organizers may position spotters to observeand record course violations to be submitted to an event official for final scoring and spotters will alsoserve as observers for safety during this class. Spotters should be able to communicate with an eventofficial during the class. This rule change was added primarily to add an element of safety.
  14. 14. Pleasure Driving New Appendix CP-1: Table of officials required for Pleasure events Pleasure Driving Officials Requirements Pleasure Driving Judge Technical Delegate Pleasure Show "r" or "R" PDJ is required. "R" PDJ who is also licensed as "R" PD TD may serve in both capacities at the same show if that show offers no more than 15 classes with no more than 2 obstacle courses. "r" or "R" PD TD is required. "R" PDJ who is also licensed as "R" PD TD may serve in both capacities at the same show if that show offers no more than 15 classes with no more than 2 obstacle courses. All Classes "r" and "R" PDJ may officiate alone "r" and "R" PD TD may officiate alone Sleigh Rally Judge recommended, not required TD recommended, not required Continuous Drive PDJ or CDJ is required PD TD or CD TD is required for 30+ entries Obstacles PDJ or CDJ; PD TD or CD TD who is NOT the event TD may judge obstacles; Technically qualified horseman may judge obstacle for events with fewer than 30 entries.
  15. 15. New Stuff Athlete.” Throughout the world of equine competition now, the rider/vaulter/driver is referred to as the “athlete.” Many of us consider the horse to be the true athlete, and it’s hard for us to think of ourselves that way. Here at the ADS, we’ve decided that for now we prefer to stay “drivers,” or “competitors,” so we’ve annotated the Combined Driving section of the Rulebook that way.
  16. 16. Drivers MayCompete TwiceDrivers and grooms mayparticipate more than once in acompetition unless it has beenstipulated otherwise in anevent’s Omnibus or prize list.It is not required that a second“go” be hors concours. (HC)
  17. 17. New Dressage Scoring Half Marks may be given in Dressage
  18. 18. Groom DownWhen a groom goes downinside a Marathonobstacle, he may rejoin theturnout just outside theobstacle. (The “groom-down”penalty still applies.)
  19. 19. ADS Advanced  For full CDEs there is a new division in town. We now have “ADS Advanced.” It’s a hybrid that consists of FEI- Advanced Dressage and Obstacle / Cones (FEI rules, Dressage tests, vehicle requirements, speeds) and ADS Intermediate Marathon (ADS rules, Marathon speeds and obstacles with five gates.) Note that VSEs are included in ADS Advanced., and speeds and clearances have been established for them.
  20. 20. Walk Section (D)Around the world, CombinedDriving has a new format atupper levels. This is for the fullCDEs. At the national andinternational level, the “walksection (D)” on Marathon hasbeen changed to “Transfer,” andrequired speeds and penaltiesremoved. At this time, the ADShas decided not to adopt thosechanges, and we’ll proceed withthe three-section Marathon withwhich you are familiar.
  21. 21. Clarifications The new ADS-Advanced notwithstanding, traditional Driving Trials and Arena Trials may still run all divisions including Advanced with six gates in Marathon obstacles as always. At an event that hosts USEF and ADS competitions together at the same event, ADS rules govern ADS divisions. As a sidelight, you might want to know that we send out a handy list of ADS rule differences as an aid to the officials of those events. Grooms are still optional for ADS single turnouts while on competition grounds EXCEPT: large ponies and horses on Marathon (See preceding note about ADS and USEF competitions held at the same event.. Also please note that this does not change groom requirements for juniors. ADS-Advanced requires grooms per FEI requirements.) In Combined Driving Dressage, at least two judges are required for Prelim and Intermediate divisions; Training may have one or more. VSEs and Small Ponies may compete in all pony classes. If they go in combined classes for placings, the VSEs and ponies still go at speeds stipulated by their sizes.
  22. 22. General Regulations 8.2 b - References clarified 12.1 and .2 - Further clarifies groom requirements for single turnouts New Appendix GR-2: Table of officials required for different events
  23. 23. Competition Competition Guidelines Parts I and II: Clarifications and updates Competition Officials 132 - 135 – Clarifications and updates 138.2 and .7 - Further clarifies that any complaint against an official must be sent to the ADS office where it is kept on file.
  24. 24. Combined Driving Global change: In Combined Driving section only: the FEI term “athlete” equates with ADS term “driver” or “competitor.” Preamble, Articles 901.12 and 904.3.4 - Several articles moved to other areas in the section for clarity; references updated 900 - Address change for FEI 901 - Penalties for contravening any rules for harness and carriage: second offenses at same event may entail elimination or disqualification. 904.5 - Clarification of term “Combined Test” 904.5.1- Does away with five-section marathons 905.15 - Introduces new division: ADS Advanced 906.1 - Clarification: Minimum of two judges are required for each Dressage arena, except Training, which may have just one 906.3.1 - Clarification: ADS rules apply to ADS events, USEF rules apply to USEF events
  25. 25. Combined Driving (Cont) 914.2.2 - Clarification: VSEs and Small Ponies may compete in all pony classes. They go at speeds stipulated by size regardless of combining of classes. 917.2.7 – Competitors and grooms may participate more than once unless otherwise stated in the Omnibus/prize list. See Art 940.1. 917.2.9 - Clarification: Grooms are optional for all single turnouts except for horses and large ponies while competing in Marathon. Note specific rules for juniors. ADS-Advanced turnouts require grooms per FEI rules. 918 - Tables added to clarify paces and speeds on Marathon, including new ADS-Advanced division 918 - Tables added to clarify vehicle weights, dimensions, groom requirements in each CDE competition 918.2 - Clarification: Lamps are not required in Dressage and Cones in Training, Prelim, or Intermediate. ADS-Advanced follows FEI rules.
  26. 26. Combined Driving (Cont) 919 - references to moved articles. 924.2 - First Inspection vet check: no change for ADS 931.1 – Clarification of Dressage tests:  ADS-Advanced uses FEI Dressage tests in CDEs  Training, Prelim, Intermediate use ADS tests.  Arena Driving Trials use ADS ADT tests for T, P, I; and  ADS-Advanced may use ADS ADT Advanced tests. 936.1 – Half-marks may be awarded in dressage scoring. 940.1.1 - Drivers and grooms may compete with more than one entry unless stated otherwise in the Omnibus/Prize List. 941.1 - New tables to clarify distances, paces, and speeds on marathon. Advanced division now has “Transfer Section,” whereas ADS events have retained “Section D.” Actual distance and time allowed to be confirmed by TD. Times and penalties
  27. 27. Combined Driving (Cont) 942.5.2 – The number of dislodgeable elements in an ADS marathon obstacle is not limited to 24, as it is with FEI. 945.2.2 - Clarification of proper course using Compulsory Turning Flags on Marathon. Return to pick up a missed CTF only allowed if next course element has not been driven. 945.4 – Incorrect pace penalties clarified. At ADS events, an intentional break of pace is still penalized by elimination, even on Section D. 946.3.2 - Clarification that a groom down in a marathon obstacle can rejoin the carriage outside the obstacle. 952.1.6, 956.8.5 and Appendix F - Clarification of speeds and clearances for VSEs at ADS-Advanced 952.5.1 - In Obstacle-Cones – clarification that the entire turnout must pass between the markers 953 - Removes redundant table
  28. 28. Combined Driving (Cont) 956.7.6 and .8.6 - In Obstacle-Cones – clarification of penalties  For multiple obstacles: If part of an obstacle is knocked down, the driver may continue unless the bell rings for a rebuild. (I assume the time stops when the whistle is blown.) The driver waits until the element is rebuilt and begins the obstacle again from Gate A. Time starts when the nose of the first horse passes Gate A.  In a drive-off, the penalty for exceeding time allowed: total time multiplied by 0.5, figured to 1/100th of a second 958.1.2 and .3 - In a drive-off, Cones clearance is reduced by maximum of 10 cm., driven in same order as initial round.
  29. 29. Combined Driving (Cont) Appendices A and B: In Arena Trials and Driving Trials (ADS events), there may be up to six obstacle gates in Marathon obstacles Revised Appendix E – Quick Reference Guide for CDEs – Adds ADS-Advanced and clarifies references Several FEI Annexes removed, those remaining are renumbered
  30. 30. In Conclusion As our sport continues to evolve worldwide, so do the rules. We do our best to minimize rule changes so that we don’t drive ourselves nuts, but we do keep pace with the growth of the sport. It is our sport, and we love it.