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2017 ADS Rulebook

2017 ADS Rulebook clean – CD with FEI

2017 ADS Rulebook clean – CD Abridged – This version is the same as above, except 24 pages of FEI language that does not apply to ADS has been removed. Both versions contain the complete rules for combined driving.

2017 CD-Abridged Section only

2017 ADS Rulebook with changes highlighted

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Rule Change Blog

View and comment on proposed rule changes (requires separate login to comment)

Rule Change Process Calendar


January thru May (deadline June 1)

Rule change Suggestions accepted from any member or committee. Suggestions from members are forwarded to the appropriate Technical Committee(s). Submit a suggestion online


June 1-15 (deadline June 15)

Technical Committees may make additional or modified Suggestions.


June 15-July 15 (deadline July 15)

Tech committees review each and determine whether recommended or not recommended. Recommended suggestions become rule change Proposals. Results are sent to Rules committee.

Rules committee updates blog

August (deadline September 1)

Annual membership review period. Final opportunity for member comments on proposed changes.

September (deadline October 1)

Tech committees finalize language and submit to Rules committee the final Proposals for approval by the Board of Directors.

Rules committee updates and sends final RCPs to BOD

Fall Board Meeting (usually mid-October)

Board votes to approve.


Advance copy posted to web.

January 1

Effective date

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