Keep an eye on this page for volunteer opportunities coming up during the season.
SomersetSaturday 14 Mar to Sunday 15 Mar
volunteers may sign up to help by completing an online form at www.pontispool.comContact Event
Derbyshire , Draycott-in-the-ClayFriday 10 Apr to Saturday 11 Apr
Volunteer OpportunitiesContact Event
CheshireSaturday 25 Apr to Sunday 26 Apr
Fence judges required for both daysContact Event
AngusSaturday 25 Apr to Saturday 25 Apr
Volunteers to help at Kirriemuir are most welcome and packed lunch will be providedContact Event
CumbriaSaturday 2 May to Sunday 3 May
Volunteers at the eventContact Event
Fence judges are allocated a particular fence normally with a friend/partner. Fence judges are responsible for the scoring and timing of their fence and need to ensure the safety of riders and spectators near their fence. Briefing for this role is given on the morning of the event and you have radio contact checks throughout the day! This role would suit you if you like to be out and about and have an interest in the cross country element of eventing. Bring a friend and have a great action packed horsey day out!
Dressage Stewards ensure the smooth running of the dressage arenas. A Dressage Steward's role involves checking competitors in their section, encouraging and interacting with competitors, some elements of tack checking, and delivering competitors to their tests as per the running order. This role would suit someone who is friendly, helpful and enjoys chatting to the competitors and putting them at ease. Some knowledge of correct tack would be helpful. If you're organised and like to be part of the action then this could be the role for you.
Our scorers work in a small team in a unit looking out onto the XC course. Scorers are responsible for adding up totals on dressage sheets and working out penalty points for the Cross Country phase. This role would suit someone with an eye for detail and good adding up skills. Equestrian knowledge is not essential for this role. Full training will be given.
Dressage Writers sit with the judges and are responsible for taking down the comments and marks given by the judge for each test. For those wishing to improve their dressage scores, writing gives a fantastic insight into what a dressage judge is looking for. Neat handwriting is definitely an advantage for this role. This is a great way for dressage enthusiasts to understand how a judge sees a dressage test and where points are awarded. A basic understanding of dressage is required for this role.