Volunteers

British Eventing greatly values the work of all of our volunteers – the sport simply couldn’t survive without them. For this reason, all of our volunteer training courses are completely free. From our Jump Forward Programme for young people interested in volunteering to our Access All Areas dates, we have many courses available to choose from.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING

British Eventing runs training for volunteers whether you are taking your first steps into volunteering or are a seasoned volunteer. View volunteer training opportunities on here.

Volunteering with BE

What role is for me?

There are many ways to volunteer in the sport, with multiple roles available in some of the most stunning locations across the UK. With positions including fence judging, dressage writing, score collecting, scoring, marshalling, stewarding, being an entries secretary or doing the all-important tea run, there's something for everyone - find out more about what each role involves and whether it might be the right fit for you!

Young Equestrian Leaders Award

The Young Equestrian Leaders Award recognises young people who volunteer in equestrian sports. Whether you help at your local riding school or give your name to a horsey charity such as the Riding for the Disabled Association, you can get your volunteering recognised and rewarded by the British Equestrian Federation and Sport England.

Access All Areas

Jump Forwards

Upcoming Volunteering Opportunities

March

April

ELAND LODGE (1)

Derbyshire , Draycott-in-the-Clay
Friday 10 Apr to Saturday 11 Apr
Volunteer Opportunities

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KIRRIEMUIR

Angus
Saturday 25 Apr to Saturday 25 Apr
Volunteers to help at Kirriemuir are most welcome and packed lunch will be provided

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May

RICHMOND (1)

North Yorkshire , Breckenbrough Farm
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May
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!

RICHMOND (1)

North Yorkshire , Breckenbrough Farm
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May
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.

RICHMOND (1)

North Yorkshire , Breckenbrough Farm
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May
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.

RICHMOND (1)

North Yorkshire , Breckenbrough Farm
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May
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.

RICHMOND (1)

North Yorkshire , Breckenbrough Farm
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May
Pole pickers are responsible for ensuring any poles that get knocked down in the Showjumping phase are replaced quickly and safely to ensure the smooth running of the phase. This role would suit someone sensible around horses with young legs, plenty of energy and lots of enthusiasm. Some equestrian knowledge is needed for this role.

Terms and Conditions

Read our Terms and Conditions for booking onto a training course.

Training Contact

If you have a question about any aspects of our training, you can contact the Head Office Training and Education Team on training@britisheventing.com or 02476 698866.

If you have a question about training in your local area, you can get in touch with the Regional Development Officer or Youth Regional Contact in your region.