If you would like to volunteer to help at the horse trials, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention what you would like to do and whether you have had any prior experience as a horse trial volunteer. Experience not required, just love of horse sport and willingness to help. Volunteers receive a commemorative event t-shirt.
Volunteer Coordinator: Megan Bradle. Email Msbradle87@gmail.com or call (318) 518-2820
Volunteer Job Descriptions
This is a very educational position. Dressage scribe sits with a Dressage Judge and writes all comments and scores onto a Test sheet as the Judge judges the ride.
Dressage Warm up Steward & Bit Check
In charge of the warm up area for the designated dressage ring and responsible for checking bits on all the horses entering or leaving the dressage arena to make sure the competitors are using legal bits and equipment. All volunteers are briefed and given literature on these topics.
Dressage Test Runners
Ideal for younger children or people who love to watch dressage. In charge of collecting dressage tests from the judges and taking them to scoring department.
XC Jump Judge
We need MANY people for this job! In charge of “judging” an individual xc jump. Must be willing to sit outside ( or in vehicle) and watch some of the most amazing riding you will ever see up close! Responsible for noting if riders and horses clear fences or reporting any faults. Briefing and all equipment necessary will be provided.
In charge of starting horses and riders on x-country and keeping their start and/or finish times. We have synchronized stop watches.
XC Warm Up Steward
In charge of XC warm up area, making sure all horses get to the start on time and well as keeping the area safe.
Show Jumping Warm Up Stewards ( 2 people)
In charge of Show Jumping warm up area and keeping horses and riders on time.
Show Jumping Timers
In charge of timing every show jumping round and communicating times back to the judge.
Show Jumping Scribe
Sits with the judge and notes all comments and scores dictated by the judge.
Show Jumping Jump Crew
This is a very active and fun position for energetic children and strong teenagers! Responsible for picking up any poles that fall as a result of the horse hitting them and putting them back up as quickly as possible and in a timely fashion. Lots of running and lots of FUN!
Greet arriving horse trailers and direct to parking areas. Greet spectators and direct to parking areas.
Check stalls after event for cleaning
Assist with pick-up and delivery of judges to and from airport. Bring judges drinks and snacks during the event.
Set up ribbon and award tables. Hand out ribbons and awards.
Pre-event Dressage Ring Set-up Crew
Sunday afternoon prior to event, assist with setting up Dressage rings. Requires sense of humor and some level of physical fitness.