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2nd Annual Steward and Scribing Clinic at Chatt Hills Eventing

The annual Scribe Clinic at Chatt Hills was held this Saturday. The clinic was taught by Amanda Miller, eventer and R Judge, and she kept everyone’s attention throughout the morning. Her sense of humor, down to earth attitude and ability to relate to the attendees made it pleasurable despite the rain trying to interrupt.

We covered stewarding, scribing and some new rules on cross country. The students came away better trained and well prepared for this season. Chatt Hills recognizes the importance of all the volunteers, and it is clinics like this that make their job easier, and the official’s job easier. 

Many thanks to Darcy Drury and Ashley Kellar for riding the demonstration tests! To our attendees, Patty Aickelen, Sandra Pulliam, Amy Robinson, Barbara Cunningham, Mary Leverett, Denise masters, Jennifer Neil, Lydia Anderson, Hannah Anderson and June Brewer.

Big thank you to Hugh Lochore and Chatt Hills Eventing for hosting the clinic, Atlanta Horse Connections for providing breakfast and lunch, and once again Amanda Miller for driving down here from North Carolina to be with us and being such a great teacher.

Chattahoochee Hills Hosts Inaugural Dressage Scribing Clinic

Leslie Olsen teaches the Scribing Clinic participants. Photo by Joanne Morse. Leslie Olsen teaches the Scribing Clinic participants. Photo by Joanne Morse.

As every event facility knows, you cannot be successful without your volunteers.

To be prepared for this year, Chattahoochee Hills held their first Scribing Clinic this past Saturday, Feb 6. Leslie Olsen, an esteemed ‘R’ judge and good friend of Chatt Hills, taught the clinic, giving the attendees confidence, new knowledge and hints to make life easier for the judges and the scribes. Her anecdotes of her experiences throughout her years of scribing and judging entertained everyone and caused many smiles and giggles.

Photo by Joanne Morse

The Scribing Clinic participants! Photo by Joanne Morse.

Ryan Garza and Ashley Keller rode their horses and demonstrated the tests most beautifully. Margaret Lindsay and Kinni Peters, longtime experienced scribes, were there to aid the attendees in explaining some of the terminology and to help everyone keep up to speed. At the end of the four-hour class, everyone felt confident, enlightened and ready to volunteer throughout the year.

Hugh Lochore, event director and farm manager for Chatt Hills, was very supportive of this event. He has always believed that volunteer training gives everyone the knowledge to do a really good job, and in turn benefit the riders. It is intended for this to become an annual event, giving even more people an opportunity to learn a new skill.

Cavalor generously provided lunch for everyone, so many thanks to them. Contact Chatt Hills for helpful information if you would like to hold a similar clinic.