Tryon International 3-Day Event Needs Volunteers!

USEA CEO Rob Burk, a frequent eventing volunteer himself, stops to thank jump judges at the 2017 American Eventing Championships at Tryon International Equestrian Center. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

This week’s highly anticipated Tryon International 3-Day Event is closed to spectators but there’s still a way to glimpse the action: volunteer! Or, if you’re competing, now’s a great time to do your part to lend a helping hand on whichever day you aren’t doing dressage. (Once more, and louder, for the folks in the back — riders, do your part!)

We hear that they are desperate for some help, particularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here are the positions still needing to be filled:

Thursday — dressage scribes, score runners, in-gate and warm-up stewards and hospitality helpers

Friday — all of the above plus cross country finish timers, crossing guards, jump judges (there are 24 spots left to be filled!), videographers, starter scribes, warm-up stewards and vet box assistance.

Saturday — cross country crossing guards, jump judges, videographer, warm-up stewards and hospitality helpers.

Morning, afternoon and all-day shifts are available. You can sign up for the position and time slot of your choice at,

Remember to log those volunteer hours with the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP), as there are plenty of perks and awards up for grabs at the end of each season. You can check out the Volunteer leaderboard here and find more volunteering opportunities on

Tryon International 3-Day Event, host of the sole East Coast CCI4*-L of the year and 2020 USEF National Four-Star Championship, takes place Nov. 12-16 at Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Creek, North Carolina. Keep it locked here as we’ll be bringing you all the latest!