Volunteer Nation: 6 Events That Need Your Help This Weekend

Jump judge briefing at O’Dark:30, at Plantation several years ago. Photo by Holly Covey.

If you’re looking for a way to spend some time at a show even if you don’t have a horse, wanting to watch an event run in real life and be a part of making that a reality, or you simply want to find a way to do some good this weekend, we’ve got just the ticket! Events all over the country are seeking volunteers just like yourself this weekend. Even if you are riding or coaching, consider offering up a couple hours to volunteer — even a small contribution of time can be invaluable for making an event run smoothly.

We gathered the needs for volunteers from EventingVolunteers.com, where you can sign up for spots or find ways to help out in your area. Get out there and volunteer, y’all!

Event: Woodside Eventing Fall International Horse Trials 
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6
Address: The Horse Park at Woodside, 3674 Sand Hill Road, Woodside, CA, 94062
Positions available: SJ Timer, Dressage Paddock, Dressage Scribe, SJ In Gate, SJ Warm-up, XC Cart Runner, XC Jump Judge, XC Crossing Guard, General Help (Lunch pick-up)

Event: Kent School Fall Horse Trials 
Date(s) volunteers needed: Sunday, October 6
Address: 30 Westwoods Road, Kent, CT, 06757
Positions available: XC Crossing Guard, XC Finish Timer, XC Score Runner, XC Starter, XC Steward, XC Warm-up, Dressage Test Runner, Scorers, Parking Steward, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Score Runner, SJ Warm-up

Event: Spokane Sport Horse Farm Fall Horse Trials 
Date(s) volunteers needed: Today through Sunday, October 6
Address: 10710 S Sherman Rd, Spokane, WA, 99224
Positions available: FEH Conformation In-gate Steward, YEH In-gate Steward, YEH Jump Crew, YEH Score Runner, Parking Steward, Office Help, SJ Warm-up, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Check-in, Event Takedown – Dressage, XC Crossing Guard, Phase A & Checkpoint Judges, Phase A Start Timer, Phase A Finish Timer, Phase B Judge and Phase B Finish / C Start Timer, Phase B Start Timer, Hospitality Steward, SJ In-gate, SJ Scribe, Vet Box Check In, Vet Box Scribe, Vet Box Timer

Event: Heritage Park Horse Trials 
Date(s) volunteers needed: Today through Sunday, October 6
Address: 16820 Pflumm Rd, Olathe, KS, 66062
Positions available: Event Prep – Dressage, General Help, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Warm-up, Parking Steward, XC Jump Judge, XC Warm-up, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Score Runner, Dressage Scribe, Dressage Warm-up, Event Takedown – Dressage, Event Takedown – SJ, Jump Crew, Secretary – Awards, SJ Additional Help, SJ In-gate, SJ Scribe, SJ Warm-up

Event: Morven Park Fall International Horse Trials 
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday, October 4 – Sunday, October 6
Address: 41580 Sunday Morning Lane, Leesburg, VA, 20176
Positions available: Dressage Bit Check, XC Jump Judge

Event: Majestic Oaks 3 Phase Schooling Show 
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, October 5
Address: 17500 N US Highway 441, Reddick, FL, 32686
Positions available: XC Steward, XC Warm-up, Dressage Check In, Dressage Scribe, Hospitality Steward, Floater, SJ Jump Crew

Be sure to keep an eye on EventingVolunteers.com​ for more upcoming volunteer opportunities!