Volunteer Nation: Burn Off That Turkey at Pine Top and Meadowcreek This Weekend

The hammock makes for a great view of cross country at Pine Top! Photo via Pine Top Eventing Facebook

If running a 5k on or around Thanksgiving doesn’t sound appealing to you (that’s going to be a no from me, too), there are still some opportunities to get out and burn off some of that excess turkey and stuffing over the weekend. Eventers love the traditional Thanksgiving weekend event at Pine Top in Area III, and a schooling show opportunity is happening at Meadowcreek Park in Area V. Here’s a rundown of how you can help out this weekend:

Event: Pine Top Thanksgiving HT
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, November 30 – Sunday, December 1
Address: 1432 Augusta Hwy, Thomson, GA, 30824
Positions available: Dressage Bit Check, SJ Jump Crew, XC Jump Judge

Event: Meadowcreek Brunch N’ Jumps
Date(s) volunteers needed: Sunday, December 1
Address: 1342 Highway 14 South, Kosse, TX, 76653
Positions available: Office Help, Scorers, SJ Jump Crew

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 EventingVolunteers.com.