Volunteer Nation: How You Can Help These 3 Events This Weekend

Chris Quinn has been named this month’s USEA Volunteer of the Month presented by Athletux Equine! Click to read her story:

Posted by United States Eventing Association, Inc. (USEA) on Friday, February 7, 2020

Meet Chris Quinn, this month’s USEA Volunteer of the Month. If you are local to the Aiken area, you’ve likely seen Chris out and about volunteering or taking photographs. Chris enjoys volunteering — and has tackled just about every volunteer job there is — because it gives her a chance to help her friends and fellow competitors enjoy the sport they share together.

“I have to think my favorite part of the sport is the helpfulness of all the competitors with each other, the support that they give each other, with no agenda other than goodwill,” Chris said in an interview with the USEA. You can read the full profile on Chris here — and don’t forget to nominate your favorite local volunteer for future recognition!

It’s time to gear up for another weekend of eventing, and we have three recognized events in need of volunteer help. We’re also going to start listing out upcoming events in the near future, as signing up early can help volunteer coordinators get organized more quickly. Don’t wait — sign up as soon as you can so that you can have first dibs on the job you want, and you’ll make your volunteer coordinator very happy! In addition, if you find yourself at an event with a couple hours to spare, stop by the show office and inquire about any help they may need. Chances are, they’ll take you up on the offer.

Here are the events this coming weekend that are seeking volunteer help:

Event: Pine Top Advanced HT
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday, February 21 through Sunday, February 23
Address: 1432 Augusta Hwy, Thomson, GA, 30824
Positions Available: XC Jump Judge, SJ Jump Crew

Event: Full Gallop Farm February II HT
Date(s) volunteers needed: Wednesday, February 26
Address: 3828 Wagener Rd, Aiken, SC, 29805
Positions Available: XC Finish Timer, XC Jump Judge, XC Warm-up, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Scribe, Dressage Steward, Hospitality Helper, Floater, SJ In-gate, SJ Jump Crew, SJ Scribe, SJ Steward

Event: Three Lakes Winter II at Caudle Ranch
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, February 22 through Sunday, February 23
Address: 18543 State Road 19, Groveland, FL 34736
Please email [email protected] for more information on volunteer needs.

Event: February Western Dressage at Florida Horse Park
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday, February 22 through Sunday, February 23
Address: 11008 S Highway 475, Ocala, FL, 34480
Positions Available: Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Scribe

Events Coming Soon – Sign Up Early!

Twin Rivers Ranch – Paso Robles, CA – February 28-March 1
Rocking Horse Winter III HT – Altoona, FL – February 28-March 1
Sporting Days Farm II HT – Aiken, SC – February 28 – March 1
Grand Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field – Aiken, SC – February 28-29