Volunteer Nation: Nine Events That Could Use a Helping Hand This Weekend

The act of volunteering isn’t just confined to events. Go get involved in your local community. Exhibit A: Ebony Horse Club, whose goal is to raise aspirations, life skills and provide opportunities through horses and youth work to youngsters in south London.

“Without the skills and dedication of our volunteers, we simply could not operate.  We are immensely grateful to all our volunteers for the time they give to contributing towards Ebony Horse Club’s success. We fully appreciate the value of volunteers and see what a difference they can make to our work and the young people we reach.

“Our volunteers help out with all aspects of running the club from helping in the office, getting stuck in on the yard and working directly with our members. If you are interested in giving your time please email [email protected] and we will send you a volunteer application form. We are particularly keen to hear from people who have experience working with young people.”

We’re excited to see more and more opportunities like this develop stateside as well. Seek out local opportunities to share your love of the sport –I took my “Little” in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program to jump judge with me at an event, and she still talks about it to this day.

As always, you can earn merit points when you donate your time through the USEA’s Volunteer Incentive Program. Registering to volunteer through EventingVolunteers.com makes it easy and seamless to both find a job and shift as well as learn what your role will entail.

USEA Events

MARS Great Meadow CCI-S – August 18th, 2021 to August 22nd, 2021

Ocala Summer II H.T. – August 21st, 2021 to August 22nd, 2021

Full Gallop August H.T. – August 22nd, 2021

Caber Farm H.T. – August 21st, 2021 to August 23rd, 2021

2021 USEA American Eventing Championships – August 21st, 2021 to September 5th, 2021

Other Events

USEF/USDF “Too Hot to Trot” Dressage – August 18th, 2021 to August 19th, 2021

Fair Hill International Derby Cross – August 19th, 2021 to August 21st, 2021

USEF/USDF “Too Hot to Trot” Dressage – August 21st, 2021 to August 22nd, 2021

Go volunteer. Go Eventing!