Volunteer Nation: The Final Recognized Event of 2019 Needs Your Help

Have you ever been a first-fence jump judge? Photo by Holly Covey.

Save a few schooling events that will need volunteers in the coming weeks, we’re heading into the final weekend of USEA recognized eventing for the 2019 season. Sporting Days Farm in Aiken, South Carolina will host its final horse trials of the season this weekend, and two schooling events are also in need of volunteer help.

As we head into the official off-season, we’ll be bringing you advice on volunteering in this post each week. Thanks to opportunities such as the Volunteer Incentive Program, volunteering comes with several perks on top of the satisfaction that comes from knowing you’ve played a role in running a successful event. For anyone looking to get some more volunteering hours under their belt next season, stay tuned for advice from volunteer coordinators on how you can best support your local events.

Go volunteering, and go eventing!

Event: Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Friday December 6 through Saturday December 7
Address: 3549 Charleston Hwy, Aiken, SC, 29801
Positions available: Event Prep – General, XC Finish Timer, Dressage Bit Check, Dressage Scribe, SJ Timer

Event: Pine Hill GHCTA Schooling Horse Trials
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday December 7 – Sunday December 8
Address: 1720 Hwy 159 East, Bellville, TX, 77418
Positions available: XC Jump Judge, XC On Course Timer, XC Pinney Collector, XC Score Runner, General Announcer, Scoring Steward, Secretary, SJ Timer

Event: 2019 MDHT Donation Derby
Date(s) volunteers needed: Saturday December 7 – Sunday December 8
Address: 1235 Park Mills Road, Adamstown, MD, 21710
Positions available: Score Runner, SJ In-gate, SJ Steward


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.