Wednesday Video from Kentucky Performance Products: Volunteers ROCK!

Eventing runs on volunteers and Rocking Horse Stables in Altoona, Florida, goes to great lengths to make sure their event volunteers are happy and having a good time. Because of this they have volunteers who have been coming back to help out for 15 and 20+ years! Some of their volunteers are boarders, some are locals, some are self-proclaimed ‘snowbirds.’ Others still knew nothing about horses when they started volunteering but got hooked on the sport (as you do).

Today’s video was created by Irene Doo and crew with support from the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program. You’ll meet some of Rocking Horse’s volunteers and hear all about what they love most about the job. Along with the video, Rocking Horse posted the following on their Facebook page, echoing how I think we all feel about the importance of volunteers and how much we appreciate them:

THANK YOU does not seem enough! Our volunteers are the best!!! They are an amazing and dedicated group of people that spend their weekends volunteering for long hours and in all types of weather, and many of them return the next day to do it all over again! They get here as the sun is coming up and are here until the last rider crosses the finish line. They give so much and ask for so little in return. Without them, we could not have these events, it’s that simple! The eventing community owes a huge debt of gratitude to each and every volunteer that gives their time at horse trials across the country and schooling shows alike. They are what keep this sport going and we so appreciate them! So thank you to anyone that has volunteered. Your commitment to this sport is invaluable!!!

If you live near Rocking Horse and are interested in volunteering, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Allison Thomas ([email protected]).

Learn more about volunteering here and the Volunteer Incentive Program here.

Go Volunteers. Go Eventing.


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