The Marlborough Horse Trials
March 20, 2013
We're getting ready for more Derby fun on April 6th. Come on out!
Plans are under way for a bold new year in 2013.
There are many opportunities for both experienced and in experienced volunteers
The Dressage phase of an eventing competition is the first phase and requires many volunteers. We are always in need of help setting up, running the show, and taking the rings down. Some of the jobs, and experiece required, are listed below. Look below the list and also find a helpful video for ring strewards.
Ring Set up and take down: No experience necessary. We set the rings on the day before competition begins and take them down on the last day after the last ride. It's easy and no experience is necessary. It requires mild physical labor as the ring pieces are light weight. We will provide experienced guidance on setting up and taking down the rings.
Bit Check: Some very basic knowledge of bits required. We will provide rules, bit charts, and gloves. You must be comfortable with horses and reaching into the sides of their mouths. No physical labor required other than standing while checking bits.
Dressage Scribe: Experience required. Must be familiar with Dressage terminology and how to scribe with neat and legibile hand-writing. Accuracy is very important. Scribes are required to sit with the Dressage Judge unless on break and must stay until the last rider test is completed and signed by the judge.
Ring-Steward: No experience necessary. Ring Stewards are responsible to keep the Dressage riders informed of their time to go into the ring and ensure riders go in the proper sequence. They keep an orderly flow and ensure riders are on time for their ride times. No hard labor, but requires a lot of standing and walking.
Warm-up Steward: No experience necessary. Checks riders into warm-up and assists in ensuring judges and officials are aware of late riders, scratches, withdrawals, etc.. Coordinate with the show secretary if a rider does not show up with in 10 minutes of their ride time.
Dressage Ring Steward video
Got questions? Here are a few answers to help you on your way!
To volunteer, simply email our Volunteer Coordinator, Kim, at email@example.com
Check out this helpful video detailing the duties of a ring/warmup steward: