We Need Your Help!
You might be an experienced fence judge or an equine student or simply someone who wants to experience the thrill of being part of the action, please give us a call or drop us an email. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never helped out as a volunteer before we’ll make sure you get a briefing and information on what’s involved.
To get in touch click here or call Jane on 07807120921.
We are proud of our British Eventing Affiliation.
It takes approximately 120 volunteers to run each days event. That’s a massive challenge for Jane Whitaker to organise. It all starts as you enter the site, there’s 5 people assisting in the car park, 3 in the secretaries tent, 6 dressage judges, 6 writers, 6 arena stewards, 2 on tack check, and a chief dressage steward. Then in the show jumping there are 3 in the control box, an arena steward and a team of 5 or so picking up jump poles. After that and with approx 25 fences on the cross country course there’s a need for 40 fence judges, a starting crew of approx 4, and control another 4 and a chief steward. The scores from each discipline are collected by 3 motorbikes and taken to a team of 6 scorers to collate. On top off all this there are the caterers, drinks carriers, paramedics, human ambulance team, horse ambulance, vet, doctors, farriers, fence repair and BE officials. It’s a massive task and we can’t afford to pay everyone so we rely on the goodwill of clients, clubs, competitors and friends to volunteer for a role on the day. It’s a great way to get involved and we provide a packed lunch and drinks throughout the day, as well as a bottle of wine or voucher for our facilities as a thank you.