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MarySue Mood Receives Volunteer Award

Volunteer with the most overall hours, MarySue Mood receives a fleece Area II vest, thermos, and chocolate with many thanks from Area II

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Have you signed up for our Waredaca Volunteer Leaderboard?

If not...here is the LINK you need to get started!!

 

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New Volunteer Updates

2 Waredaca Volunteer Updates:

To earn WAREDACA BUCKS, each volunteer must wear their Waredaca vest while working.  The reason for this is actually quite simple—as a Waredaca Volunteer, you represent our farm as well as providing accessibility to any visitor who may need direction, advice or support.  Wearing the vest is an easy visual ID for anyone to see, and offers instant ‘user friendliness’ that all of our volunteers so capably provide.

For our younger volunteers, those ages 15 and under, you now have a new Volunteer title of WAREDACA AMBASSADOR

…if you are chosen as a Volunteer  and work at least half a day, you will earn:

▪      A special ball cap with your title

▪      A pizza/ride just for you and the other junior volunteers with one of our Waredaca staff…a trailride followed by a pizza ‘party’, scheduled soon after the event weekend

▪      Job opportunities are limited.  If interested, contact Liz.

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Volunteer Position Descriptions

Below you will find a list with descriptions on the various positions available for volunteering at our horse trials. Sign up to volunteer and indicate your preference—we'll do our best to match you with the best job for you!

Dressage Scribe

You will write (record) the Dressage Judges' marks and comments on the tests.  Clear, easy to read handwriting is helpful. To scribe at a competition it is helpful to have experience, however, training is available.  Scribes need to have a friendly, cooperative attitude.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands; Sitting, standing, writing

Working Conditions: Outdoors under cover


Dressage Ring Steward

You will be assigned an arena or arena(s) that you will be responsible for.  You will help competitors find their correct arena and keep them updated as to the show time schedule letting them know how many horses they have before their ride. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, bending

Working Conditions: Outdoors

Please watch the video to the right will for an overview of the Dressage Ring Steward position and some tips.


Dressage Test Collector

You will be responsible for collecting test sheets from your assigned judges in a timely manner and for making certain all test sheets get delivered to the dressage steward and then to the scorers.  This is an important job with a lot of responsibility. You will ensure timely scoring of results for competitors.  You will need to check in on your judge(s) and scribe(s) and make sure they are happy and have what they need.  You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: great job for our younger future eventers – just need to have an adult/teen to drive the golf cart and supervise

Physical Demands: walking, sitting

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Dressage Bit Check

You will check each horse’s bit while wearing gloves. You can do this job without prior knowledge or experience.  You will receive on-the-job training by an Event Official.  Being comfortable around horses is a necessity.

Difficulty of Work:  Physical Demands: Standing, walking

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Show Jumping In-Gate Steward

You will monitor the in gate of the show jumping ring. You will radio to the judge which competitor is entering the ring and you will manage the area by the in gate keeping safety and efficiency in mind. You will work with the Warm-Up Steward coordinating how to move horses from warm-up into the arena and out while thinking about safety. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Standing, lifting

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Show Jumping Warm Up

You will coordinate with the Show Jumping Gate Keeper on which competitors are in warm up and when to move them from warm-up into the in gate area. You will monitor the warm up area keeping safety in mind at all times. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Standing, lifting

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Show Jumping Crew Member

Puts together the jumps after they've been knocked down in a jumping class; the jump crew also rearranges or assembles jumps for the different levels. One should be able to quickly lift 12' poles and be able to move in and out of the arena quickly. Usually a teenager or adult. No prior experience necessary, On the job training.

Difficulty of Work:  Lifting, running,  sitting

Working Conditions:  Outdoors


Show Jumping Timers

You will be responsible for timing the start and finish time for each competitor.  You will relay your time to the judge and scribe who will record the competitor’s time.  You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Sitting

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Show Jumping Scribe

You will be responsible for recording the details of each competitor’s round for the show jumping judge. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Sitting, writing

Working Conditions: Outdoors, covered


Cross Country Warm Up

You will coordinate with the Start Box stewards on which competitors are in warm up and when to move them from warm-up into the start box area. You will monitor the area keeping safety in mind at all times. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Standing, lifting

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Cross Country Start and Finish Timers

We will need a Start Timing Crew and a Finish Timing Crew. Each crew will also have a scribe to help write down times and scores.  You will be responsible for recording either start or finish time for each competitor.  The Start Box will need to be in radio contact with warm-up to keep horses moving up to the start so the printed schedule is adhered to.  You will radio Control when a competitor has started on course, you may be required to hold the start if instructed by Control in case of emergency.  Once you start a horse, you must record the competitor’s number and actual time of start.  Finish will need to be in radio contact with Control so they can report when a horse completes the course and must record the competitor’s number and actual time of crossing the finish.  You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Walking, standing, sitting

Working Conditions: Outdoors, may be covered


Cross Country Jump Judge

There will be one or two Judges at each obstacle on cross-country. You will be responsible for assessing penalties at obstacles, responding properly and promptly in the case of emergency, and for ensuring that the area around the obstacle is clear when each competitor approaches. You don’t need prior experience for this position and will receive on-the-job training.  The ability to remain calm in emergencies is helpful.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Walking, standing, possibility of handling horses

Working Conditions: Outdoors


collectingscoresCross Country Score Collector

You will be responsible for collecting score sheets from all of the jump judges and start and finish in a timely manner and for making certain all score sheets get delivered to the scorers.  This is an important job with a lot of responsibility. You will ensure timely scoring of results for competitors.  You will also provide drinks throughout the day for the jump judges and lunch when it is ready. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Must have a current driver’s license; be able to drive a four-wheeler or similar type of vehicle in any kind of weather and over varied terrain.

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Cross Country Road Crossing Steward

You will take responsibility for a crossing or area in which you will maintain control of crowds on the road, ensuring that they do not interfere with the horses in competition.  You will alert spectators when horses are coming so they can move off the road and generally manage crowds to ensure their safety and that of the competitors.  You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Walking, standing

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Hospitality Steward

You will be in charge of creating food baskets, drink coolers and coffee for each of the dressage judges, dressage steward and crew, show jumping judge and crew, score keeping, and the secretary’s office. You will also create the cross country drink coolers. This is all done first thing in the morning before the first dressage ride. It is finished once lunch arrives. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Standing, bending

Working Conditions: Indoors, Outdoors


Parking Steward

You will be in charge of greeting each truck and trailer as they arrive and directing them as to where and in which direction to park. This is an early morning job that provides you with your hot drink of choice. You don’t need prior experience for this position and can receive on-the-job training.

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Standing, sitting

Working Conditions: Outdoors


Show Jump Crew Member

Puts together the jumps after they've been knocked down in a jump class; the jump crew also rearranges or assembles jumps for the different levels. One should be able to quickly lift 12' poles and be able to move in and out of the arena quickly. Usually a teenager or adult. No prior experience necessary, on the job training. Lifting, running, sitting.