VOLUNTEER

JHA relies heavily on volunteerism to keep our club running strategically and efficiently. This allows us to keep our membership and show fees low. Our officers and board members are all volunteers with many hours put in behind the scenes to provide members and spectators with a safe, quality, and fun-filled equestrian events.

 

There are a variety of volunteer needs throughout the season. There is a job to fit anyone, regardless of age, physical ability, or knowledge of horses and eventing. Below is a list of some of our most frequent needs. Additional needs occur throughout the season as special events, such as clinics, are offered.

HUNTER/JUMPER SHOW:
Contact jhahorsemens@gmail.com if interested in volunteering for the Hunter/Jumper Show

Show Set-up - Day Prior:  (2 volunteers needed, approx. 1 hour -a volunteer with a truck/SUV with trailer hitch is needed)

These individuals will be responsible for setting jumps and other misc. tasks.

Show Set-up - Show Day: (2 volunteers needed, approx. 1 hour)

These individuals will be responsible for preparing the show office and show grounds.  Tasks include, but are not limited to: setting office tent, furniture and materials, placing signage and sponsorship banners, trash cans and other misc. tasks.

Ring Steward: (1 volunteer, 2 hour shifts)

Ring Stewards will be responsible for managing the exhibitors entering and existing the show ring. The Steward should ensure that all exhibitors entering the show arena have a helmet and back number. Stewards should also ensure that spectator only areas do not have horses enter. Stewards may also be asked to assist with jump and/or course reset as applicable.

Show Runner: (1-2 volunteers, 2 hour shifts)

Show Runners will be responsible for running errands and/or materials between the secretary and judge and/or announcer. Show Runners may also be asked to assist with jump and/or course reset as applicable.

Ribbon Attendant: (1 volunteer, 2 hour shifts)

This individual will, at the guidance of the Show Secretary, assist with documenting and distribution of show ribbons.

Show Break-down:  (4 volunteers needed, approx. 1 hour -a volunteer with a truck/SUV with trailer hitch is needed)

Volunteers will be responsible for breaking down and storing event and office materials, trash collection, etc.

DRESSAGE SHOW: 
Contact Bethany Buchannon - jhadressageshow@gmail.com if interested in volunteering for the Dressage Show

Show Set-up - Day Prior:  (3-4 volunteers, 1-2 hour shift - a volunteer with a truck/SUV with trailer hitch is needed)

These individuals will be responsible for setting the show ring and other misc. tasks. 

 

Scribe: (1 volunteer, 3-5 hours, 9:00 am till show completion)

This individual needs a knowledge of dressage, minimally to the level scribing for, upper level knowledge a plus.  Neat handwriting is NOT REQUIRED. Show manager willing to train. 

Show Manager Assistant:  (1 volunteer, 2 hour shifts)

This individual will provide assistance to the Manager by primarily assisting with the check-in desk. This person may also be asked to pick-up lunch from Publix, if time allows and assist with other minor tasks as needed. 

Ring Steward: (1 volunteer, 2 hour shifts)

The Ring Steward must be someone with knowledge of the basic Dressage ring rules and is confident in talking to the riders and trainers and responding to any questions they may have. Ring Steward may also assist with other minor tasks as needed. 

Show Runner: (1 volunteer, 2 hour shifts)

Show Runners will be responsible for running materials between the judge and the scorekeeper. No Dressage knowledge or literal running necessary. This is a good job for kids.

Scorekeeper: (1 volunteer, 3-5 hours)

**vitally important role**  Scorekeepers MUST be able to correctly calculate the test scores using a calculator and record the scores for JHA records. 

Show Break-down:  (5-6 volunteers, 1 hour shift - a volunteer with a truck/SUV with trailer hitch is needed)

Volunteers will be responsible for breaking down and storing event and office materials, trash collection, etc.