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Volunteering for British Eventing

Some of you may have read the recent article in Horse & Hound in regards to the current lack of volunteers within all horse sports.

As a new season awaits, the mammoth number of volunteers required to effectively manage and run the equestrian events we so love are in the hundreds (per event).

Without these volunteers, these shows we have come to look forward to and which showcase riders from unaffiliated right up to Badminton level cannot run.

Therefore I have decided to make 2019 the year that myself (Amy) representing EQUI DIGITAL become a volunteer for all the local events I can manage.

I have signed up to my first Fence Judge and Volunteer training day at Keysoe Equestrian which is kindly provided free of charge by British Eventing and instructed by David Merrett.

I am slightly nervous at the prospect of learning all the rules off by heart and the thought of applying these to actual events, but massively excited to start my volunteering journey for the 2019 season and beyond (I am also involving my mother in all of this!).

For those that may be interested and can spare some time, please register with British Eventing Volunteer Database, regular training courses are taking place all over the country at the moment and all the help they can get is truly needed.

I have already put my name down to assist this season with events at Aston-Le-Walls and Rockingham and cannot wait to get started.

From fence judge to steward, there really is so many roles to get involved in!

I will be writing a follow up blog after my 28th January training day to update on how this went and next steps.

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