Phone: 910-875-2074

Email: info@carolinahorsepark.com

NO EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!

We will train you prior to your first event and if possible, you will work with an experienced volunteer. To better understand our volunteer needs at the Carolina Horse Park’s Horse Trials or Schooling Shows, please see the following summaries of key jobs and responsibilities.

Full days and half days are available. Half days are split into AM & PM shifts and hours are set by the volunteer coordinator. 

Difficulty of Work: Physical Demands: Standing, walking, possible handling of horses.
Working Conditions: Outside


Dressage
Scribe:  Writes down scores and comments made by the judge during a dressage test. Must be able to write quickly and clearly.
Dressage Scribe Shorthand
Warm-Up Steward: Check competitor's numbers and readiness as they enter the warm up area; ensure orderly flow
Ring Steward: Oversee, assist and maintain the comfort of the dressage volunteers. Maintain contact with warm-up steward, show secretary, officials, and organizational staff to resolve concerns and problems.
WATCH: "How To" Ring Steward Video
Bit Check:  Check each horses bit and other equipment to ensure the tack they wear meets established rules and regulations
WATCH: "How to" Bit Check Video
Score Runner: Collect tests and deliver them to scorers in an efficient and timely manner. ** Score Runner is required to have a valid driver's license (golf cart is used)


Show Jumping/Hunter Jumper
Warm-Up Steward: Check competitor's numbers and readiness as they enter the warm up area; ensure orderly flow to the show jumping in gate
In-Gate: Organize competitor entry into the show jumping ring and relay competitor number to the judge as they enter jump arena
Scribe:  Document the scores of the show jumping judge and make notation on the show jumping score sheet
Timer:  Run digital timer for each show jumping round
Jump Crew: Helps set up courses and re-set fallen poles.


Cross Country
Warm-Up Steward: Manages the cross country warm up area(s). Make sure that competitors know when they are close to their starting time and that the jumps are set at the legal height.
Finish Timer: Responsible for recording the finish time for each competitor on course and for watching out for delays between the last fence and finish line.
WATCH: "How to" Time Keeping (Start and Finish)
Jump Judges: Assess jump penalties at a given cross country obstacle and relay competitor number and other key information as needed to xc controller
Cross Country Jump Judge instructions
WATCH:  "Jump Judge Duties"  and "How to" Jump Judge"
Score Runner: Collect tests and deliver to scorers in an efficient and timely manner. ** Score Runner is required to have a valid driver's license (golf cart is used)
XC Crossing Guard: Assists in keeping spectators safe while crossing an active cross country track.
Decorators: Prior to event and after, set up of decorations for cross country fences and take down


Other Volunteer Positions
Hospitality Steward/Helper(s): Assist and maintain the comfort of all volunteers and officials (offering drinks, snacks, lunches, etc.). Ensures all coolers are filled with drinks and ice
Event Prep: Prior to and after the event, help set up and decorate the cross country fences and/or the show jumping or hunter courses

Earn “Park Bucks” - $30 voucher (full day volunteering) / $15 voucher (1/2 day volunteering) for use  towards payment of entry fees, Friend of the Park membership, XC schooling, or other events run by CHP. ** Vouchers are valid for 1 year (please check expiration date).

For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
Sierra Simmerman at: volunteers@carolinahorsepark.com - 704-776-0186

Get in Touch with CHP!

Telephone: 910-875-2074
Fax: 910-875-4310
Email: Send CHP an Email
Website: carolinahorsepark.com
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2814 Montrose Rd.
Raeford, NC 28376

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