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Volunteers Are Needed!

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All volunteers will receive a gate pass good for the entire show and a parking pass only good for the days that you volunteer. You will also receive lots of free cool stuff along with a program, pin, and mug. 

Volunteers are needed for the entire week. Whether you can help for a few hours, a day or the entire week, we need you!

Please fill out our Volunteer Application Form to let us know you want to help!

Hospitality Volunteers

Dressage at Devon needs a few good volunteers for the Hospitality Committee.  The duties include setting up and serving light food and beverages to Judges, Sponsors Committee Members and all others who are invited to the Committee Stand.  We set up a table and our guests for the most part help themselves.  Most of the food is of the finger type so no real cooking is involved.  We may, at breakfast, toast a bagel or muffin.  The lunches are prepared in the Centerline Cafe' so all we have to do is pick it up and present it. 

The biggest requirement is a sunny personality and a smiling face.  These people are our guests and we want to make them feel welcomed, just as any guest you would invite to your home.  You can volunteer for a morning, afternoon or evening tour.  Admission and parking is provided, as well as the best view of the show. 

Please contact Penny Hawes at 434-426-7197 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Jobs and Descriptions

Dressage at Devon
Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions


Breed Show

Scribe - Up to 4 per shift
Writes judges comments on scoresheet.
Ring Runner - 1 per ring
Carries scoresheet from scribe to scorer
Office Runner - 1 per ring
Carries scoresheet from scorer to office
Steward Dixon
Oversees Dixon Ring and warmup to insure safety and smooth flow into and out of the ring. Must have previous experience as a ring steward at a breed show.
Assistant Steward Dixon
Assists Steward
Steward Gold
See “Steward Dixon”
Assistant Steward Gold
See “Assistant Steward Dixon”
Bands - 1 per ring
Checks armbands of handlers/assistants as they head for ring
White Board - 1 per ring
Keeps whiteboard updated with numbers of horses and their order of go
Dixon Gate - 2
Opens and closes main gate to Dixon Oval for horses to enter and exit
Gold Gate - 2
See “Dixon Gate”
Secretary’s Assistant
Assists in the Show Office
Announcer’s Assistant
Assists Announcers in booth.
Area Cleanup
Keeps warmup and public areas free of manure


Volunteer Room

Assists in check-in of volunteers, answers questions, helps keep volunteer table and supplies organized, helps keep volunteer whiteboard up to date.
Crowd
Assists security people in keeping path clear from warmup to ring
Awards
Assists in pinning horses for Awards Ceremonies
Souvenirs*
Assist at Souvenir Booth
Tickets*
Assist at Ticket Booth
Coffee Cart*
Handle distribution of coffee and pastries
Extra - minimum of 2 per shift
Be able to replace/spell other volunteers, take water, etc to other volunteers, run errands as necessary

Performance Show

Scribe - 1 per judge (5 in Dixon, 3 in Gold)
Writes judges comments on scoresheet - must meet following qualifications:
must have scribed at a minimum of 3 shows at FEI level in the past 2 years
must provide contacts for management of 2 of the shows for references OR
must have scribed for Dressage at Devon at least twice in the past 5 years
E-Scribe - 1 per judge in Dixon Oval
Types score into computer, training provided.
Runner - 2 - 3 per ring depending on # of judges
Carries scoresheet from scribe to scorer, brings items requested by judges or scribes to judges box
Steward Dixon
Oversees Dixon Ring and warmup to insure safety and smooth flow into and out of the ring. Must have ring steward experience at recognized shows.
Assistant Steward Dixon
Assists Steward
Assistant Bit Check Dixon
Assist Head Bit Check - must be very proficient in handling horses
Steward Gold
See “Steward Dixon”
Assistant Steward Gold
See “Assistant Steward Dixon”
Assistant Bit Check Gold
See “Assistant Bit Check Dixon”
White Board - 1 per ring
Keeps whiteboard updated with numbers of horses and their order of go
Dixon Main Gate - 2
Opens and closes main gate to Dixon Oval for horses to enter and exit
Dixon Gate @ A - 2
Opens and closes Gate @ A for each performer
Gold Gate @ A - 2 (needed for CDI only)
See “Dixon Gate @ A”
FEI Jog - 2
Assist with jog on
Secretary’s Assistant
Assists in the Show Office
Announcer’s Assistant
Assists Announcers in booth.
Area Cleanup
Keeps warmup and public areas free of manure
Volunteer Room
Assists in check-in of volunteers, answers questions, helps keep volunteer table and supplies organized
Crowd
Assists security people in keeping path clear from warmup to ring
Awards
Assists in pinning horses for Awards Ceremonies
Souvenirs*
Assist at Souvenir Booth
Tickets*
Assist at Ticket Booth and Back Gate for Saturday evening
Coffee Cart*
Handle distribution of coffee and pastries
Dressage with the Experts Booth*
Assist in headphone rentals
Extra - minimum of 2 per shift
Be able to replace/spell other volunteers, take water, etc to other volunteers, run errands as necessary

* Indicates Hospitality position