Volunteers

Sep 15, 2020

The Volunteers at Morven Park: Loudoun Hunt Pony Club

For 39 years, the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club (LHPC) has held the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Horse Trials at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia. Margaret Good, the District Commissioner (DC) of the Loudoun Hunt Pony Club, has helped organize the horse trials since day one.

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Sep 03, 2020 Volunteers

Bub and Janet Dillon: USEA’s Volunteers of the Month

Bub and Janet Dillon used to race sailboats, and when their daughter, Olivia, was old enough to tag along, she would accompany her parents on sailboat races. For Olivia’s birthday one year, Bub and Janet rented out the “Pony Pavilion” where Olivia met an old pony named Lightning.

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Aug 20, 2020 Volunteers

Volunteers and Event Organizers Share Tips for Volunteering in 2020

As 2020 has forced competitors to reroute or adjust their competition calendar, volunteers have also experienced several changes of their own. While most volunteers love to volunteer at various events, many have altered their plans to stick within local limits, like volunteer Angie Leihy, or to stick with one venue, like volunteer Leah Fleming.

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Aug 04, 2020 Volunteers

Dawn Anderson: USEA's Volunteer of the Month

Dawn Anderson grew up in the Western world of horses, participating in rodeos, barrel racing, and going trail riding during her childhood and teenage years. She took a break from riding after high school, and it wasn’t until nearly 15 years later when she and her husband moved to Florida with their children that Anderson would get back into horses.

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Jul 11, 2020 Volunteers

Volunteering at the 2020 AEC

Get a front row seat at the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena Feeds (AEC) by volunteering! Volunteers are needed on Monday, August 24 through Sunday, August 30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. There will be no spectators allowed this year, but volunteering is a wonderful alternative that will still allow you to experience the event.

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Jul 08, 2020 Volunteers

Casper Cole: USEA's Volunteer of the Month

Seventeen-year-old Casper Cole grew up with horses. From the time she was just a little girl, she would sit on her mother’s horse and be led around on the lead line. From there she graduated to taking lessons at a local barn where she learned to ride and began to compete in small 4-H shows. All the while, Cole was watching videos of cross-country on YouTube and dreaming about competing in eventing.

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Jun 24, 2020 Volunteers

Volunteers Weigh In on New COVID-19 Protocols

Since the USEA lifted the COVID-19 suspension on June 1, 2020, there have been 11 recognized events that have taken place across the country. Events such as Plantation Field, Waredaca, and Full Gallop Farm have been the pioneers for adapting to the new normal of eventing. Setting the standard high, these events have diligently followed the USEF COVID-19 Action Plan and have shown everyone how an event can run safely and smoothly. The success of these events is due largely in part to having strong volunteers.

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Jun 16, 2020 Volunteers

Volunteers Adapt to the New Normal

Plantation Field Horse Trials was one of the first events back out of the gate when the competition suspension was lifted at the beginning of the month, and that meant they were the guinea pigs for seeing what the new USEF COVID-19 Action Plan looked like in practice.

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May 19, 2020 Volunteers

The Building Block at Jane Sleeper Eventing: Volunteerism

“Everyone who is a student of mine has to go volunteer,” said veteran five-star rider Jane Sleeper. Sleeper, who has made over 10 trips to the Kentucky Three-Day Event and completed Burghley in 2007, is particularly proud of her working student program at Jane Sleeper Eventing.

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Apr 07, 2020 Volunteers

Sue Funkey: USEA's Volunteer of the Month Presented by Athletux

Sue Funkey of Angels Camp, California, is the epitome of what it means to be a volunteer. She is dedicated, constantly gives back to the sport, and shows up time and time again no matter the conditions to help. We are proud and honored to feature her as this month’s Volunteer of the Month as we highlight all the many ways she contributes to the sport.

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Mar 12, 2020 Volunteers

Training Videos for Every Volunteer Position

There are countless responsibilities in putting together an event, but one important responsibility is to organize reliable volunteers that know the duties assigned to their position – and this is where the USEA Volunteer Videos can help.

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