Each and every event depends on the contribution of dedicated volunteers to be successful, and we are pleased to announce that the USEA’s Volunteer Committee has released a collection of free educational content, including job checklists and training videos, specifically for these important eventing supporters.
The job checklists include comprehensive information about each volunteer position, including scribe, warm-up steward, bit checker, jump crew, and many more. These checklists include details about what to bring on the day, how to check-in upon arrival, tasks that will be performed on the job, and checking out at the end of the day.
The checklists are downloadable and printable PDFs available for free on useventing.com and will also be available coming soon on the USEA Volunteer Incentive Program’s website, eventingvolunteers.com.
Here’s an example of a job checklist:
Also available are volunteer training videos produced by Pine Hill Horse Trials volunteer coordinator, Irene Doo, to educate her volunteers on the different tasks and responsibilities of each job.
The FEI has published its Policy for Enhanced Competition Safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, aimed at assisting organizers and national federations with the safe resumption of international equestrian events in line with national and local restrictions.
The United States Eventing Association (USEA) has approved additional modifications to the qualification period for the 2020 USEA American Eventing Championships (AEC) presented by Nutrena Feeds. The AEC is scheduled to take place August 25-30, 2020 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, and the USEA is doing everything possible to ensure a safe and successful Championship, while also ensuring fair opportunities for all.
This article will be updated to include statements as they are released from upcoming USEA recognized events regarding actions they are taking due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
This has been a difficult decision, but with the current pandemic situation at hand, we feel that this is the correct and ‘common sense’ direction to take. We are developing a plan to host a shorter, smaller, and more focused competition. We will be using state and local protocols to help guide us through this. Safety is paramount at Rebecca Farm, for both equine and human participants.