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Volunteers Are Needed!

Volunteering at DAD is fun! Just ask the many volunteers who return every year to reunite with old friends and make new ones. From Hospitality to Scribing – there’s something for everyone!

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All volunteers will receive a gate pass good for the entire show and a parking pass 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!

If you would like to be a Hospitality Volunteer, please fill out our Hospitality Volunteer Application Form.

Hospitality Volunteers

DAD requires nearly 200 volunteers to provide various levels of support for one of the countries most prestigious dressage shows outside of Europe.

As a volunteer to the ‘hospitality committee’ you will help set the tone for a world class experience, …..we are looking for warm and courteous delegates that share in our enthusiasm to provide courteous and continuous service to a host of international and national judges, announcers, show stewards, veterinarians, audio engineers, competitors, sponsors, vendors, awards committee, and other dedicated professionals that make our 42nd year possible!

Volunteers will help manage morning, afternoon and evening service of beverages and light fare. No cooking required.

In joining us, you will receive the pleasure of possibly the best seats at the show, as well as parking and admission to the show for the day(s) that you participate, 2017 program, show mug and collector’s ‘pin’!

We hope that you will join us as we welcome the world to Devon! Apply online here.
Tuesday, Sept. 25 - Sun. Oct. 1.
Blue Skies Promised!!

Volunteer Jobs and Descriptions

Dressage at Devon
Volunteer Jobs & Descriptions


Breed Show

*Scribe - Up to 4 per shift - Writes judges comments on scoresheet. SEE NOTES BELOW
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
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 SEE NOTES BELOW
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

 

*Scribes must meet the 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.

Scribes must commit to at least 1 full day. Scribes able to work for the entire show will be scheduled first, followed by scribes who are available for either the entire performance show or the entire breed show. Applications for scribing will be accepted from May 1, 2018 through August 31st, 2018.