Volunteer

MDHT Volunteer Award to Honor Betty Thorpe

Betty Thorpe passed away in December of 2015. We will never forget her 10 years with us. Betty was here for the first horse trial as our dressage judge. How I wish she could be here for the next 10 years. We miss her and to honor her, the Betty Thorpe Award will be awarded annually to the dressage volunteer who best exemplifies Betty Thorpe's kindness, strength, willingness, and generosity of spirit. 2017's award was presented to Jacqui Ray who volunteered to scribe for us 8 times this year at MDHT and is always there to step in to help when needed.  We couldn't think of a person more rewarding to receive the award in 2017!!

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Volunteer Sign Up

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Do you want to volunteer?

Questions? Please call 301-514-0111.

If you're already volunteering, thank you! We really appreciate that you're giving of your time and energy to help our competitors have a good time. We literally couldn't do it without you!


EventingVolunteers.Com will be your centralized resource for all your horse sport and Eventing volunteering needs. Look for volunteering opportunities and sign up for events on a centralized portal. A companion app will be made available to enhance the experience on smart phones and make it simple to check in at events! 

The Maryland Horse Trials and Loch Moy Farm will be one of the pilot venues of the USEA Area II VIP Volunteer Program. This incentive program will recognize outstanding volunteers by tracking volunteer hours at all USEA events. The program will include prizes, raffles, and other great awards. 

Instructions for volunteers that would like to sign up for a future event:

  1. Go to www.EventingVolunteers.Com
  2. Click on "I'm a Volunteer"
  3. Create a new account
  4. Click on the confirmation link sent by eMail
  5. Return to www.EventingVolunteers.Com
  6. Click on "I’m a volunteer"
  7. Log in with your credentials
  8. Fill out the "New Volunteer Form"
  9. Once complete, you will be redirected to the Volunteer Dashboard
  10. Click on the open event that you would like to sign up for.

Instructions to sign up if you volunteered for the Spring Cross Derby or Spring Starter #1:

There are 2 tabs: one for "Open Events" and one for "Past Events". So for you volunteers to sign up to past events, they need to click on "Past Events" tab. Here are the instructions for MDHT Starter 1:

  1. Go to www.EventingVolunteers.Com
  2. Click on "I'm a Volunteer"
  3. Create a new account
  4. Click on the confirmation link sent by eMail
  5. Return to www.EventingVolunteers.Com
  6. Click on "I'm a volunteer"
  7. Log in with your credentials
  8. Fill out the "New Volunteer Form". Once complete, you will be redirected to the Volunteer Dashboard
  9. Click on the "Past Events" tab and the "MDHT Spring Starter #1"
  10. Sign up for the day and volunteering position you held during the weekend.

Volunteer Briefing Video

Volunteering

Volunteering at a horse trial is a fun and rewarding way to get involved with the sport! No experience is required for most volunteer positions. There is a cross country training session each morning before the competition begins which will help our jump judge volunteers understand their jobs, and there are staff members to help all volunteers with questions and other things they need to know to have a fun and enjoyable day. Examples of jobs for volunteers include: cross country fence judge, dressage scribe, stadium jump crew, score runner, and hospitality. Read more below for all the perks!

THE PERKS: Spend your day in a beautiful setting watching amazing animals and excellent horsemanship! Our volunteers are honored and appreciated!

You will be greeted with breakfast when you arrive to get your assignment, along with your volunteer logo wear. While working the horse trial as a scribe, runner, in hospitality, as a parking technician, safety coordinator, shuttle driver, fence judging...you will be treated to lunch and beverages. To thank our wonderful volunteers, when the day is over and the scores are in, we would like to join everybody together for a party to end the day. And don't forget to pick up your cross country schooling pass before you head home!

Thank you, thank you to anyone who helps out at our events!!! Our volunteers will also be eligible to participate in Volunteer Only schooling days at the farm.

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