Volunteer opportunities for MSEDA members abound. Each month, we will feature an opportunity for members to obtain volunteer hours and help put on a successful, MSEDA-sanctioned show.
By Sarah E. Coleman
Photo by JJ Sillman
Spring Bay Horse Trials: April 7-8, 2018
Event History: Spring Bay Horse Trials is the first event of the year in Area VIII. It began as the Ha’Penny Horse Trials many years ago, then became Spring Bay Horse Trials, organized by Stanley Wiggs. In 2003, Mary Fike became the organizer. It is the unique format of dressage and stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park and cross-country at Masterson Station Park makes it a staple on many competitor’s calendars.
Date and Time: April 7-8, 2018. On Saturday April 7, dressage and show jumping are held at Kentucky Horse Park. On Sunday April 8, cross country is held at Masterson Station Park.
- flagging of cross-country course
- decorating cross-country
- putting up signage
During the show:
- ring stewards
- bit check
- show jumping timers
- warm-up and in-gate stewards
- cross-country starters
After the show:
- cleanup help
- social media shares
- articles for the MSEDA newsletter (and other interested publications)
- press release creation
Interested? Email Bev Henson firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or text 502-220-0187
Tips for Volunteers
Volunteer vouchers are provided for every volunteer. Voucher good for discounts on merchandise or post-event schooling; these vouchers are good for an entire year. Lunch is provided, as well as snacks and drinks for all volunteers. Dress is weather appropriate, but there is no dress code requirement.