CDCTA Volunteers

CDCTA October 2 2022 Schooling Show

THANK YOU for Volunteering with CDCTA!
Each volunteer position has a short job description and hours. Some positions may be split into two shifts, if you cannot commit a full day please make a note with your signup or email MaryAnn. 

On show day, plan to arrive bright & early and check in with the volunteer coordinator or show secretary. Plan for weather - sunscreen, jacket etc. The show goes on rain or shine! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Volunteer Coordinator MaryAnn Smith at: [email protected] 

Location: Westbrook Hunt Club
319 Pond Meadow Rd, Westbrook, CT 06498

Created by:   Connecticut Dressage and Combined Training Association
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT) Available Slot
(Sat. 3:00pm - 5:00pm)

Saturday Show Setup (8)

Day prior to the show, all hands on deck to unload supplies and assemble the dressage arenas, jump course. Please arrive at 3pm, plan for 2 hours.

6 of 8 slots filled
Ted Williams
Catriona (Nina) Cleveland
bringing my daughter with me too to help
Kathleen Lamotte
Sandra Lamotte
We may have 1 or 2 more people as well
Joseph Lamotte
Vicki Markowski
I might be late for set up on Saturday depending on how my work day runs!
(Sun. 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Scribe [start-end of show] (2)

Sit with judge and record scores and comments. Please arrive at early to receive paperwork. Option to split scribe shift.

All slots filled
Linda Roache
Prefer half day
Nina Cleveland

Jump Judge [check day sheet)

Starting & Judging/Scoring Jumping Rounds. Checking jump height between divisions.

Vicki Markowski

Dressage Ring Starters [830am-end of show] (2)

2 Dressage Ring Starters, to help keep riders on-time and organized. Arrive by 830am to receive a clipboard and walkietalkie. Hours 830am-end, approx 7 hours

1 of 2 slots filled
Bit By Bit Stable
Bit By Bit will cover

Jump Crew [check day sheet] (2)

Assist the Jump Judge with setting jump heights and picking up knocked rails. Arrive 30min prior to first class, approx 930am-1pm.

All slots filled
Bit By Bit Stable
Bit by Bit stable will cover
Bit By Bit Stable
Bit by bit will cover

Dressage Warmup Steward [830am-end of show]

Standby at the dressage warmup area and help keep riders on-time and organized. Arrive 830am for clipboard and walkietalkie. Shift 830am-end of show approx 7 hours

Kathleen Hawkins

Test Runner [9am-12noon] (3)

No running actually required! Collecting tests from the judges and brining them to the show office for scoring.

All slots filled
Laura Sottile
Will work around when I do my 2 tests
Bit By Bit
Bit by Bit Will cover
Bit By Bit Stable
Bit by bit will cover

Test Runner [12noon-endofshow] (3)

Afternoon - collect scored tests from judges and carry to the secretary booth.

All slots filled
Laura Sottile
Bit By Bit Stable
Bit by Bit will cover
Bit By Bit Stable
Bit by bit stable will cover

Scorer [8am-end of show]

Score Dressage tests- experience or training before the show required.

Amy & Beth Macha

Show Hospitality [start-end of show]

Assist the Show Management in checking in riders, posting results, handing out tests, and facilitate the bridle tag/water bottle exchange.

Kathleen Ross
I volunteer for the whole day

End of Show Takedown (5)

Breakdown the dressage rings and get everything back in the club trailer. Approx 1 hour, the more helpers the quicker!

2 of 5 slots filled
Laura Sottile
If my tests aren't too late to help, I will assist with takedown.
Sue Weed
Will help wherever I can around my dressage test. Can scribe if needed around my test time. Whatever helps.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator all day]

Assist Volunteer Coordinator MaryAnn throughout the day. Learn about the different horse show job positions. Afternoon assistance helpful.

Susan Hawkins
I can assist MaryAnn for 2 hours after I ride my second dressage test.

Jump WarmUp Steward [9am-1pm]

Standby at the jumping warmup area, help riders stay on-time and organized. Arrive 30 min prior to first jump round, to receive clipboard and walkietalkie. Shift approx 3-4 hours.

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