(Greeter, General Information,
Volunteer Coordination at Show)
The concierge is a general information specialist who greets the
competitors and volunteers,providing a happy, cheerful presence.
He/she is responsible to ensure volunteers are okay throughout the day,
provides coverage for bathroom breaks of volunteers, checks to make sure
volunteers have supplies they need, helps to answer questions, and fill
in when necessary. This is a great job for someone who has done it all
and wants to help out.
The in-gate steward
of who is riding in the ring at all times. S/he will be in constant
communication with the paddock master to keep the show running on
schedule. This job is for a person who can follow a schedule and keep
competitors on deck ready to show.
An office helper assists
secretary in the office, posting scores, setting out ribbons and more.
This job is perfect for someone who loves to meet people, answer
questions and generally help out in the office. Ability to multi-task
is probably the most important trait needed in this job.
The paddock steward
the warm-up ring and alerts riders when it is time head to the show
ring. S/he must also be willing to remind riders of rules and enforce
safety regulations. Although Paddock masters will not be checking bits,
they need to have a basic knowledge of legal saddlery and equipment. The
only equipment you need to bring to the show is your watch-NODA will
provide the clipboard, schedule and a walkie-talkie. This is a good job
for an assertive individual who likes to be in the action. It is also a
great way to meet people and their horses close up!
is in charge of picking up the completed tests from each of the judges
and delivering them to the tabulator. They also relay requests from the
judge and may carry messages from the office to the officials. This job
requires the least “skill” so to speak but requires the most physical
activity; sometimes in inclement weather.
writes down the judge’s comments and scores on the test. A good scribe
must be able to write legibly and quickly in order to keep up with the
judge. Although it is not necessary to have ridden upper level tests,
scribes must be familiar with these tests and their terminology. This
is a great opportunity to learn from the judge but this is not a good
job for someone who likes to talk a lot.
If volunteering to scribe at a show in which you are competing, your
rides must be completed prior to scribing.
tabulator works in the office to tally the scores on the completed
tests. Currently tabulation is done on a computer but sometimes a
10-key calculator is used. Tabulators must be comfortable working with
a computer, printing off results and posting scores. This is a great
job for a detail-oriented person who who wants to volunteer in the
comfort of an office.