Volunteer Requirements – Eventing


  • Applicants for an Eventing Year-End Award must have completed volunteer time for each award they apply for, except for the Masters Recognition Award.

Eight (8) hours of volunteering are required for each award applied for.  Six (6) hours must be at ESDCTA organized shows and activities per award.  These are all the shows and activities listed in the 2019 ESDCTA calendar.  There are many activities during the year.  If you need to find something, reach out to one of your Members At Large for assistance.  After the first 6 hours, the remaining 2 hours and any hours required for additional awards can be earned at an ESDCTA organized show, or an ESDCTA registered show.

Volunteer time must be from the current show season, to be earned between November 1st and October 31st of the year you are applying for an Eventing Year-End Award, unless you participated in an activity with designated carryover status in 2019 and did not use them in 2019: ESDCTA Dressage Championships, NJ Horse Trials/ESDCTA Eventing championships, Turkey Trot.

  • Volunteer time can be earned at: ESDCTA registered shows, horse trials, ESDCTA sponsored clinics, lectures, or special projects/events and committee work.
  • Volunteer hours are cumulative throughout the show season and need not be earned at one show or while performing one activity.
  • Volunteer time being applied to Eventing Year-End Awards cannot be applied toward ESDCTA Medals, Dressage Year-End High Score Awards or to fulfill volunteer requirements for Team, Grants or Scholarships.
  • Volunteer hours are transferable.
  • Volunteer hours can be earned by people who are not ESDCTA members and can be transferred to an ESDCTA member.
  • Volunteer forms must be signed by the show manager and include your name, ESDCTA number, show or activity name and date.


If for some reason, you are unable to fulfil your volunteer requirement, ESDCTA offers a “buyout” program.  For each hour needed to fulfill the requirement, you may buy the additional hour(s) at a rate of $15/hour (payable to ESDCTA, Inc.), Payment must be received by the awards chairperson within the volunteer requirement window (by October 31).