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ESDCTA Volunteering Opportunities

Updated for 2024!

Join us to volunteer if you are:

  • looking to support ESDCTA
  • need to accrue volunteer hours
  • trying to save up enough Volunteer Bucks for the Championships or a Cross Country Schooling

ESDCTA Volunteer Opportunities

These ESDCTA Recognized Volunteer Activities can be used towards Year-End Awards, Dressage Medals, Teams, Grants or Scholarships.

  • Dressage Shows: Memorial Day, Summer Days, and Championship Show – hours volunteered
    • Volunteer coordinator, set-up, scribe, ring steward, warm-up steward, bit check, runner, scoring, awards, stable manager, tear-down
  • XC Schooling at HPNJ – hours volunteered
    • Check in, out-rider or back field monitor
  • Horse Trials – hours volunteered
    • Volunteer coordinator, dressage ring set-up, stadium jump set-up, xc decorators, scribes, ring stewards, warm-up stewards for D, SJ, XC, bit check, runners, xc score collectors, scoring, cross country jump judges, timers, stadium jump crew
  • Turkey Trot – hours volunteered
    • Course marking, check-in, course monitors, course unmarking
  • Article for the Newsletter – 2 hours for each article
  • Organize a clinic – hours approved by the Board
  • Board Position – 12+/- hours, hours approved by the Board
  • Committee member (non-board member) – hours approved by committee Chair
  • Individual Activity (non-board member) – hours approved by the Board
    • Newsletter, Nominating, Show Results, Order Ribbons & Trophies, others
  • Awards Banquet/Silent Auction help (except time required for a grant) – hours volunteered
  • Recruit new members – 1 hour for each new person or past member who hasn’t renewed in two years

Additional Information:

  • If you cannot complete your Year-End Awards volunteer requirements, we offer a volunteer hour buy-out program for $10/hour. Click here for Buyout info
  • Volunteer hours are transferable from person to person and can be earned by people who are not ESDCTA members and transferred to an ESDCTA member for Year End awards or Grants.

For Volunteer Requirements related to Year-End Awards

visit the volunteer requirements for Year-End Awards page

  • for specific information related to the number of hours needed for Year-End Awards
  • for additional rule updates in 2024


For Dressage shows, contact [email protected], and for Eventing activities contact [email protected].

ESDCTA Shows and Events for 2024

Memorial Weekend Dressage: May 25-26, 2024

Location: Horse Park of New Jersey
Contact: [email protected]

ESDCTA X-C Schooling: TBD in 2024

Location: Horse Park of New Jersey
Contact: [email protected]

Summer Days Dressage 1 and 2: July 23-24 2024

Location: USET Foundation, Gladstone, NJ
Contact: [email protected]

ESDCTA NJ Horse Trials: TBD in 2024

Location: Horse Park of New Jersey
Contact: Carey Williams

The Turkey Trot: TBD in 2024

Location: Horse Park of New Jersey
Contact: Gary Maholic, 215.489.1557