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Volunteering

   
We are a club built on volunteers who make The St. Louis Area Dressage Society and its events possible! Please consider volunteering with us!


Rewards Program

This program was developed to earn various level of rewards based on your volunteer hours. Your accumulated volunteer hours will fulfill your requirement for the End of Year Awards and, in addition, will qualify you for the rewards listed below.  We have many opportunities for you volunteer.


If there are discrepancies, contact the volunteer coordinator. It will be your responsibility to ensure that you are credited for all hours worked.

How do I earn hours for 2022 Awards?

Volunteers and Competitors, show season is just around the corner. Don’t forget that you need a minimum of 8 hrs of volunteer service for recognized show awards and 4 hrs of service for schooling show awards.  These hours must be earned at a SLADS run event, partnership run shows do not count towards year end awards, but I am sure they appreciate your volunteer time as well!  Shows where volunteer hours can be earned include SLADS recognized schooling shows, the SLADS August Classic I&II, and the Regional Championship September 8–11, 2022 at the National Equestrian Center. Volunteer time can also be earned serving on committees.

 

Volunteer Year End Reward


A volunteer’s name will be drawn at the SLADS Year-End Banquet. The individual whose name is pulled will be credited with up to $150 to participate in a SLADS-sponsored clinic, symposium, or schooling show.

To be eligible to have your name entered in the drawing, you must have worked 16 hours as a volunteer (8 of those hours must be worked at a recognized SLADS show). For each 8 hours that you work, your name will be entered into the drawing; doubling, tripling, your chances to win.

SLADS Board members are not eligible for this drawing.

Volunteer Job Descriptions


ARENA CREW


Duties include:

  • Assist in set up or take downs of arenas at shows






RING STEWARDS


Duties include:

  • Minds ring schedule, manages warm-up, bit/whip checks
  • There are different shifts to choose from each day of a rated show


SCRIBES


Duties include:

  • Transcribe for judges ( A great way to learn/improve tests at all levels!)
  • There are different shifts to choose from each day of a show


SCORER AND SCORING ASSISTANTS


Duties Include:

  • Tabulates tests, posts scores, pins classes, etc.

RUNNERS

 

Duties Include:

  • Transport tests from judges stand to office for scoring.
  • Work under the leadership of the volunteer coordinator and head scorer




 

AWARDS TABLE


Duties Include:

  • Sign out ribbons and awards to competitors
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Sarah Szachnieski
seszachnieski@gmail.com



COMPETITORS…
DON’T BE AFRAID TO VOLUNTEER! WE WILL WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR RIDE TIMES!