Being a volunteer is a great way to watch others competing, get a feel of how dressage competitions run and what makes a good test.
Being a volunteer has so many benefits - give back to the sport, enjoy an equestrian-packed day out, add to your CV, and most importantly - have fun! If you're interested in volunteering with British Dressage, contact the Training & Education Team or your Regional Development Officer for volunteering opportunities in your area:
Being a writer is one of those key volunteering roles that are integral to our sport. If you're also a rider, volunteering to write for a judge will give you an even better insight into what judges are looking for, which can help your own performance!
Regional and technical committees
We have a number of volunteer committees that help support our sport - these comprise of regional committees, where there are different representatives for the key areas, and technical committees, who are selected for their expertise within a particular field to support the relevant area of British Dressage.
Any member of British Dressage can apply to be a part of a regional or technical committee when vacancies are available. All volunteer vacancies will be advertised on our vacancy page.
There's various regional representatives that support our six regions in a wide range of roles - from senior and para riders to judges, youth rider and coaches. If you have knowledge in these areas your region could use your expertise.
Contact your Regional Development Officer for these volunteering opportunities in your area.
For training days, events and filming we invite a wide range of demo riders from various levels and sections to come along and get involved. This can include a lesson with a coach, an assessment from a judge or masterclasses with top experts. If you would like to be considered please contact the Training & Education Team.
The President's Commendation is an award that recognises outstanding contributions, by an individual or group, to dressage in Great Britain. Recipients may have had a long-term or singularly significant impact on the dressage community and will be, without doubt, a stand out example to others. Key to the award is the undoubted and unequivocal excellence of the nominee.