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The success of all well run Dressage events is dependent on the talents and commitment of our priceless volunteers.
There are a many ways to get involved in the dressage community and events, not all of them even involving a horse!
Offering to volunteer will give you the opportunity to meet new people, learn new leadership and team skills and develop confidence around horses
There are a vast array of roles supporting and surrounding dressage , without which the activity in most groups or clubs, organisations and events would not be able to function.
Rarely do dressage volunteers use the term ‘volunteer’ to describe their activities. Their roles are varied and they more often see themselves at events as general helpers or assistants, officials, event organisers, writers (for dressage judges) runners (collecting the dressage sheets and collating them for the scorer) or stewards. Supporting events and clubs behind the scenes are treasurers, judges officers, secretaries, committee members, media co-ordinators, and photographers.
Volunteering is a great way to meet people and make new friends who have similar interests to you. It is also an easy way to gain experience, develop more confidence, learn new, or enhance your skills. Relieve yourself from domestic drudgery!
Look out for local volunteering opportunities on your Local Group Website or Facebook Page or contact your local group directly to offer your skills and reap the many rewards that volunteering brings.
Dressage NZ Board positions are all volunteer roles.
DNZ Board – when positions become vacant
Island Young Rider Conveners – when positions become vacant
Island Rider Representative – when positions become vacant
Judge, Technical Delegate, Steward
Bates National Dressage Championships
Equestrian Entries NZ Under 25 Dressage Championships
Livamol World Dressage Challenge
Elite Equine North Island Future Stars Championships