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How to become an equestrian volunteer

Want to get more confident around horses or brush up your skills? Join tens of thousands of volunteers who give up their time to volunteer in equestrian sports.

Help out at a local riding school

You don’t even have to get your hands dirty. Centres need help with IT, PR and fundraising, as well as taking care of the horses.

Take part in an event

Train for volunteering and officiating roles for many events held across the country, such as judging, scoring, timekeeping and announcing.

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Promote equestrian sports

Do you have research, journalism or photography skills? Riding schools, clubs and equestrian events need you.

For more inspiration or information go to the British Equestrian Federation website.

Pick a sport for you

Showjumping, eventing and dressage might hog the limelight, but there are lots of other equestrian sports that would welcome your time.

There’s vaulting (gymnastics on horseback), endurance riding, horseball, polocrosse, and other mounted games, all around the UK.

Support disabled riders

Over 18,000 volunteers a year help out at Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Volunteers assist disabled children and older riders with their sessions.

Be a future leader

Under 25? Apply for the Young Equestrian Leaders Award, designed to recognise the time and effort young volunteers give to equestrianism.