Get Involved!


If riding isn't for you, or you are unable to compete right now, there are many volunteer opportunities which allow you to be included in the fun and excitement of the sport. Our events can't happen without generous people who donate their time.  We offer letters to verify volunteer hours for schools and mileage credit for those members of ECTRA's volunteer program. Below are some examples of our main areas of need, though other opportunities do exist depending on the ride.


We're testing out online signups for volunteers, so look for that on our events page in the future!

Hospitality Volunteer
  • Assist with set up/break down of meals

  • Man tables and serve food to riders and volunteers

  • Serve as point person for caterer (if applicable)

Timing Volunteer
  • Work in the timing tent to coordinate rider times

  • Check riders in and out of holds

  • Calculate appropriate hold times

Recording and P&R Volunteer
  • Assist the Veterinarian by recording their notes on each horse

  • Take pulse and respiration of horse

  • Record pulse and respiration

Trail Volunteer
  • Help set up trail markings prior to ride and break down after

  • Man a turn or on-trail station with food for riders

  • Man a checkpoint on-trail and record rider numbers as they pass

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