Soon horse trials will begin again and events will be needing our help volunteering for various roles. If you haven't helped before then doing some jump judging is a great way to start. There are many roles though - dressage stewarding, XC control, XC scoring, warm up stewarding amongst others so if you want to help but are unsure what you can bring then do get in touch with organisers as they will be very happy to have you!
If you haven't been jump judging before then don't worry, you will be invited to a briefing at the start of the day and will have a copy of the judges guide to refer to if unsure.
Its a fun day, I've done several over the years and I have put together a checklist of items that you may find useful if you take them along with you. Over the years I have added to it so as you can see its quite long, don't worry you don't NEED these things but I do like to be prepared for any eventuality so created this for myself, and now - in case you find it useful - I'm sharing it with you! You can download the doc below too if it helps!
1.4x4 car (sometimes easier to get out at the end of the day!)
3.Lap mate each person (easier to write on)
4.Pencils & pens
5.Whistle (normally provided by the organisers)
6.Folding chair each
7.Blanket for legs
13.Warm coat/waterproof coat
16.Wellies (water jump)
18.Change of shoes/socks
19.Jump leads (must have - I have needed them before!)
21.Biodegradable Baby wipes/ or flannel/water to freshen up
23.Black bin bag (take rubbish home!)
24.Lead rope (in case of horse catching)
27.Cool box to use as a table (large box)
28..Cable ties for flag repair!
Food/Drink (Organisers often provide but just in case)
Dogs - if taking
1. Dog stake out tether
6. Water container filled
7. travel bowl
8. extra dog bed