The sport of horse trials relies on the generosity of its volunteers. Events would not be able to run without them and we are incredibly grateful for their enthusiasm. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers to our events. You do not need to have any experience and all necessary training will be given. We have a fantastic group of people who help at all our events, they create such camaraderie and everyone is so friendly, there really is a great feeling of being part of a team.

We are constantly in need of volunteers and there are a variety of roles available, to suit a range of interests. For more information about each of these roles, please click here.


VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORMS 2021
Please complete an online application form for each event you wish to help at.

Barbury International Horse Trials (8th – 11th July 2021) – We have closed online applications for this event, if you are interested in volunteering please contact us at [email protected] 

Barbury Unaffiliated ODE (17th – 18th July 2021) – We have closed online applications for this event, if you are interested in volunteering please contact us at[email protected] 

Cholmondeley Castle Horse Trials (31st July & 1st August 2021)

Cholmondeley Castle Unaffiliated ODE (7th & 8th August 2021)

Burnham Market (2) Horse Trials (11th – 12th September 2021)

Cirencester Park Unaffiliated ODE  (25th & 26th September 2021)

If you would like a PDF form emailed  that can be printed out, filled out and posted to us – please pop an email to [email protected]


Please Note: Although there is no BE age limit for officials, anyone over 75 years will not be covered by the BE personal accident insurance policy.  As cross country fence judges need to be able to move quickly in an emergency (both physically and mentally) we would prefer that there were at least two people under 76 years of age at each fence.  However we would welcome older cross country judges to make up a trio.


VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

The sport of eventing relies heavily on volunteers and without such support, the events would be impossible to run. As a small token of our appreciation we have introduced a number of volunteer benefits.

Thank You Gifts  

Each volunteer will receive a small thank you gift for every event you help at.  These will be distributed on the day via your head of department, i.e. chief steward.

Start Fee Vouchers

All volunteers will be entitled to a £15.00 start fee voucher for each day of volunteering at a Musketeer British Eventing Affiliated Event. These vouchers can be redeemed on any start fee at any Musketeer Event (Cirencester Park, Burnham Market, Whitfield, Houghton, Barbury, Cholmondeley, Burnham Market (2)).

Please be aware that the following conditions apply to the vouchers:

  1. Vouchers must be claimed at the event you are volunteering at. They are available from the secretary. Unfortunately vouchers cannot be issued retrospectively.
  2. Vouchers are not transferable and can only be used by the person named on the voucher. The volunteer must be either the rider, owner or parent of the rider, in order to redeem.
  3. Please be aware that there is an expiry date on the voucher. We are unable to redeem expired vouchers.
  4. Only one voucher can be used per transaction.

Course Walk at Burghley Horse Trials

We will host a course walk at Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday 3rd September 2020. All our 2020 event volunteers are welcome to join us.

Prize Draws

Volunteer Prize draws take place at each event and all volunteers will automatically be entered into these. On top of this, we also have our great Christmas Prize Draw which features a large number of superb prizes. You will automatically gain one entry for each day you volunteer at a Musketeer event, so the more you help us, the more chances you have to win!


MUSKETEER VOLUNTEER PRIZE DRAW 2020 – Coming soon…


Photo caption: MEM volunteers enjoying a course walk with Gary Parsonage at Land Rover Burghley 2018