Volunteer

Volunteer

We love our fantastic volunteers. The Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event would not be the wonderful event that it is without them!

 

If you would like to get involved with the 2023 Kentucky Classic Combined Driving Event, please email KYClassicCDEHillcroft@gmail.com.

 

Please Note:

Volunteers, please arrive using the following address:

 

287 Tarr Road

Paris, Kentucky 40361

 

Once you turn onto Tarr Road, it will be the second set of Hillcroft Farm gates on your left. Directional signage will also be present to assist you, and direct you to the volunteer parking area and headquarters.

Dressage

PositionDescriptionDress Code
Gate StewardResponsible for opening and closing the gate into the main dressage arena for each competitor.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
ScribeWrite the judge’s comments and marks for each competitor at the event. You will be provided with all of the equipment that you will need for the day on the morning of the event. You will be sitting with the judge in the judges box.
Good writing and listening skills are required for this job. This job also requires confidentiality, so you may not discuss anything that is said by the judge with anyone.
Nice top and slacks OR dress Hat
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Warm-Up StewardResponsible for controlling the flow of competitors from the warm-up area to the main dressage arena.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Hospitality AssistantDelivers drinks, snacks, etc. to stationary volunteers.
You will be provided with a golf cart for this purpose.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Score CollectorCollects the score sheets from each judge and brings them to the scoring office.
This job requires a fair amount of walking, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Wheel Measurement AssistantAssists the FEI Steward with wheel measurement and records each measurement on the paperwork provided.
You will be required to stand for short periods of time and bend over to use a measuring stick. You will be also required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)

Marathon

PositionDescriptionDress Code
Timer at Start of Section AThis job requires the use of a special timing clock and filling out a timecard for each competitor. The competitor carries this card with them. Neat handwriting is a plus.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Timer at End of Section AThis job requires the use of a special timing clock and filling out a timecard for each competitor. The competitor carries this card with them. Neat handwriting is a plus.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Timer at Start of Section BThis job requires the use of a special timing clock and filling out a timecard for each competitor. The competitor carries this card with them. Neat handwriting is a plus.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Timer at End of Section BThis job requires the use of a special timing clock and filling out a timecard for each competitor. The competitor carries this card with them. Neat handwriting is a plus.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Obstacle Hold-Up TimerResponsible for timing if a competitor is “held up” for any reason while they are out on course. You will be required to use a stopwatch, which will be provided to you. You will also be shown how to work the stopwatch.
This job requires a fair amount of standing, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Obstacle Observer/JudgeResponsible for observing the path/track that each competitor takes through the assigned driving obstacle. You will be “briefed” the morning of the competition on what to look for.
This job requires a fair amount of standing, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Obstacle ScribeRecords the path or track, referred to as the “gate sequence” that each competitor takes through the assigned driving obstacle on the obstacle score sheet. Good listening and writing skills are a plus.
This job requires a fair amount of walking, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Obstacle TimerResponsible for timing each competitor in the assigned driving obstacle.
You will be required to use a stopwatch, which will be provided to you. You will also be shown how to work the stopwatch. You will also be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Vet Box TimerResponsible for timing each competitor as they enter the vet box. Competitors are allowed 10 minutes in the vet box. You are responsible for keeping track of the time and letting each competitor know when their time is up and that they have to proceed to the Start of Section B. You will be “briefed” on the procedure to use by the vet that has been assigned to the vet box the morning of the event.Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Vet Box ScribeResponsible for writing down the temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) of each equine that comes into the vet box. The vet takes these measurements and relays them to the scribe. Good writing and listening skills are a plus.
This job requires a fair amount of standing, so we recommend you wear comfortable shoes.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Vet Box AssistantHelps the vet take temperature, pulse, and respiration (TPR) of each equine that comes into the vet box. Some experience with equines is a plus.Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Office AssistantAssists the scorer with filing, as well as other miscellaneous tasks in the show office.Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Hospitality AssistantDelivers drinks, snacks, etc. to stationary volunteers.
You will be provided with a golf cart for this purpose.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Score CollectorResponsible for picking up score sheets from each of the driving obstacles and delivering them to the show office.
You will be provided with some form of transportation for this job, and work under the director of the Scorer.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)

Cones

PositionDescriptionDress Code
Awards AssistantWill help with the presentation of the awards at the completion of the classes.Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Cones ScribeSit with the judge and keep track of the errors on course. The judge tells you what the errors are, and you record them on a score sheet that you will be provided. Good listening and writing skills are a plus.Nice top and slacks OR dress Hat
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Cones SetterChange the distance between the cones for competitors based on the size of their competition vehicle. You will be given a measuring stick and instructed on its use to adjust the cones. Good listening skills are a plus.
You will be standing and bending over to adjust the cones approximately every 4 to 5 minutes, and you should figure on about 5-6 hours of competition.
You will be required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the Cones Steward to give you the correct setting for the cones. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Recommendation: Bring a chair with you, as well as bug spray or whatever is necessary for you to have a comfortable day outside.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Cones TimerResponsible for timing each competitor’s trip on the cones course. You will be required to use a stopwatch, which will be provided to you. You will also be shown how to work the stopwatch.Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Hospitality AssistantDelivers drinks, snacks, etc. to stationary volunteers.
You will be provided with a golf cart for this purpose.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Office AssistantAssists in the show office with anything required.Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)
Wheel Measurement AssistantAssists the FEI Steward with wheel measurement and records each measurement on the paperwork provided.
You will be required to stand for short periods of time and bend over to use a measuring stick. You will be also required to use a radio (walkie-talkie) as a way of communication with the officials and the show office. You will be instructed on the use of the radio.
Khaki’s
Kentucky Classic CDE cap (provided)
Kentucky Classic Lanyard (provided)