Volunteers are at the heart of all our shows at Course Brook Farm. We need about 80 volunteers on the day of our recognized horse trials just to make the show happen. We make do with fewer for our schooling shows but could always use more help!
Course Brook is fortunate to have a dedicated group of people who spend time throughout the season painting jumps, setting and decorating courses, weeding the water complex and more. We love them all and can't wait to welcome you to the team! Fill out the volunteer form below to connect with our wonderful volunteer coordinator, Janet Sinclair, and let the fun begin!
This list is by no means comprehensive but it will give you an idea of the types of things our volunteers do. Some jobs require experience while others are great for on the job training.
It was a chilly October morning before sunrise when my husband bumped into me in the hallway, and declared “you must be crazy!” I smirked back as I put on my hat and gloves, and said, “yes, us horse people are crazy but in a good way” and off I went to meet up with my fellow volunteers at the Course Brook Horse Trials. As an “outsider” it might seem a little “crazy” to be up and out of the house at 6am to go stand outside all day in the elements among large furry beasts. But I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday—among good friends, talented riders, beautiful horses, and hard-working volunteers surrounded by the great outdoors. I truly look forward to my opportunities to work at the CBF Horse Trials and Schooling Shows; the events are well-organized and the staff a joy to work with and I love to give back to the community which has given me and my daughter so much over the past decade. The Eventing World has taught us so much about determination, perseverance, and dedication—and it is wonderful to witness all these great characteristics in action at a horse trial. As a volunteer, I not only get to see some fantastic riding but also get to connect with this awesome community—and there is nothing like the smile on the face of a competitor after they have achieved their personal best in a phase! I feel blessed to be a part of the Course Brook Farm volunteer corp and all the wonderful memories (and lots of laughs) I have from helping out at the shows! And yes, we might be crazy but crazy for horses, riding and friends—plus you get to wear a really gorgeous silky blue volunteer penny all day! So come join the fun and be a volunteer!