Thank you for volunteering at MCTA’s 2022 Recognized event at Shawan Downs! 

  Please update your phone number and email address in eventing volunteers in case we need to reach you!

I will communicate through a text or email if plans change.

Click on event day to sign up

MARCH 20 - Volunteer Day at Shawan Downs!

Join us 10am-4pm for a clean up /organizing day at Shawan Downs

IF the weather cooperates, we will be weed whacking, painting, and general spring maintenance. 

APRIL 15- Volunteer Day at Shawan Downs

Join us 12:00-6:00 for a clean up/ painting day at Shawan Downs

 we will be weed whacking, painting, and general spring maintenance. 

Additional information and Briefing times will be sent out the week of the event, but check this page for any updates to the schedule.


This beautiful facility is located at 1401 Shawan Road in Cockeysville, MD 21030. The main gate is on the right, about two miles past The Oregon

    Grille (stoplight at Shawan Rd & Cuba/Beaver Dam Rd) on the right if you’re coming from I-83 and points East. 

If coming from Reisterstown and points West, the main gate is on your left, about 500 yards past the John Brown General & Butchery (at the intersection     of Tufton/Shawan Rd and Falls Rd). 


     SATURDAY, 6/4

          Dressage: Dressage starts at TBD

          Show Jumping: TBD

          Cross Country: TBD


A signed, USEA non-competitor waiver is required from each volunteer. If you have a profile on this website, you can check to see that your waiver is

    valid by clicking on the “My Waivers” tab. 

If you have a signed waiver in the system, you do not need to bring a printout, but if you do not have a signed waiver in the system, we will ask you to

    read and sign one upon arrival. Alternatively, if you cannot find the waiver on the Eventing Volunteers website, use this link to access the

    waiver and use [email protected] as the email address to

    forward the waiver.


This is a rain-or-shine event

Plan A is to keep fingers crossed for beautiful forecast! But Plan B, if it rains, is that we get you and your vehicle as close to your jump as possible - an organizer or steward will be there to help you get situated. 

Please remember to bring everything you need to be comfortable sitting in the middle of a field - layered clothing, bug spray, umbrella, waterproof boots /

    shoes, water, snacks - for several hours.


There will be a food truck on the premises, but drinks, water, and snacks will be provided to all volunteers and bagged lunch will also be provided to our full day volunteers. 

6. VOLUNTEER SWAG - the second best part of the event 


NOTE: PLEASE remember to check in & out on the VIP app so we can accurately track volunteer hours for MCTA’s year-end awards and for our

    volunteers recognition program. If you are volunteering to satisfy a volunteer or community service hours requirement and need a specific form signed,

    please bring that with you and one of the organizers or stewards will sign that for you. Any questions? Contact us! 


Volunteer Information & Resources: 

USEA Volunteering Information

Volunteer Tutorial Videos

USDF Guideline's for Scribes

Dogs are allowed on the premises, but they MUST be leashed at all times and should not be a distraction to you (while you are volunteering) or to the competitors during the event. Thank you for your cooperation.