Welcome to the 2023 Loch Moy Farm/MDHT EventingVolunteers.com page!
Thank you so much for volunteering at Loch Moy Farm! We could not run our events without the vital support from our volunteers! Because we appreciate you so much, here is what you will receive for a full day of volunteering:
Volunteers who work a full day will receive your CHOICE OF:
· A Schooling Pass good on XC schooling course by entrance, SJ rings, dressage rings, gallop track, indoor, river trails, and the Competition course on specific days. This pass is non-transferable outside of the family. The expiration for all passes and certificates will be 6 months from the date of the event. NO EXCEPTIONS on expiration date!
· 1 raffle ticket for a chance to win a 2023 Maryland 5* 2nd Tier Event package for 2 (4 days, including hospitality) Thursday, October 19 -Sunday, October 22, 2023 OR $1,000, your choice. No limit to the number of raffle tickets in lieu of a schooling pass.
· ** A $65 gift certificate issued to yourself or a person of your choosing, good for xc schooling course, all weather rings (when available), or competition course schooling ($65 value), indoor ring schooling, SJ schooling, dressage ring schooling or MDHT/LMF logo wear. Also good as a $65 value towards an unrecognized event/show at Loch Moy Farm. All gift certificates are good for 6 months from the date of issue. No exceptions. This option is available to volunteers up to 3 times per year.
DRESSAGE VOLUNTEERS BONUS: We have great dressage opportunities for USDF/USEF as well as unrecognized events/shows. When Volunteering for dressage, you will ALSO receive 1 dressage only entry to any unrecognized show (Starter, PYT or Twilight) that has the Dressage Only option, as well as an entry for an upcoming dressage clinic (Donna Goetchel,summer 2023) held at Loch Moy Farm. These perks are IN ADDITION to the above choices. If you have any requests for clinicians you'd like to see, please text Carolyn at 301-514-0111.
****UPDATE on Summer dressage clinic with Donna Gatchell****
We will be offering private lessons with Donna Gatchell on July 1 in the indoor arena at Loch Moy Farm for the 10 dressage volunteers with the most hours through June. Every hour counts so sign up TODAY!!
*****UPDATE on Fall Dressage Clinic with Barbara Strawson****
This clinic will be held for our dressage volunteers with the top hours for the second half of 2023. This clinic will be held on October 29 in the competition rings. Lessons will either be private or 2 person to a lesson.
Dressage Volunteers should email [email protected]
at least 1 day BEFORE closing date of the event
you would like to ride in. If a volunteer signs up for dressage volunteering 2 or more times, they will receive either 2 dressage tests of choice entries or a Fix A Test entry.
Loch Moy Farm is continuing to use Compete Easy for all unrecognized events (Starters, Twilights, PYTs). Dressage Scribes will be using the scribing system on Compete Easy called LiveScore Dressage (download from your app store). You can practice this at home preferably on a tablet or it may also work on a phone. The XC jump judging and timing app is called Jumping by Nominate Pty Ltd. You can download this to your phone to practice beforehand. We have a group of videos that will explain how to use everything and is posted on the following link. There are videos already uploaded to the MDHT/Loch Moy Farm YouTube channel.
As always, we provide lunch/snacks, after-event dinner parties & great logo wear for you!*NEW FOR 2023*
If you volunteered 40+ hours in 2022, you will be allowed to transfer your passes to non-family members this year. Talk to Carolyn for more information!
Our events run rain or shine so please plan on being here no matter what the weather. If you have any questions before the event, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Gena, at 240-388-2400. Any questions or concerns on the day of the event, please contact Carolyn at 301-514-0111. There will be a volunteer email sent out 2 days prior to each event with arrival times and other pertinent information. If you don’t receive an email, please look at the app for announcements or through eventingvolunteers.com (the red bullhorn).
NEW VOLUNTEERS PLEASE NOTE: There is a free eventingvolunteers.com app for both iphones and androids. The app allows volunteers to see all announcements, check in and check out at each event. You will be receiving an email or alert advising you to check in on the morning of your event. You can do that once you arrive at Loch Moy Farm. You can also check out through the app (or through your email). If you forget to check in/check out, eventingvolunteers.com will send a reminder email the following day asking you to update your hours. If you have any problems with this, please contact Gena at 240-388-2400.
If you, as a volunteer, are mistreated by ANYONE (competitor, official, parent, coach), please call Carolyn immediately at 301-514-0111. If you witness someone being mistreated, call Carolyn immediately. We cannot do anything about situations if we are not told during the event. We love our volunteers and want to make sure that you are treated with the utmost respect.