Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Plantation Field. Click the "Events" tab above to select the date you would like to volunteer. From there you can select from available positions. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions or problems signing up, we look forward to seeing you soon at the Best.Event.Ever!

General Information for Volunteers

Please use 347 Green Valley Road, Coatesville PA 19320 as the GPS address for arrival. From Unionville, take Rte 82 north and turn right on Green Valley Rd. The driveway entrance will be on the left.


Please refer to emails from your volunteer coordinator about specific arrival times. Email [email protected] with any questions. 


Lunch and snacks are provided for all volunteer shifts. Please let your volunteer coordinator know about any food allergies in advance. 


All job-related equipment will be provided. Please wear clothing and shoes that are weather-appropriate, and be prepared for any sudden weather changes- layers, sunscreen, rain gear and extra socks are always a good idea!


Volunteer Resources

Plantation Field CIC Volunteer Recognition Program

To give back to our volunteers who provide so much to us throughout the year, we offer a a grand prize raffle drawing annually. The winner receives $1,000 towards a trip to Land Rover Kentucky Three Day Event. The more you volunteer, the greater your chances of winning!

We also hold drawings every horse show weekend exclusively for our volunteers. Sign up every weekend for your best chance to win! 

Volunteer Opportunities

There are many volunteer opportunities through out the year associated with the Plantation Field Horse Trials.  Following are some of the areas in which volunteers are needed for each and every event:

Prior to the Event

  • Dressage Arena Setup
  • Cross Country Flagging
  • Stabling Assistant
  • Signage

On Dressage Day

  • Dressage Scribes
  • Dressage Runners
  • Bit Check
  • Dressage Warm-up Stewards
  • Scoring Assistants

On Cross Country and Stadium Day

  • Stadium Managers
  • Stadium Timers
  • Stadium Jump Crew
  • Stadium Scribes
  • Stadium Runners
  • Cross Country Timers
  • Cross Country Fence Judges
  • Cross Country Starters
  • Scoring Assistants

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

Items to remember:

Please NO dogs on the cross course

Lunches provided, please let us know of any dietary restrictions or allergies. 

As necessary, we assign multiple judges to each fence, this is due to multiple jumps, location of jump, experience of judges, etc.  Please don't ask to move to a different jump or to have others assigned with you to move.  There is a method to our madness!

The organizers ask that you please leave your furry friends at home. 

Please bring a chair, suitable clothing and a stop watch or a watch with a second hand.

Don't forget this time of year it maybe a little brisk or damp out, please be prepared to weather changes.

The event will go rain or shine, in the past years we have had everything from rain to hail!  Vehicles are allowed on course (four wheel drive recommended).