Helping Us to Help You

January 16, 2019

In order to give you more of the clinics and events you want, we need your help with running them! From setting up, meeting and greeting, to writing and fence judging - there's plenty to be done.


Aspley Guise and District Riding Club is a friendly club which is run by a small committee. All are unpaid volunteers and without your help it would be impossible to provide the events that we do. To keep the club running smoothly we need your help!


The organising we generally have covered (though if you are interested in organising events for the club, we will always welcome your input and support), but all these events we have planned for you cannot go ahead if we do not have a number of volunteers to set up and help on the day. Please consider the events which you can be available to help at, and volunteer when you can.


And it's not just our Summer Dressage League. Helpers are needed for all of our events (clinics and all) to make them possible.


So please don't leave it to someone else -  we are ALWAYS in need of willing members to come forward and volunteer to help!


Contact Lauren Hewett, Volunteer Coordinator, on to book in now.


Thank you for supporting your riding club!




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So why add your name to our list of volunteers?


Well, there are lots of reasons why you might consider helping the club! Including:


1. Volunteering and helping at our events and team qualifiers is a great way of getting involved with the club and it's activities without riding

2. Which means it's also a great way of meeting people!

3. For every 2 hours (or team competition) you help for you can earn 2 league points, giving you more chance to win an annual award

4. You stand more chance of wining the Shield for Outstanding Volunteer Award

5. It's a great opportunity to support our teams! Without helpers, our teams cannot compete and represent the club

6. It keeps our club going and allows us to run more events. We want to be able to offer you more chances to get to club events, but without helpers and volunteers we struggle to run them - so with your help we will be able to offer more and keep the club going!




No need to worry about that!


You don't need to commit loads of time, just an hour or two is a great help to us.


And we promise we won't call on you every time - we have our dedicated Volunteer Coordinator on the committee who ensures that we're not just calling on the same people time and time again (unless you want us too!!).


And if you're worried about how far you might need to travel? Our events are held all round the local area! There's sure to be something nearby, so you won't need to travel any further than you want to.




You don't necessarily need a mountain of skills and knowledge to be a club volunteer - our committee are always on hand and contactable to offer guidance and support where necessary. Everyone is welcome to volunteer - there is something for everyone, so please do get involved!


There are a wide range of jobs available depending on what type of event you help at. You can help at social events, training clinics/camps, club competitions (such as the Dressage League) and team competitions. So jobs can be anything from meeting, greeting and getting tea right through to pole picking, car park stewarding, fence judging, and test writing/scoring. There is literally something for everyone!

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Aspley Guise & District Riding Club are a growing fun and friendly riding club for riders of all ages - juniors and seniors alike!

We welcome riders of all abilities, whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced competitor - or somewhere in between! We also welcome non-riding members!



We have a wide membership base: from Northampton down to Hemel Hempstead, and from Bedford across to Banbury - and everywhere in between. Our training and events are held all over Area 7, mainly covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

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