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Ring Stewards & Scribes


Thank you to our volunteers!

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator:

Amanda Gifford

To view brief job descriptions, please click on the job titles below.

The primary responsibility of a Ring Steward is to make sure that the competitors go in the show arena on time and in the correct order.

Understanding the timing of dressage shows is key to being a Ring Steward. Understanding the needs of competitors and their coaches is also important. Being a Ring Steward requires a balance of firm adherance to the rules with compassion for frazzled competitors. This is a wonderful position to get to see the horses and riders as they warm up and compete. Stewards are needed both Friday and Saturday.

If you have never been a Dressage Test Scribe before, it is a challenging but rewarding opportunity.  For those with Scribe experience, we need you! For those who have never scribed before, but have good note-taking skills and a fair amount of dressage knowledge, we still have scribe positions to be filled.  Scribes are needed for every test, from the Musical Freestyle to Leadline, FEI to walk-trot, and don’t forget the Prix Caprilli and Dressage Trail!

A Scribe allows the judge to keep his/her eyes on the ride at all times while still giving feedback on every part of the test to the competitor.  Judges depend upon the scribe to quickly, accurately, legibly, and quietly record the scores and comments made for each movement. Scribes are needed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

As a dressage test is like a written riding lesson/training session, scribing is just as educational!

For the best “how to scribe” information, please review the USDF Guide for Scribes (

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator:

Amanda Gifford