Central New York Dressage & Combined Training Association

Promoting dressage and eventing as art and sport through competitions, clinics and educational activities.

CNYD&CTA is a volunteer organization.  We are always looking for people like you to help connect, enrich and grow
our community.  It’s fun and easy.  No experience is required.  Please check our list of events to see if there is a date that could work for you. Reach out to the manager of a show if you can help by being a volunteer.  You can volunteer as much or as little as you like, there is no pressure.  

We even offer discounts to our Year-End Awards Banquet based on the amount of time you have volunteered over the year.  Volunteering is a great opportunity to educate yourself, feel more comfortable at a show and build community between fellow riders.  We look forward to welcoming you!  Please help sustain CNYD&CTA by submitting a volunteer form today!

Getting involved as a volunteer

"We depend on the contribution of Volunteers to make all our events possible.

 Please show your support and sign up to volunteer today!"


Volunteer Benefits Include:
Free Volunteer T-Shirt
Your volunteer hours turns to discounts!
• 4 volunteer hours= $5.00 off the banquet price.
• 8 or more volunteer hours= $10.00 off banquet price. (Limit $10 off)•

Volunteer Details & Useful Information:

  • Ring Set-up (typically the Friday or Saturday before the show date)
  • Ring Breakdown Pickup & clean up(at end of show) 
  • Jump Set Up (typically the Friday or Saturday before the show date) & Break Down.
  • Greeter – hands out numbers to competitor, help direct people where to find bathrooms, water, etc.
  • Scribe – You write down the scores and comments from the judge. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn more about what judges are looking for and theory. USDF Guide for Scribes
  • Runner – Transfers test from scribe to scorer, this job allows you to be able to watch tests
  • Scorer - Tallies up the coefficients and score the test, records the scores on the board
    How to Score a Dressage Test  Scoring Guidelines for Eventing
  • Ring Steward – Keeps the show flowing smoothly – makes sure riders are present in warm up ring, wearing their numbers and in approve gear.  As well as make sure riders  know who they are after and when they are next in the show arena to help keep the show running on time. USDF Ring Steward Overview
  • Show Manager - Volunteer, facility & judge coordinator and the day of management. Volunteer Signup Sheet  * Manager Checklist