Volunteering?

Volunteering?

All help, from little to big, is happily welcomed!

Finnish Hobbyhorse Championships 2023 is again the all time biggest hobbyhorse event in the world. Even with thousands of hours of volunteer work, the competition needs a lot of concrete work during the weekend 14th June to 15th June 2023.

Dear hobbyhorseist, hobbyhorseist’s parent/grandparent/godfather/godmother/other corresponding adult, we need your help to make the event happen!

Choose one of multiple volunteering tasks that you could take care of/help us with during Friday 14th June to Saturday 15th June. Even a short time is a big help and is gratefully welcomed!

Volunteering, according to its name, is not a paid job. For those volunteers who work about 6 hours we can provide a warm meal and coffee at the arena for free, free ticket to the Saturdays event and a T-shirt.

There’s a lot of different volunteering tasks with different schedules and for different ages. Amongst all the volunteers prevails a great mood of helping and making the competition happen, which makes the event experience special. There’s whole families involved. Underage volunteers are their guardian’s responsibility. Volunteers without a guardian must be over 14 years old.

All the volunteers must fill their own registration form. If you want to change only a few parts of the registration, cancel your first registration and fill a completely new one. Inform us your usability and commit to your jobs that you have registered to. If changes occur, inform us as soon as possible. Questions and other communication happens through email keppihevostensm@gmail.com.

We’re in contact with all the volunteers about the schedule and more precise information on the end of May at the latest.

Volunteering jobs

Checks in the event visitors and works as a ticket seller and in the cloakroom. Requires the age of 18 or over, trustworthy, ability to operate money and payment devices and customer service skills. Would be good to be present on Friday evening and Saturday 8:00 – 19:00, but the actual work is emphasized on Saturday morning and day.

Amount: 6 people

Lobby workers’ assistants, who among other things changes the wristbands and takes care of other things that help with the lobby work. The work is emphasized especially on the Saturday morning 8:00 – 12:00.

Amount: 3 people

Lifts the poles on the course and flags the starts/ends. Work happens during the showjumping classes on the competition day. Volunteers have to be committed to work during the whole class. Inform us when and which classes you are available.

Amount: about 14 people

Many different types of tasks for all the ages. From carrying the furniture to arranging and different kinds of smaller tasks, like putting up the start lists. On demolition work, dismantling and cleaning the event place.

Amount: A lot, all different kinds of volunteers are needed!

Setting up flowers and other decorating chores

Requires ability to use computers and Excel, timing, announcements in Finnish  (also we’re looking for an assistant with ability to do English announcements for International-class). Tasks can be shared with the judge. Inform us if you could also work as a judge in a possible emergency (for example if the judge gets sick). We’re looking for showjumping assistants for International 70cm, Open 70cm style evaluation, and for high jumping class. Tell us your usability during the classes. Age limit 15 years old.

Requires the ability to use computers and Excel, timing, announcements in Finnish  (also we’re looking for an assistant with ability to do English announcements for International-class). Tasks can be shared with the assistant. The judge has to know the association’s showjumping rules. We’re looking for a judge for International 70cm, Open 70cm style evaluation, and for high jumping class. Sign up for judging through email keppihevostensm@gmail.com . Tell us about yourself (at least name and age) and about your experience as a judge, and which class/classes you are interested in judging. Age limit for a judge is 15 years old.

Sign up for volunteering!

Want to be part of making the biggest hobbyhorse event? Great! Sign up for volunteering. Contact us via email for further information keppihevostensm@gmail.com.