Why Become a Volunteer?

We are always looking for reliable, fun, enthusiastic people to help us during Burgham International Horse Trials, you don't need any experience or even be particularly horsey! If you are interested in volunteering we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email Alison Weddell at weddell42@gmail.com or phone/text 07900 231904.

There are many roles which volunteers fill at the event:

Cross Country Jump Judging:

This can be either Saturday or Sunday, and we ask jump judges to come for a whole day if possible, to minimise vehicles on the course and to avoid delays between classes. 

The day typically starts with a full briefing at 8.00am and usually lasts until around 6.00pm, and each fence has 2 people judging, so you can come as a pair or we will find you a partner for the day. 

We can give you all the training you need. See our Jump Judge Training page for more information.

Some of the benefits of volunteering to be a jump judge...


  • Packed Lunch and regular drinks provided for the day you volunteer.
  • Regular comfort breaks throughout the day as required.
  • Free entry to the event for the WHOLE weekend.
  • Free jump judge training to British Eventing standard
  • Bacon Sandwiches at the briefing!!!!!!!

If you love the idea of helping but can’t commit to a whole day, please get in touch, as volunteers run the XC collecting ring, help the scorers, are XC crossing stewards and assist in the show jumping arenas.


Dressage Stewarding:

We are always looking out for helpers who can give us a few hours of their day to steward arenas or write for judges. 

You would normally steward for a section, and then you are free to enjoy the event in your own time.  Refreshments are provided and you will have free entry with a volunteers wristband.  You don’t need to be experienced, as full guidance will be given on the day. Please contact Janet Cornhill if you are interested on janetcornhill@gmail.com 


Thank you for helping to make the only International status event in Northumberland happen!


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