Tales from a BE volunteer: cross country fence judge

To celebrate Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2018), we hear from some key members of the Eventing Family – the volunteers! Next up is cross country fence judge Amanda Cotterill.

“My role involves reporting on the radio every horse over the fence and warning spectators if there is a horse on track behind them. I like meeting lots of new starts – lots of young, up-and-coming riders – and enjoying the view! I do it because hopefully, in the future when my daughter gets to compete at this level, we bring new people into the sport who will give up their time to help these events run. Without the volunteers, the events can’t run. My daughter often volunteers with me – she was nominated for BE Young Volunteer of the Year and says people should do it because you’re helping friends. When you volunteer, you make lots of friends. My husband and son also come along, and they score collect on quad bikes around the grounds. We always come as a family because it’s part of our weekend together and family time is important at the weekend.”

Find out more about volunteering at BE events HERE.