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Volunteers Still Needed for EB CDS Show August 20 and 21!

We need a few more volunteers to help with the upcoming CDS East Bay chapter shows at La Jolla Equestrian Center on August 20 and 21.   

Volunteers are especially needed at Sunday’s show. 

You can volunteer for a half day or full day, and there are a variety of positions available. We will be providing lunch for full day volunteers, water for all volunteers both days, snacks for everyone, and much appreciation for all the volunteers who help to make our shows possible! 

With every four hours of volunteering, you are eligible for an entry in a drawing for next year’s adult amateur clinic lottery or a drawing for a $150 grant towards the CDS Annual Championships or CDS Northern Junior Championships.

 The positions available include:


  • Ring Steward  – Supervise show rings and warm up areas,  Keep show running on time, by making sure all competitors know their position in the queue and the official show time
  • Concierge – Assist competitors with whatever they may need as they prepare to enter the show ring, including removing leg wraps, handing jackets or water bottles to riders, etc
  • Runner – Collect the test sheet from the judge after each ride and bring it to the show office
  • Score Tabulation – Calculate scores and post them after each class is complete
  • Volunteer/Awards Table – Check in volunteers.   Assist competitors picking up test sheets, ribbons, and awards
  • Trailer/Car parking – Direct cars and trailers so that there is enough space for everyone

If you would like to contribute to your dressage community and help make our East Bay chapter shows possible, please volunteer by contacting Amanda Apesos at 510-289-1436 or [email protected]. You can also sign up by using the volunteer form on our website, .

We look forward to a great show!

Volunteer Help Needed!

Silent Auction Tables

Silent Auction Tables

Dear East Bay CDS Members!

The East Bay Chapter is proud to offer our valued Members a vast variety of Special Events, Seminars, Chapter Shows, Socials and Services!  To present these events, support the Website, Sponsorship, Chapter News and maintain compliance with CDS, takes Super Volunteer Power!

We are looking for Members who have an interest in becoming involved and would like to give back to the Dressage Community!

We have these exciting positions available to fill NOW and our capable Board members will TRAIN YOU!  We need your help in the following areas:

Volunteer Committee

Amanda Apesos: [email protected]

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator Assistants

Chapter News Committee

Linda Stalcup: [email protected]

Chapter News Chair

Chapter News Reporters

Sponsorship Committee

Amy Riker-McGirl: [email protected]

Class Sponsorships Coordinator

Sponsorship Development Coordinator

Donation Recognition Coordinator

Shows Committee

Robin Katherman: [email protected]

Show Secretary

Show Management Coordinator

Class Entry Coordinator

Volunteer Liaison

Annual Awards Dinner Committee

Diana Bicksler: [email protected]

Venue Liaison Coordinator

Silent Auction Coordinator

Awards Coordinator

Special Projects and Events Committee
Emily McDonald: [email protected] 

Event Budget Coordinator

Scholarship Coordinator

Community Outreach Committee

Amy Riker-McGirl: [email protected]

Community Liaison Chair

Community Relationship Development Coordinator

Philanthropic Committee

Linda Stalcup: [email protected]

Charitable Giving Chair

Charitable Giving Development Coordinator

If you would like to contribute to your Chapter, and join a dynamic team of enthusiastic Board Members, please email the Committee Coordinator!
Thank you for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you!