Volunteer

Our events would be impossible without the help of our tremendous volunteers. Whether you are fulfilling Young Rider hours, donating your time as an Eventing Parent, or simply assisting us to be a part of the excitement, THANK YOU for helping to make The Event at Woodside possible.

October Horse Trials Volunteer Sign-Up

Volunteer Sign-Up for Cross-Country

Volunteer Sign-Up for Show Jumping

Volunteer Sign-Up for Dressage

 

The Fearless 5

The faces behind volunteer coordination at The Event at Woodside

 

Cassie Harkins

Co-Chief Fence Judge and Cross-Country Steward

“I rode in my first event in 1966 or 67 and have been involved with the sport , as a competitor, groom and volunteer, ever since. Over the years I have done almost every job associated with competition, from cutting brush for cross-country fences and running dressage tests, to serving as organizer of the Woodside Horse Trials for 2 years. The only jobs I have never done are drive the water truck and judge dressage. I was a cross-country volunteer at the LA Olympics, served one three-year term on the board of governors of the USCTA (now USEA), and coordinated the Area VI Young Riders program for 2 years. I became involved with the Horse Park in its first year of competitions. That I consider my current position to be relatively easy is due entirely to the wonderful pool of volunteers, who year after year commit to anywhere from one division to two full days, helping cross-country to run smoothly.”

Juliet Clarke

Juliet ClarkeJuliet has been coordinating the dressage day volunteers for The Event at Woodside for many years. She was formerly on the Board of Governors at The Horse Park and is still a strong supporter of its many activities. She rode her first Grand Prix Dressage Test in the Bay Arena in 2010, going on to earn her USDF Gold Medal later that year. Juliet is a certified British Horse Society instructor and runs her lesson program in Gilroy. She is married to Perry and he is now enjoying his role as cross-country starter!

 

Katrina Deane

Katrina DeaneKatrina has been recruiting jump judges for Woodside Eventing since 2007. Katrina first became involved with Eventing when her two daughters joined Pony Club and started competing in horse trials. The daughters are now in college, and although not ever brave enough to compete herself, Katrina still enjoys supporting the sport and working with the wonderful team of dedicated volunteers. Katrina lives on the coast in Moss Beach with her husband Peter and dog Logan.

Megan Beachler

Megan began riding at the age of 6, learning the basics in both Western and English riding.  Summers were spent on horseback – trail riding, jumping fences and occasionally barrel racing with friends.  After college she took a 15 meganbeachleryear break from riding, returning to equestrian activities when she moved back into the San Francisco Bay area.  A vacation trip to Christopher Bartle’s barn in England got her started in the world of eventing.  Megan has been eventing since 2001 and has competed through Training Level starting with Ginny Kinkaid’s horse Mighty Gallant and more recently with her own horse Canadian Quill.  She has been assisting and running various parts of the Stadium Jumping Phase at Woodside events since 2002.  “I love the Stadium Jumping Phase, yet for me it is often the most challenging.  There is so much you can learn from watching the riders and the excitement continues right up to the last fence!”

Julie White

Info coming soon.