Volunteer recruitment is underway for The Event at Rebecca Farm this summer.
Celebrating its 16th year, The Event at Rebecca Farm is the largest equestrian triathlon in the U.S. each summer and will take place July 19-23 at the expansive farmland on the western outskirts of Kalispell. The Event offers a diverse variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from jump judging and hospitality to food service and parking. No prior experience is necessary to volunteer.
“Whether you’re a repeat attendee, or taking part for the first time, volunteering at The Event at Rebecca Farm provides a ‘backstage pass’ to the horses, the scenery and the camaraderie,” Sarah Broussard, The Event at Rebecca Farm’s organizer, said. “More than that, though, our volunteers are the heart of The Event. I could not be more thankful for them.”
Broussard said putting on an event of this magnitude is not possible without a community of volunteers. Teens ages 13 to 15 are welcome to volunteer if they have a parent or adult guardian at The Event. Children ages 10 to12 may also volunteer, but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at The Event.
Established by the late Rebecca “Becky” Broussard, The Event at Rebecca Farm is a world-class, community-oriented event featuring courses that range from novice to Olympic qualifier. Competitors compete in the three main disciplines of eventing: dressage, cross-country and show jumping.
In 2017, organizers are hoping to fill 600 volunteer positions. This year’s event will feature the addition of the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships, which will bring hundreds more participants to the Flathead Valley.
Last year, The 2016 Event had a $5.5 million economic impact on the valley, according to a research study.
“They say it takes a village – we have our own version: It takes a valley,” Broussard said. “And we are hoping to see even more participation from the Flathead this year. There’s truly a place for everyone at The Event.”
To find out about volunteering, visit http://www.rebeccafarm.org/get-involved/#volunteer or contact Jennifer Johnson at 406-261-0117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.