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CM - What are the general responsibilities for a USEF-licensed/USDF-recognized dressage show Manager?

  • Must be an active Senior Member fo USEF and USDF.
  • Register competition license/recognition with USEF/USDF and pay fees.
  • Discuss with event owner availability of facility show office, public announcement system, portable toilets, food service, arena footing, judges’ stands, stalls, waste disposal, local feed store, competitors’ party, arena markers, office equipment, two-way radios, grounds layout etc.
  • Report to event owner updates involved in the managing of the show.
  • Secure Judges – Contract, (day fee, air travel, hotel, food, pickup from/to airport.)
  • Secure Technical Delegate, Farrier, Veterinarian, Announcer, EMT, Photographer – Contract (day fee, air travel, hotel, food, pickup from/to airport, if required)
  • Locate nearest equine surgical facility to the showground and obtain permission to post their information before and during the competition.
  • Set up committee meetings to make sure that all show requirements are getting done: volunteers, sponsorships, entertainment, vendors, grounds etc.
  • Communicate with Show Secretary to determine necessary volunteer positions for show: scribes, ring stewards, scorers, equipment checkers, test runners, arena personnel, stable help, post-show clean-up crew, etc.
  • Prepare Accident Preparedness Plan.
  • Insurance Certificates must be received by the USEF & USDF at least 14 days prior to the first day of the competition.
  • Order ribbons/trophies/prizes or delegate to committee.
  • Create and post at competition, stabling chart for horses.
  • Set up and maintain a bank account, if required by event owner.
  • Determine who will provide petty cash.
  • Make deposits and pay expenses .
  • Pay officials & staff as they finish.
  • Create a Profit and Loss statement to event owners.
  • Oversees show and work with Technical Delegate if any problems occur at the show.