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  1. #1
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    Default Ring Stewardship

    Well, winter has ended and the show season comes to the minds of both competitors and organizers.
    I think I'm the last Ring Steward standing in my area.
    I've been doing it for several years and am now being booked well in advance; also being invited to do shows far afield.

    My question is, apart from staying well-versed in the current rules ... is there such a thing as "certification" for a ring steward? Every TD I've worked with was very appreciative of my input and professionalism.
    I'm just wondering if there is a "next step."
    ... It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Shwung



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    Becoming a TD yourself?


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    Put together a half-day training session and let the GMOs and show management people know you're available to share what you know in exchange for all your expenses paid (travel, overnight if required, food or per diem).

    That's really giving back to the sport!

    Unless you want to become a TD
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllWeatherGal View Post
    Put together a half-day training session and let the GMOs and show management people know you're available to share what you know in exchange for all your expenses paid (travel, overnight if required, food or per diem).

    That's really giving back to the sport!

    Unless you want to become a TD
    You know what? This is a GREAT idea. I often scribe at shows, and always thought being a ring steward looked like another fun and interesting way to volunteer. But I never really knew exactly what it entailed and what I should know before volunteering for that job. I might suggest this to my GMO and maybe try to help them put together a "volunteer clinic" for the off-season. I think volunteer training is something we're not very good at.



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    Sooooooo ... the Ring Stewards at Regionals, Nationals and International competitions have no more credentials than grunts like me?
    Or are they TD's that have taken a step down, for the occasion??

    I have to wonder, since my calendar is booked through late August, already.
    I must be doing SOMETHING right.
    ... It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that Shwung



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    Actually there is a ruling in regards to a FEI Level 1 Official...google it....I think that's where you were going



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