Volunteers Needed for this Weekend’s Holly Hill Horse Trials in Benton
Want to spend a gorgeous spring day in a field full of red clover while watching future Olympians run cross county? We can make that happen!
Every spring and fall, eventers from around the country make the trip to Holly Hill Farm in Benton, LA for the Holly Hill Horse Trials where spectators can expect to see nearly 300 horse and rider teams competing in dressage, show jumping and cross country.
If you've got a horse crazy person in your house, make plans to visit Benton Saturday and Sunday, April 17th and 18th, 2021. The event is free and open to the public with vendors, food trucks, and more. All recommended COVID-19 mitigation measures will be followed.
Even better, you can be a part of the action! It takes a small army of volunteers to make this event a success and it's a huge boon for our community. If you're interested in spending some time in the sun with a great group of people enjoying the gorgeous scenery at Holly Hill, contact Volunteer Coordinator Megan Hatcher. You'll get free lunch and a t-shirt while supplies last... Not to mention our undying gratitude!
Here's more about the event from the Holly Hill Farm website:
If you’d like to see and hear more about eventing at Holly Hill Farm, feel free to come out and watch an event. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to ask questions. Admission is free and food & soft drinks are available for sale on the showgrounds. Wear comfortable shoes, bring your family (children very welcome), and portable lawn chairs. Guaranteed the excitement will be contagious… just keep your eyes up for the horses and riders, as they have the right-of-way at all times! All dogs must be leashed at all times.
For an idea of what to expect, check out the video! A few years ago, I had the opportunity to help with the video in conjunction with KMSS Fox 33. We had an absolute blast! And if you do end up planning a visit, come to say hi! I'll be in the announcer's booth all weekend!