Many volunteers are required to make The Heart of the Carolinas successful. So if you like horses and want to help, please join us by completing the email form below.

Volunteers are a huge part of any event and Southern 8ths welcomes anyone willing to contribute their time, talent and energy to help build and support this event and all it will bring to the local community.

All volunteers have the opportunity to vie for prizes and awards. Anyone can volunteer. No horse experience needed. Simply fill out the volunteer form below. Volunteers also receive something to keep the memory alive such as a hat, t-shirt, coupons, free schooling, and facility use for clubs and associations (for volunteer groups). Click here for more images of volunteers.

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So that you’ll be prepared, here’s a helpful checklist of things to bring to make your day more enjoyable:

  • Folding chair
  • Weather appropriate clothing (remember the event runs rain or shine)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • A small cooler for with ice (we will supply drinks and lunch)

And if you’re coming in from out of town and need a place to eat or stay, please see our Area’s Attractions.

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Please take a moment to complete the email form below or fill out our PDF Volunteer Contact Information Form.

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Please check any items what you're willing to do on Dressage Day, for Fence and Field Judging or for Other.