top of page

Did you know that you as a member are expected to contribute half a day's clerical work per term in connection with competitions, cleaning days or other events? Now we make it easier for all members, you who have been with before but also you who will perform your first functionary task, to get involved by launching the service 



As an official, you work voluntarily with Gothenburg Fältrittklubb's competitions and other activities, either with preparatory work or during the actual competition day. The competition day is a fun experience together with other officials. During the day, there is usually some opportunity to experience the competition's fine horses and talented riders. The club offers food/coffee during the day. If you have not worked as a clerk before, we will help you find a task that suits you, your knowledge and experience. 

What does it mean to be a functionary?  

As an official, you stand up and work voluntarily with our competitions, either during the competition day itself or with preparatory work. In return, of course, you get food/coffee during the day and not least a fun experience and a fantastic community with other functionaries! 

Depending on the type of competition, there are a lot of different tasks to do, with different prerequisites. If you have not helped before, we will of course help you find a task that suits you. 

The amount of time you spend on a competition varies greatly, but we are always grateful for every hour you can think of to help! During the time you help, alternatively before or after your shift, you usually manage to see a lot of nice horses and talented riders. 

Example of clerical duties jumping competition in the riding house. 

Functionary task 

Description of task 

Competition management 

Is responsible for the competition and must ensure that everything runs smoothly. Is often also security responsible 


Make start lists and take care of any deletions. Those who will compete come and register here before the start and present a vaccination certificate. Is also a bit of an all-in-all. 

Healthcare manager 

Medical personnel (nurse, doctor) must be at the competition site throughout the day in case something happens. 

Track manager 

Responsible together with the track builder for the track. 


Prepares the course, harrows, rakes, builds obstacles, flags in. 

Prize giver 

Gives out prizes after classes end. Also helps to prepare the award tray for the award ceremony in collaboration with the secretariat. 

Forward riding/jumping forward 

Stands at the front line and makes sure that there aren't too many people on the front line, and that the "right" people are in place, you can't come to the front line as early as you like. Also alert the riders when it is time to head to the race track. Checks that the obstacles are not used irregularly. 


Lets the rider onto the course and closes after them. 


Greets people and shows where they can drive and where they must park. There are two people who share the task, one standing at the entrance and one in the parking lot. 

Official food 

You are responsible for procuring and preparing food and coffee for the officials. 


Takes time, either with stopwatches or timing. 

Judge Secretary 

Writes protocol (number of errors plus time) 

Veterinary assistant 

Helps the vet with lists and ticking. 


You start the horse and flag it to the finish line. You flag when the horse's bow passes you. 


Examples of official tasks at dressage competitions in the riding house  
NOTE: only a brief description of the tasks, you will get more information before each competition!  

Functionary task 

Description of task 

Competition management 

The competition leader is the one who has the overall responsibility for the competition, both before, during and after the competition day. 

Security Officer 

This person is responsible for ensuring that safety requirements according to TR are met, in terms of public safety and in the event of an accident. 

Healthcare manager 

Medical personnel must be on site throughout the day of the competition if something happens, and "must be an expert and at least have up-to-date training in CPR" (TR I, subsection 178). 


The competition's administrative center, which manages everything regarding start/result lists, cancellations, email, telephone, etc. 

Judge Secretary 

Sits next to the judge when the programs are ridden and records scores and comments. 

Score counter 

Retrieves the protocols after each completed ride and compiles the scores. 

Front riding 

The front ride staff ensures that the right people are on the front ride and that safety is maintained, as well as alerting the crew when it is time to head to the track.  


Here you let equipment in and out of the track(s). 


Parking staff are helped to show arriving transports where to park so that the space is used in the best way, ensure that safety is maintained and direct passenger cars to other parking. 

Prize giver 

Helps at the award ceremony and with the preparations before. 


Here you make sure that everything looks nice on the facility, checking things such as that there is, for example, is there toilet paper and soap in the toilets, helps the audience clean up, etc. Sometimes you may have to replace someone for a while or move out in some other way - there is always something to do. 

Track construction 

At the competitions where dressage fences are used, help is needed to build the fences before the competition (usually the day before) and to remove them afterwards. 


Presents in the loudspeaker system the crews that enter the competition track and, if necessary, organized prize giving, as well as providing general information during the course of the competition. 

bottom of page