Think gymnastics and horses are the best things since sliced bread? Perhaps vaulting is for you. Summed up, the equestrian sport of vaulting is described as “gymnastics performed on a moving horse going on a circle line, in full harmony.”
A sport that can be done as an individual or in a team, it is amazing to watch and a sport that is seen in many countries and is a part of the International Equestrian Federation.
Visiting http://www.efanational.com/ and clicking on Accreditation and Certificates >> Coaching >> For the Public, will take you to a page that lists the three levels of Vaulting Coaches available through the Equestrian Federation of Australia. It is also listed on the FÃ©dÃ©ration Equestre Internationale website
If you are interested in this sport, there are a few websites worth checking out:
– http://www.vaultingclub.com/ – the International Vaulting Club website which lists 35 countries that participate in vaulting.
– http://www.equestrian.org.au/db/eq/instructor_list.asp – you can do a search on Vaulting coaches throughout Australia.
– http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aZTj-MDAYw – Freestyle Vaulting at the World Equestrian Games, 2006.
– http://www.valleyviewranch.com/ – Valley View Ranch offers riding programs in English and Hunt Seat, Western Stock Seat and Barrels and Vaulting.
“Lungeing: Popular training method in which a horse exercises his owner by spinning him in circles until dizzy.”