K Ranch Arena, Mount Hunter was the place to be to see Australia’s vaulting at its best on 4th – 7th October 2018. The 22nd Australian Vaulting Championships and Southern Cross CVI attracted entries from NSW, VIC, QLD, SA and WA as well as competitors from Germany and New Zealand. It was a truly international competition with 114 vaulters, 28 lungers and 28 horses.
Mid July in South East Qld was embraced in crystal blue skies and glorious warm sunshine. The weekend was here.... the Vaulting community was descending on Veresdale, make-up was applying and bling was being ‘blung’!
As the bustle of activity began at Ballara Park, the atmosphere sparked.... the arena was almost set, music tested, horses were arriving and the aroma of BBQ sausages reminded everyone to keep their tank full for a high energy afternoon.
Clubs and Committee worked together to finalise arrangements, as two well dressed guests drove down the long tree lined driveway. The Judges had arrived! With Chris Wicks and Janet Leadbeater on site....VQ States 2018 was now set to go!
K Ranch Arena, Mount Hunter, was the place to be on the weekend 3-4 December, to see the Christmas Vaulting celebrations and competition, Vaulting with the Cowboys. Record numbers of entries from NSW, ACT, WA, VIC and QLD with spectacular performances in colourful uniforms choreographed to fun music, delighted the audience.
James Hocking (SA) and Sarah Grayson (NSW) recently represented Australia at the 2016 World Senior Vaulting Championships held in Le Mans, France. The Senior World Championships were held in conjunction with the Junior European Championships. This made it a 5 days of compettion, with an amazing standard of vaulting. The competition included teams, pas de deux and individuals for both Junior European competitors and Seniors World competitors. Australia was only eligible to compete in the Senior Championships.
The 2016 CVI and Nationals attracted record numbers for a vaulting event held in South Australia. 115 vaulters and 26 horses travelled to Mallala from all over Australia for the National Vaulting Championships, 36 of these vaulters also competed in the Great Southern CVI. The Equestrian Vaulting community is extremely grateful to the sponsors of the event which included; Equestrian Australia, Equissage South Australia, Chateau Tanunda and Birdwood Grain & Fodder.
At the beginning of 2015, Team Zēlos journey began in the Southern Highlands of NSW. A vaulting camp conducted by Ali Divita and Kerrie Wilson was held with the intention of gathering interested vaulters for the first FEI World Vaulting Championships for Juniors to be held in August 2015. The vaulters who participated at this camp shared a dream and in August 2015, in Ermelo Netherlands that dream became a reality.