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Great Southern Success at the 2016

CVI & NationalVaulting 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. 


The SA Vaulting Organising Committee warmly welcomed competitors as they arrived and set the stage for a very friendly event.  The arena surrounds sporting the vaulters names from years gone by has become a tradition and the new vaulters enjoyed adding their own mark like joining a unique club.


One of the benefits of hosting a joint Nationals and CVI is that international judges are engaged to officiate.  This year the CVI judges were Sweden’s Monika Eriksson, Great Britain’s John Eccles, Slovakia’s Zuzana Baciak Masarykova and Angie Deeks from Australia.  In addition John Eccles is an FEI Tutor and 11 coaches were fortunate to be able to participate in the FEI Level 1 Coaching Course which was conducted over the 4 days after the competition.


The 2016 National Champions are:

  • Individual Male: Zac Singlehurst on Iramoo Megabyte, lunged by Wendy Singlehurst.

  • Individual Female: Sarah Grayson on Kingston Legato, lunged by Lyn Lynch.

  • Pas de Deux: Jessica Beattie & Emma Moulds on Next Generation Romulan, lunged by Gail Beattie.

  • Squad: Fassifern on Kamilaroi Cavalier, lunged by Melanie Fedricks.



Overall Winners of the Nationals:

  • Highest Club on Total Pointscore: National Equestrian Centre ACT

  • Highest Club on Average: Sydney Vaulting Group NSW

  • Highest Overall Vaulter: Sarah Grayson, Sydney Vaulting Group NSW

  • Highest AWD Vaulter: Barra-amba Harrison, WAEV/Swan Valley RDA WA

  • Best Individual & Official Horse:  Hunterview Sinatra lunged by Robyn Boyle Scone NSW

  • Best Team Horse:  Kamilaroi Cavalier, lunged by Melanie Fedricks Qld

  • Best Lunger: Jessika Hill lungeing Junior Assasin, Melbourne Equestrian Vaulting VIC

  • Best Introductory Horse: Harrington Hearts lunged by Rachel Cameron Vansomeren Vaulting Team VIC


Congratulations to all the winners and placegetters of the 2016 Nationals, full results of all the classes can be found on the Equestrian Vaulting Australia Website Nationals Results page.



Conducting the Great Southern CVI alongside the Nationals enabled 36 vaulters a pathway to international competition.  Congratulations to Sarah Grayson (Individuals) and Jessica Beattie & Emma Moulds (Pas de Deux) who qualified to represent Australia at the 2016 World Championships in France later this year.  Additionally the vaulters listed below all achieved qualifying scores required to move up to the next level of international competition.  Full results for the Great Southern CVI can be found on the Equestrian Vaulting Australia Website CVI Results page. 


Equestrian Vaulting Australia would like to congratulate the South Australian Vaulting Organising Committee for conducting a fantastic event and we all look forward to heading to Sydney for the CVI 3* and Nationals which will be held from 30th Sept – 2nd Oct 2017.


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