Vaulting is gymnastics on horseback and combines the skills of both gymnastics and horsemanship. It provides for both individual and also for team participation in sport. Vaulting improves a rider's seat, balance, rhythm and coordination as well as their confidence on the horse. In many clubs in Europe a period of vaulting is a prerequisite to riding.

Vaulting is one of the most spectacular, and at the same time safest, of the equestrian sports. It is an ancient sport dating back to the Minoan period demonstrating flexibility and mobility whilst on horseback. This was particularly important when horses were widely used in conflicts (horses were active in war through to the end of WWII ).



Vaulting is one of the official international FEI sports and its competitions include World Championships every two years, European Championships in the alternate years and the World Equestrian Games which are held every four years. In 1930's vaulting was also an Olympic discipline and has been demonstrated at the last two Olympics. Australia has been represented at each of the World and European championships since 1994.

 

Displays: Contact us for information on displays in your area

Competitions: Local /State/National/International- Competition grades inclusive of athletes with disabilities at all levels.

 

Competition Categories:

Preliminary

Pre Novice
Novice
Intermediate
Advanced
Open

What we do

Mckeira Cumming NSW State Comp 2014
Photography Gillian Burns
Justin Boyle  vaulting Wallaby Hill CVI 2014

Photography  by Lani Maher

Majority of Photography by Gillian Burns