Equestrian Vaulting

What is Equestrian Vaulting ?

  

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Charlotte Rimaud

Charlotte Rimaud who lives and trains in France is Ireland’s first international vaulter. In 2013 Charlotte came 5th in a CVI in Scotland, finished 6th in a CVI in Saumur France and also represented Ireland in the Netherlands and Strasbourg. This year Charlotte finished 3rd in a CVI in Adelaide as part of her attempting to qualify for the FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy in August.

Vaulting is a combination of gymnastics and dance on the back of a cantering horse

It has often been described similar to
ice-skating as there are seven compulsory exercises, a technical programme and a
free-style programme

It combines

  • HORSEMANSHIP with GYMNASTICS
  • IT IMPROVES FITNESS
  • ENCOURAGES TEAMWORK
  • HELPS COMMUNICATION SKILLS
  • IMPROVES SELF-CONFIDENCE
  • HELPS BUILD BALANCE AND CONFIDENCE ON THE HORSE.
  • IS AN ALL THE YEAR SPORT and GREAT FUN!


History of Vaulting

In 1983, vaulting became one of the disciplines recognized by the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI,) and the first FEI World Vaulting Championships were held in Switzerland in 1986. It was later demonstrated as a sport at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles and the 1996 Atlanta Games. Vaulting is one of the eight equestrian disciplines that comprise the World Equestrian Games that are held every four years.


International Competitions

International Vaulting competitions are referred to as CVI and may be 1* or 2*. The main Vaulting competitions are the FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) held every four years and the biannual Continental Championships and the annual Junior Open European Championships.

Equestrian Vaulting Ireland

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