What is Equestrian Vaulting ?
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
- 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 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.
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