Vaulting Lessons (Equine Science V)
For ages 9 to Adults
A Typical Class
Developed in 2001
for The Riding Academy by Sarah Hill, Program Manager, with the goal
help promote the sport of vaulting, by doing demonstrations and teaching
recreational and competitive vaulting.
you like, gymnastics and horses you will love vaulting! Vaulting is one of the
safest equine sport and a perfect for beginners and advanced riders. We
will be doing demonstrations and/or competitions through out the year.
Our Vaulting Program is for students' ages 9
years old through Adults. Vaulting is modified gymnastics on horseback. It is
ideal for building confidence, balance, teamwork, and a solid foundation for
any style of riding.
Vaulting, also known as
artistic riding, and dates back thousands of years. During the roman period roman nobleman were taught vaulting
before they learned horsemanship in the saddle, this practice continues to
this day throughout Europe. Our group classes are normally one and a half hours
to two hours long. Vaulting is a team sport, the more vaulters the better our team is.
First, our vaulters
Second, our vaulters start by getting the
vaulting barrel area ready. They help by raking the area,
sweeping the mats and uncovering the vaulting barrels.
Third, they start stretching.
the students go over their compulsories
and freestyle exercises on the vaulting barrels.
The Horse!! This is where all their hard work on the barrels pays off.
Fifth, Giving the horse a pet and
thank your coach.
That ends our hour long lesson vaulting