*Vaulting is an equestrian sport that involves gymnastics on horseback. It is a great confidence builder and helps riders develop their balance and coordination while having a lot of fun with the horses.
*Same as with the riding, we teach slow and safely. We go over everything on the ground and then on the barrel before putting riders on the horse. We follow American Vaulting Association guidelines.
*No previous vaulting or horse experience required.
*No horse required, we have a team of horses that have proven themselves reliable that are used in vaulting lessons.
*Vaulters should dress in leggings and clothing they can move freely in. Jeans and shorts will not work as vaulters will not be able to move around enough. Breeches are not your friend as they will stick to the barrel and horse. Water shoes or dance shoes for foot wear.
*Who can vault?
Vaulting can offer a lot of different benefits to many people of different ages and sizes.
Safety for our vaulters and our horses is our first responsibility. All vaulters will need to be able to communicate effectively with the coach and spotters. I usually recommend four years of age and older. General guidelines for size are 15% of the horses body weight. As with riding, there are a lot of factors that can affect both the horse and vaulter involved. Again, safety is our first concern and no vaulter of any age or size will be allowed to attempt any move on the horses back that they have not proven capable of on the barrel first. No one will ever be encouraged to do anything they don't feel safe trying. Vaulting offers many ways for each vaulter to improve at their own pace and we will adjust to many different ages, fitness levels, confidence levels, and sizes to the best of our abilities. If anyone has any concerns please feel free to contact me.
Upcoming Clinic and Lesson dates:
Dec 9, 2017- The 4 13 Ranch 1:30-4:30. Sign up by Dec 6. $20 per vaulter.
Dec 16, 2017 - Clayton FFA Arena 10:00-1:00. Sign up by Dec 9. $30 per vaulter, $5 of each clinic fee will be donated to FFA.
*We do not have enough interest for this clinic. It is canceled.*
Dec 23, 2017- The 4 13 Ranch 1:30-4:30. Sign up by Dec 20. $20 per vaulter.
Dec 30- Stigler 10:00-1:00. Sign up by Dec 23. $30 per vaulter.
Videos of our Vaulters at the 2017 AR OK State Fair