What is Equestrian Vaulting?
Equestrian Vaulting is the art of dance and gymnastics performed on a moving horse.
It is one of the equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) for international competition and by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). The American Vaulting Association (AVA) is a non profit organization which was created to build and promote equestrian vaulting in the United States.
Western Sky Ranch is an equestrian vaulting team that combines gymnastics and dance on horses for recreational and therapeutic purposes. Participants learn the mechanics of vaulting and performance skills, along with horsemanship and fellowship among teammates. They work on individual compulsory moves and freestyle routines of their own design. They can work in pairs and on team projects. The competitions are optional and supported through our regional chapter of the AVA.
Vaulting can be traced back to ancient Roman cavalry training. Vaulting requires teamwork of the vaulter, horse and lunger (the person who guides the horse). It is one of the few sports worldwide where men and women compete on the same team.
Vaulting develops balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, confidence, muscle tone, memory, teamwork, and musical interpretation. It fosters an intimate relationship between the vaulter and the horse.
Interested in giving vaulting a try? Your first lesson is always complimentary.
We are located a short distance from Parker and SE Aurora.
Contact us to learn more about Equestrian Vaulting with Western Sky Vaulters. Enjoy your first lesson for free with our expert instructors.