Vaulting

Equestrian Vaulting is most commonly defined as gymnastics and dance on horseback. Vaulting is an individual and team sport. At Forward Stride, we offer Competitive Vaulting (Interactive Vaulting coming soon!) to children and adults of all abilities.

Competitive Vaulting

Forward Stride’s Competitive Vaulting team practices as individuals, pairs, and teams. Those who participate in Competitive Vaulting have the option to compete if they choose. Marci, the head coach, has been involved with Competitive Vaulting for over 20 years. She has vaulted and competed internationally, passed the test to become a registered vaulting judge, and judged for 4 years.

Interactive Vaulting (Coming Soon!)

Interactive Vaulting teaches the same poses in Competitive Vaulting with the focus on fostering teamwork, confidence, and independence. Vaulting is very much a team sport, which makes it a good choice for those working to improve their social interactions and teamwork skills, all while having fun!

Benefits of Vaulting

  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Strength
  • Flexibility
  • Team Skill Building
  • Balance
  • Improved Riding Seat

Safety and Vaulting

A frequently asked question is, “Why do vaulters not wear helmets?”. Helmets can reduce a vaulter’s ability to balance properly, increasing the chance of falling. Vaulting has been documented as the safest equestrian activity and safer than many every day activities, such as riding a bicycle. Before any vaulter ever gets on a horse, they learn how to safely fall in an emergency or loss of balance. For more information on vaulting and safety please refer to the American Vaulting Association website.

Register

If you are interested in vaulting, please fill out the form below.