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post #1 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Equestrian Vaulter

Hi everyone!

I'm Char. I am an equestrian vaulter and getting back into horse forums after many years. I'm getting back into the works of online with a new goal to educated people more on the sport of vaulting.

I am still in the process of learning more as I continue my journey is this amazing sport! I look forward to interacting more on this site again and make some new friends as my fiancé and I start our new youtube series to help people learn more about this awesome sport and spotlight other teams!

Thanks!

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 02:23 PM
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That's great! My 14 year old daughter does some vaulting, but no one around here does it, and she can't find a coach. We have the surcingle, pad, and even built a vaulting barrel for her to try new things on before she does them on her horse.

We do hope the sport takes off a bit more in our area so she can do more of it. I do worry about the fact that vaulters don't wear helmets though. So far, she has worn hers, but I know that's not what's normally done.
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post #3 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 02:29 PM
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Vaulting always amazes me! I never had the chance to try it and now too old to even think about it!
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post #4 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'm so glad to hear that though with her trying it out more and having the barrel and surcingle! When I lived back east we only had a few times within several hours driving distance. I still drop and hour to get the the team I started on out there. I know it's a lot of hard work, but have you every thought of starting your own team?

I know a serval coaches that started off the teams that way. That's how my first team started and now the team is so after 8 yrs or so that we had the main team and the junior/novice vaulters, I know it would take a lot of work, but I think you and your daughter could train and compete.

I'm one that follows the AVA (American Vaulting Association) rules on the no helmets. But we train safety on emergency dismounts. Even if you have to facing backwards on the horse. I'm so glad to hear that you are training! Reach out any time, I've been vaulting for about 6-7 yrs now. But am on a team with vaulters who travel overseas and around the country. I'd be more than happy to help out in any way. That's why I'm starting back up my web series to try and connect team.
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post #5 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Vaulting always amazes me! I never had the chance to try it and now too old to even think about it!
You're never too old to try it. I've seen vaulters at master's classes with woman who are about 50 going to competitions
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post #6 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 03:33 PM
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Welcome back, very cool sport!

I am not here to promote anythingNo, that's not true, I am here to promote everything equestrian and everyone enjoying horses!
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 03:34 PM
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Why wouldn't vaulters wear helmets?
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post #8 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 04:03 PM
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I would assume it could impair vision, not stay in place or get caught on something during some moves. I'd like to see some compromise and a beefed up skull cap design.
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post #9 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 04:21 PM
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Yes, my daughter and I have thought of starting a vaulting team. She dreams of it! But I'm not qualified to coach her and am not comfortable starting something like that without proper training. These are young girls we're talking about -- I can't be responsible for something happening to them. Although the barrel is a good way to start without much risk. We live in a small province in eastern NB where there are no big riding centers so it's hard to figure out where to start. And, well, after starting an IB program and a football team at my kids' school, I kind of wish others would start things for a change!

I'll definitely reach out to you and follow you on YouTube! Have you thought of designing an online course? That would be kind of cool. My daughter did some vaulting a few years back as part of a summer camp, but ever since, she just looks up vaulting moves and tries to replicate them. It's very hard when you don't have any guidance about where to begin though.

And I'm with QtrBel. I wish there were some kind of skull cap designed for vaulters.
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post #10 of 25 Old 07-16-2019, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Welcome back, very cool sport!
Thank you!
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