How do I start equestrian vaulting?
What happens first?
Initially vaulters learn on a barrel. They become used to mounting, dismounting, standing and learning where to hold on.
Once Acacia Gold vaulters are on the horse, they practice moves at walk before progressing to faster speeds. Over time and under the watchful eye of Nina Fritzel our highly qualified coach, vaulters build their skill and confidence before advancing to canter. Vaulters forge great relationships with the Acacia Gold horses, coach and other club members.
What is the best age to start?
Any age! Although the average age to start is eight, we have vaulters who started before they were five and vaulters who started much later. Adults are welcome to vault or get involved in other ways such as lunging, coaching and volunteering.
You don’t need to know how to ride
If you have experience and know a bit about horses, that’s great but you don’t need to know how to ride to learn how to vault. You don’t have to be a gymnast either, although again this can help initially.
What do I do next?
Why not join us for an Acacia Gold Equestrian Vaulting Club “Come and Try Session” (the vaulting is free, the only cost is $5 to cover insurance). Or enquire about our clinic days. Contact us now.