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aka "Danno" White Rock Sea Festival 2006
Photo Paul Townsend
The art and sport of
gymnastics & dance on horseback!
Welcome to the spectacular art and sport of Equestrian Vaulting!
Vaulting is the most natural and playful means of acquainting
children to the horse. Children learn balance, develop strength
and harmony with the horse, by improving their skill level they
develop confidence and a healthy sense of self-esteem.
Like many equestrian sports today, vaulting began in the military
where it developed in Germany in the late 18th century to help
soldiers improve their riding skills. Today vaulting is a
world-class sport with local, national and international
The club has 4 beautiful
Sky's Sambuca (Spanish Norman) standing 17.0 hands,
Sky Soliel (Percheron-Morgan X) standing 15.0 hands,
Sky Walker (Percheron-Thoroughbred X) standing 17.0 hands,
Orbital Control (Percheron-Quarter Horse X) standing 17.3 hands
All of our horses have been carefully selected for their
exceptional temperament and willing attitude.
Lessons are available for children, teens and adults. Beginners
start by learning simple moves in walk, then trot and progress to
canter as they gain ability and confidence. Previous riding and/or
gymnastic experience is not required, as we train it all. There is
no need to purchase your own horse as all the children share the
club's horses for this sport, which makes it very affordable.
Students are expected to help brush, tack up and cool the horse,
as well as help with the barn duties after classes. They must learn the responsibility and respect to the horse
that comes with this sport.
Students train once or twice per week always under the instruction
of a enthusiastic trainer certified by the Equestrian Vaulting
Association. The Sky Vaulters offer continuous year round indoor
training, regular clinics and competitions.
Classes are held on every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
evenings @ 6:00 PM. Introductory try out sessions are available
by appointment only.
It is mandatory that all
participants be a member of Horse Council BC
Junior $ 32.00, Senior $ 40.00 per year
here for Horse Council BC Membership Website
We recommend starting children out on a recreational basis and see
if they show the desire to compete. Everyone is taught correct
vaulting this is for the safety and the true correctness of the
Vaulting competitions are judged in much the same manner as figure
skating and gymnastics. The competitors are required to perform
the seven compulsory exercises and later a 60 second freestyle
routine performed to music. Vaulters are not judged against each
other but a internationally recognized standard.
The individual participating clubs all bring their own horses
which are bathed, braided and immaculately groomed for the
occasion. The children wear the club's signature purple leotard, special
shoes that are flexible and lightweight, and everyone's hair is
neatly pulled up.
Throughout training and competitions alike, willingness,
cooperation and sportsmanship are the essential ingredients.
Another kind of performing is participating in demonstrations and
exhibitions. The Sky Vaulters continue to draw attention to their
performances and are regular guests at prominent horse shows and
festivals throughout British Columbia.
Our vaulting performances have everything; beauty and brilliance,
power and speed, elegance and precision. Spectators are awestruck
by the harmony of the children and the horse as impressive
gymnastic moves are performed gracefully on horseback.
Participating in these exhibitions gives us a chance to show the
public our talents and promote this fascinating equestrian sport.
For more information about the Sky Vaulters, please contact:
Susan Barron, Coach
17811 96th Avenue
Surrey B.C. Canada
Tel: 604 588-0377
Fax: 604 588-0388
Our Beloved Sky's Silhouette has now retired from
Vaulting after entertaining audiences around the province and
being honored with the "Trooper Memorial Trophy" for being the
top BC Canter horse at the 2006 Provincial Vaulting
Silly as more commonly known will travel to be with
Romany in the spring where she can live out the rest of her
May you prance
on the soft clouds in heaven were your hooves will never be
We love & miss you Princess Sky.
Thank You Tauren for all the love you gave me ,
Now I miss you both very much!
XOXOXO Sky & Susan
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