About vaulting

A harmonious bond between horse and athlete.

In competitive vaulting, vaulters compete as individuals, pairs (pas-de-deux) and teams. Beginning vaulters compete in walk while experienced vaulters compete in canter.

Vaulting competitions consist of compulsory exercises and choreographed freestyle exercises done to music. Each exercise is scored on a scale from 0 to 10. Horses also receive a score and are judged on the quality of their movement as well as their behavior. Vaulters can compete in team, pas-de-deux and individual categories.