The EVA of BC is a registered not-for-profit society, with the mandate to support and grow the sport of equestrian vaulting (or “vaulting” for short) in British Columbia through education and actively supporting the development of coaches, clubs and vaulters. The EVA of BC operates under its Constitution and By-Laws .
Sport Canada has produced version two of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) resource paper entitled "Canadian Sport for Life". This paper is a must read for all coaches, upper-level athletes, and anyone else who works closely with them.
Download a copy of this paper as a .PDF file here: Canadian Sport for Life V2.0
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The Provincial Vaulting Trainer Program has been established since 1995 and is recognized by Horse Council BC, the Alberta Equestrian Federation, and the Saskatchewan Horse Federation.
The Saskatchewan Equestrian Vaulting Association (SEVA) is a non-profit corporation, founded in 2010 by a small group of interested vaulters and parents from the Living Skies Vaulting Club. The SEVA is recognized by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation (SHF) as the Provincial Vaulting Organization for the province.
To meet the minimum annual updating requirements of this certification, trainers must submit proof of their attendance at approved courses/seminars/clinics. All instructional events organized by your provincial vaulting organization are automatically approved for upgrading, as are all such events organized by your provincial equestrian sport organization. All other educational events must be preapproved by the chair of your provincial vaulting organization's Education Committee.
When you want to enter an event like a CVI or world championships, the requirements are quite different than what you would expect at regular Canadian vaulting competitions. You will be entering on behalf of your country so this involves both Equine Canada and the International Equestrian Federation.
The Equestrian Canada Rules for Vaulting in Canada state in Article L301 that: "The criteria for scoring is explained in detail in the FEI Guidelines for Vaulting Judges which is published annually on the FEI Vaulting Website." The notices posted here are supplemental to the FEI Guidelines for cases where the FEI Guidelines do not cover specifics needed in the context of the Canadian rules and/or competition systems.
In Canada, we have Provincial and National Judges. Provincial Judges can judge provincial events as well as Equestrian Canada divisions up to and including Canter B. National Judges can judge Provincial events and all Equestrian Canada divisions.
Thank you to Bretta DeLuca for putting together this excellent overview of what to expect at a vaulting competition!
Welcome to VaultCanada! Equestrian Vaulting is the FEI Discipline of gymnastics, acrobatics, and dance on the back of a moving horse.
Membership in the AEVA is open to anyone who is interested in vaulting; two types of memberships are available:
The Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Association was created as a non-profit society in 2004 with three founding member clubs; fourteen years of growth later, there are seven vaulting clubs in Alberta, all of which are active and competitive.