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.
All vaulters who are competing outside of Canada, at either an FEI event or a National event in that country, must use the online registration system in this website to register for foreign entries. If you have any question, please contact our Foreign Entries Secretary .
This page provides a technical overview of how to calculate the force a vaulter experiences during a fall, including an introduction to g-force calculations with references and sources, an official test method that uses readily available tools, comparisons to other sports, and finally, recommendations specific to vaulting.
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.
Qualifications for Vaulting Stewards in Canada
Equestrian Canada stewards (minimum Recorded 2 - elegible for Silver and Bronze competitions) who are interested in adding vaulting to their credentials may apply to VaultCanada for certification as a vaulting steward.
A prospective vaulting steward must shadow at a minimum of one Equestrian Canada recognized bronze-silver-gold vaulting competition under the supervision of a certified VaultCanada vaulting steward.
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.
Thank you to Bretta DeLuca for putting together this excellent overview of what to expect at a vaulting competition!
WEG Short list submitted to Equine Canada
Congratulations to our Canadian vaulters that have been short listed for WEG
Female Individual: Jessica Bentzen Jeanine van der Sluijs Alisa Schmidt
Male Individual: Todd Griffiths
Pas De Deux: Jeanine van der Sluijs and Dallyn Shields Cassie Sponchia and Alisa Schmidt
Squad: West Coast's Manusya Jessica Bentzen Alex Balance Korynn Weber Jaydee Fluet Kate Thomas Alisa Schmidt Abigaile Wynberg Reserve Averill Saunders Reserve WEG Elegible Scores for Squad, Individual and Pas de Deux Elegible scores from Jan 1, 2017 to present have been listed, calculations and rankings have not been completed at this time. Only those in CVI 3* have been listed. Rankings and Selection will be based on one CVI 3* score and a second score from either a Selection Trial or a CVI 3*. Each Individual, Pas de Deux or Squad must submit their two highest elegible scores that meet the criteria.
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.
This page contains information about, and downloads for, National, Provincial, and FEI rules plus the Guidelines for both barrel competitions and other unrecognized classes that may be offered in Canadian competitions. Also included are links to the FEI Guidelines and Code of Points.
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Junior Rankings to Date (subject to change)
Based on CVI scores from 2016 to date
CVI Hollister CVIJ2* 2016 Round two score: 6.689
CVI Chilliwack CVIJ2* 2017 Round two score: 6.879
CVI Hollister CVIJ2* 2016 Round two score: 6.716
CVI Chilliwack CVIJ2* Round two score: 6.694
CVI Hollister CVIJ2 2017 Round one score: 6.525
CVI Chilliwack CVIJ2* 2017 Round two score: 6.426
CVI Hollister CVIJ2* 2017 Round one score: 6.277
CVI Chilliwack CVIJ2* Round one score: 6.450
The updating criteria for judges is found in the official program document here .
Please check the Upcoming Events for the dates and locations of future Judges Clinics.
Horses entering CVI 3* or a CVI outside of Canada must have an FEI Passport. Horses must be micro chipped in order to recieve the Passport and FEI ID number. The FEI passport currently costs $348 and you can apply for it here:
FEI Passport Apllication Form
Canadian Horses entering a CVI 1,2* in Canada require an FEI ID Number, and a Canadian EC National Passport. Horses require a micro chip for the FEI ID Number. The EC National passport costs $150 and you can get the application here:
EC National Passport Apllication
All horses entering a CVI must have all their vaccinations up to date and entered into their relevant passport.
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.
Membership in the AEVA is open to anyone who is interested in vaulting; two types of memberships are available:
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.
At this time, this program is only available in BC. The BC Ministry of Education has approved the application by the EVABC granting high school credits to vaulters who achieve significant milestones in their careers. The program provides opportunities for the following credits:
This national program was approved on 2012-03-19 by the VaultCanada Sport Committee. Levels 1 through 5 are administered and managed provincially, while levels 6 through 8 are administered and managed nationally.
The Terms of Reference is the governing document that describes how this Equine Canada Discipline committee is structured and conducts its business.
It is widely known that helmets should not be used when vaulting, but less widely understood why. This page introduces the basics, while our Fall g-Force Calculator page goes into all the details, provides a tool to help assess the level of risk, and states the Risk Management Guidelines for Vaulting.
All clubs listed on this page are official and current member clubs of the AEVA and have at least one certified Trainer/Coach.
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.
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EVABC Memberships are part of the Horse Council BC Membership system. You can purchase your 2014 EVABC Membership at the same time as your HCBC membership or at a later date.
Welcome to VaultCanada! Equestrian Vaulting is the FEI Discipline of gymnastics, acrobatics, and dance on the back of a moving horse.
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Vaulting is the performance of gymnastic and dance-like movements to music on a moving horse.
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