The Terms of Reference is the governing document that describes how this Equine Canada Discipline committee is structured and conducts its business.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
If the answer to a question you are looking for is not here, please let us know at [email protected] !
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 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.
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.
This page contains some helpful links for sites that you will probably need sooner or later :)
VaultCanada is the Discipline Committee of Equine Canada
For general enquiries about vaulting in Canada, please email [email protected]
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.
Thank you to Bretta DeLuca for putting together this excellent overview of what to expect at a vaulting competition!