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.
Thank you to Bretta DeLuca for putting together this excellent overview of what to expect at a vaulting competition!
Vaulting is the performance of gymnastic and dance-like movements to music on a moving horse.
Results from the 2018 Canadian National Championships!
Congratulations to all competitors and to our new Canadian National Champions!
AGM for EVABC June 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
More info to follow.
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.
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 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.
VaultCanada is the Discipline Committee of Equestrian Canada
For general enquiries about vaulting in Canada, please email [email protected]
Welcome to VaultCanada! Equestrian Vaulting is the FEI Discipline of gymnastics, acrobatics, and dance on the back of a moving horse.
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 .
The Alberta Equestrian Vaulting Association was created as a non-profit society in 2004 with three founding member clubs; fifteen years of growth later, there are seven vaulting clubs in Alberta, all of which are active and competitive. Read more about our Association, our High Point Program and the Indon Award.
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.
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.
Although our vision includes having a Provincial Vaulting Organization in every province and territory in Canada, this is not yet the case. If you are interested in vaulting and you live in a province that does not yet have such an organization, we would love to hear from you. Please email us at [email protected] and let us know of your interest, to what extent you think you might be able to be involved, and/or if you know of anyone who could help by being involved in your area. We look forward to hearing from you :)
Membership in the AEVA is open to anyone who is interested in vaulting; two types of memberships are available:
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.
SEVA membership is open to anyone interested in vaulting. Membership is mandatory for participation in SEVA events, such as clinics or competitions, as well as for events hosted by other provincial vaulting organizations.
The VaultCanada YouTube Channel
Visit the VaultCanada YouTube Channel to see plenty of video examples of all levels of vaulting: Channel Homepage with Most Recently Added Video Most Popular Videos Listing
All clubs listed on this page are official and current member clubs of the EVABC and have at least one certified Trainer/Coach.
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.
If the answer to a question you are looking for is not here, please let us know at [email protected] !
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.
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.
This page contains some helpful links for sites that you will probably need sooner or later :)
Vault Canada has established the Selection Criteria for the 2019 Junior World Championships
Download the selection criteria here