Thank you to Bretta DeLuca for putting together this excellent overview of what to expect at a vaulting competition!
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.
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.
Every Vaulter, Lunger and Horse is required to have an FEI ID number.
Each year your FEI number needs to be renewed.
You can register or renew it here:
All vaulters who are competing outside of Canada, at an FEI event must sign up through the EC Authorization to compete Portal:
Authorization to compete CVI
All Vaulters who wish to declare their intention to compete for Canada at an FEI Championship must send notice to Vault Canada via [email protected] and through the EC Games/Championships Portal:
Step by Step instructions can be found here:
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.
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.
This form must be downloaded and signed by all members/participants ahead of entering an AEVA competition. This is not required in other provinces at this time.
The judging contract is for use by competition organizers and judges to standardize fees and process within the country. The latest version can always be found here on this page.
Judge Contract - 2022 version
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.
If the answer to a question you are looking for is not here, please let us know at [email protected] !
The Terms of Reference is the governing document that describes how this Equine Canada Discipline committee is structured and conducts its business.
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.
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 AA. National Judges can judge Provincial events and all Equestrian Canada divisions.
Membership in the AEVA is open to anyone who is interested in vaulting; two types of memberships are available: