Gymnastics on horseback.
Vaulting is best described as gymnastics on horseback and is one of the 10 equestrian disciplines recognized by the international federation for equestrian sports. Vaulting is very common in Continental European countries such as Germany and Switzerland however it is not as well established in England. At Contessa we are proud that we are one of very few centres across the UK that provides vaulting coaching on a regular basis.
The Contessa vaulting team kick-started their competition career last year and walked away as Novice walk champions as a team and also winning as individuals. After such a success we hope to continue competing and are always on the look out for new members to join our team.
Our vaulting horses
Puro has a beautiful canter so is perfect for the more advanced vaulters to learn more difficult moves in walk and canter.