Equestrian Vaulting or simply Vaulting, is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback, which can be practised both competitively or non-competitively.

Vaulting has a history as an equestrian act at circuses, but its origins stretch back at least two-thousand years.

It is open to both men and women, and is one of ten equestrian disciplines recognized by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI).

Therapeutic or Interactive vaulting is also used as an activity for children and adults who may have balance, attention, gross motor skill, or social deficits.

Vaulting is concentrated in Europe and is well-established in countries such as Germany. It was first introduced in the United States in the 1950s and 60s and is fast gaining popularity in many other parts of the world including South Africa.


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