Category archives for: Vaulting

Kaiser, Jäiser, Vault to Top


Switzerland’s Simone Jäiser and Germany’s Daniel Kaiser got their FEI World Cup Vaulting 2015/2016 campaigns off to the perfect start when coming out on top at the opening round of the five-leg series in Madrid, Spain tonight. All but one of the athletes starting at this first event competed on borrowed horses, with French vaulter, […]

Vaulting Dazzles on World Stage


Vaulting has grown massively in terms of public and media support and appeal in recent years, and the sport — which combines the thrill of gymnastics with horseback riding — will be showcased internationally over five qualifying rounds this winter, beginning with competitions in Madrid and Paris. Vaulting demands outstanding physical fitness from the athletes and […]

Cal Vaulters in Germany

Alicen Divita does a handstand on her horse's back.

The first weekend of international competition at the CHIO Aachen wrapped on June 23 in the Albert-Vahle Arena in Germany, with six U.S. vaulters putting forth great efforts and gaining valuable experience. Four individuals and one Pas de Deux team represented the U.S. in CVIO3* competition led by  Kimberly and Cassidy Palmer and Alicen Divita. […]

U.S. Vaults to Aachen

Mary Garret vaulting on her horse.

Six California vaulters have been chosen to represent the United States at the CHIO Aachen, taking place in Germany, June 20-23. The following is the complete list of vaulters named by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) to participate in the CVIO3* at the CHIO Aachen. The United States will be represented by the following […]

Springing Back Into Vaulting

Woman in a black leotard kneeling on the back of a horse.

We all have friends or students who have “rediscovered” riding in midlife. Well, I’ve ridden all my life, but at 39 decided to return to the discipline I loved as a child growing up in Southern Germany: vaulting. For anyone not familiar with vaulting ― on whom the weight of that decision might be lost […]

Eccles, Looser vault to top of the World

Woman standing on one foot on her cantering horse

The first official FEI World Cup Vaulting season came to a close Feb. 5 with emotions running high, as Switzerland’s Patric Looser captured the male title, and Great Britain’s Joanne Eccles took top female honors in Bordeaux, France. Qualifiers were held at five venues over the winter months, and today’s closing stages saw the top […]

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