At the World Championships 2015 in Ermelo, Netherlands, we have seen an Ecuadorian Junior Team, which consisted of Marielisa Diez, Soledad Hidalgo, Raphaela Garcés, Alegría Cruz, Isabella Cobo, María Judith Salvador, Manuela Martínez and María Luz Carrillo. The girls have worked hard with their lunger Ararat Martín in Madrid before travelling to Ermelo and show their freestyle.
Luxembourg is one of the smallest vaulting nations, but they are doing a great job to be able to compete at an international stage sometimes. We have talked to Laura Thill, member of the only vaulting team in Luxembourg „Volti-Team Lëtzebuerg“ about their plans and progress.
Unfortunately, the Russian team wasn’t very lucky at last year’s FEI European Championships in Austria. They had problems getting visas to enter the EU and finally decided to compete with 5 instead of 6 vaulters. And if that wasn’t enough, they had troubles with their horse and couldn’t perform their freestyle rounds. However, the past is gone and now they are looking forward to the FEI World Equestrian Games 2018!
We have talked to Alejandra Orozco, the first and so far only Mexican to compete at international vaulting competitions and hopefully at the World Equestrian Games 2018 in Tryon. As one of the pioneers in equestrian vaulting in Mexico she is doing a great job promoting our beautiful discipline in Latin America and around the whole world. Read on to learn more about her challenges:Read More
Next weekend we will have the Canada Cup CVI (from 24th to 27th of May 2018). So we have talked to Charlene Kostecki, the Chair of Vault Canada and Chef d’Equippe of the Canadian National Team. She gave us some insights on the development of vaulting in Canada, their plans and goals for WEG 2018: to send an almost a full complement of vaulters to WEG!
Vaulting in Denmark has been facing a slight decline in the last years, but they seem to be back on track again and the numbers of both vaulting clubs and international competitors have increased.
Vaulting in Poland had its strong moments during the 80s and 90s winning medals at important international championships. Unfortunately, they have had some struggles since then. Now it seems as if they are back on track, thanks to national judges, trainers and lungers with lots of motivation, but also thanks to external help from internationally experienced vaulters bringing their knowledge into the country.
Vaulting in Iran started earlier than most of you have probably thought, it stretches back to Achaemenian Empire or even before that time. Iranians continued to perform some actions on cantering horses showing different movements as for example jumps, scissors, mill, different swings, stand, etc.