Horses and their maintenance are expensive and most vaulters have experienced times when they donÔÇÖt have a horse. Some insiders of our sport (we cannot mention them yet) have told us that they made a proposal: To include vaulting on a bike instead of on a horse in competitions. This new vaulting trend would facilitate many vaulters to compete on a moving item and to improve their balance.

This video shows where this trend comes from. As a new variation of spinning some people already do some kind of gymnastic moves on exercise bikes:

But this would be too easy since vaulters are used to perform on the horse moving forward. So the idea would be to do some specified exercises on a moving bicycle, which needs to be balanced on a circle of course. Competitions would take place in gyms under similar conditions as barrel competitions.

We have tried that for you, but see yourself ­čśÇ

The mill (first try, so totally improvable):

But also freestyle moves are possible and need be taken to a next level:

vaulting trend

The first competitions might take place at the end of this season as soon as the rules have been defined. We will keep you up to date so that you can prepare on time and start training now in case you would like to sign up for some.

ThereÔÇÖs a lot of room for improvement and we would love to see your attempts! Send us your videos of your freestyle moves on a bike!

Photo: Daniel Ellwanger / Equitana 2019

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