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Equestrian vaulting can be simply described as gymnastics performed in harmony with a moving horse.

Open Days

The Perry Group runs a series of Open Days where the benefits of vaulting can be explained to schools or clubs interested in this sport.

More details about the Open Days can be found here and some of the vaulting demonstrated at the Perry Group July Open day can be seen here. Ned Kelly was the groups full-time vaulting horse until August 2006 before being sold. The Group uses Goofy, Murphy, Spanner and Stubbs in the vaulting sessions.

For further reading, the Learning to move paper by Sports Coach UK discusses the importance of fundamental movement skills (agility, balance, coordination) in teenagers through sport while Basic Vaulting Good Practice Guidelines details team discipline and the approach, mount, dismount and getaway phases of vaulting.

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Links:

Perry Group RDA

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Fund-raising days - Dancing with Horses at Walford College - 5st April 2009

This event was a huge success, enjoyed by approximately 200 spectators, and raised over 3,000 for the Group and the new centre .

Included was a demonstration of Tina vaulting on Spotty


This very well supported event included a demonstration by the English Vaulting Squad with Julie McNally

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Jane Barker
Perry Cottage,
Yeaton,
Shrewsbury,
Shropshire

tel: 0845 450 6714

email:
janebarker@perry-rda.org

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