Welcome to Complete Equestrian Vaulters! We are very happy you are considering this amazing sport. There is a lot to vaulting, so please review the following information. Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
Weekly Practice Schedule
Recreational vaulters are welcome to practice as a drop in student or attend one or more practices each week. Make up classes are allowed with prior office approval in open classes.
Competitive vaulters will need to attend two or more practices minimum each week to ensure they are able to practice their compulsories and freestyle exercises. It is encouraged that competitive vaulters also practice their weekly conditioning and mats exercises at home. Make up classes are allowed with prior office approval in open classes.
First Vaulting Practice
Paperwork and payment
Each new vaulter will need to fill out our online registration and waiver prior to your first class. If you are interested in becoming a competitive vaulter, you will need to fill out our competitive vaulter registration form.
Payment is due by the first class. You may choose to pay our per session or our drop in fee.
Cancellations and Rescheduling
Your space in class is reserved with your payment. If you need to miss a class, you are welcome to request a make up lesson at any of our other vaulting classes, as long as there is a space open for you. We cannot guarantee a space for make up lessons. Please let us know 48 hours in advance when you will be missing a class. Please allow 48 hours in advance to reschedule a missed class. Make ups cannot be applied to future sessions.
Vaulters will need to wear tight fitting clothing. Leggings and sweatpants are preferred. Ladies are encouraged to wear a sports bra.
Long hair must be tied back. Jewelry and chewing gum are not permitted and are a safety hazard.
Layering and the weather. Always come prepared for the weather. It is always better to be over dressed than under prepared.
Winter vaulting. It is encouraged to dress for the weather. Wear snow boots, gloves, hats, snow pants and a coat over your vaulting clothes.
When on the horse, the vaulter must wear a flexible shoe. Hard soled shoes are not permitted as they can injure the horse.
For recreational vaulters, we recommend a flexible tennis shoe or water sock. You can also google “equestrian vaulting shoe”. This will show agility gymnastics shoes and skyline vaulting shoes. These are a lower quality shoe that are acceptable for recreational vaulting.
For competitive vaulters, we recommend the Nadia Bleyer vaulting shoe. Those can be purchased from http://www.pvsupply.net/shoes.html or https://bleyershoes.com/product/bleyer-nadia-vaulting-shoe/. We recommend ordering at least two sizes up.
There is a lot more to horses that riding and vaulting. We want to teach responsibility to our students by caring for our horses.
Vaulters are responsible at each practice for setting up and cleaning up their practice equipment. They will also be grooming and caring for their horses. In addition, they will be feeding the horses and sometimes blanketing the horses after practices. Coaches may ask vaulters for additional help with any other chores that need to be done.
Vaulters will need closed toed boots or shoes for their chores. Gloves are optional.
Code of Conduct
Please review the vaulter and parent expectations prior to participating in our programs. Please reach out if you have questions in regards to our code of conduct.
We will send out a weekly team update and curriculum to help keep everyone on the same page. We use:
- Facebook group: “The Barn at CEV” is a closed group for CEV members only. Please reach out to us to be added to the group. www.facebook.com/groups/677229932421349/
- All Team Group Email: email@example.com : Group email to reach all members of CEV.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org : Email to CEV to reach coaches and the board.
Questions and Concerns
If you have general questions, please us the above resources to ask your questions!
We take the concerns of the team very seriously. If you would like to bring an anonymous concern to the board of directors and/or coaches, please fill out this form.
Supporting the Club
- Club and Parent Meetings: Club and general parent meetings are held quarterly. Schedules are posted via email. Meetings are important to participate in club related decisions and find out about upcoming demonstrations, fundraisers or competitions.
- Demonstrations and clinics: The AVA, our region, and our club are actively trying to bring more visibility to the great sport of vaulting. We are always looking for opportunities to promote it to potential vaulters and fans. Complete Equestrian Vaulters participates in many demonstrations throughout the year.
- Parent help: There is no shortage of opportunities to help improve the club. Parents with horse knowledge can step in around the barn. However, there are plenty of jobs for non-”horsey” parents. We can always use help with fundraising, office work, sewing costumes and pad covers, cleaning tack and other jobs. Many hands make light work, so please consider how you as a parent can help out.
- Donations and sponsorships: Complete Equestrian Vaulters is a 501c3 non profit organization. Cash and item donations are tax deductible and always welcome.
- Heart Beats Gala: The club holds one large annual fundraiser in an effort to avoid multiple small fundraisers. This fundraiser helps to defray the cost of competition fees, horse expenses, equipment repair, etc. We are also able to provide a scholarship program to make vaulting an accessible sport to all individuals. We can’t be successful without the participation of vaulters and parents in this event. The Heart Beats Gala is held each February and is a vaulting demonstration, silent auction, and dinner event. We ask vaulters and families to sell tickets, solicit donations and sponsorships, and help with the planning and execution of this event. Please mark your calendars! We also welcome new ideas and opportunities to help generate additional resources for the club.
- Quarterly Barn Clean-Up Days: Complete Equestrian Vaulters hosts 4 barn clean up days annually. We ask that all team members attend. Barn clean-up day helps us to keep costs down by regularly maintaining our facilities. Barn clean-up days are held on a Saturday and last no more than 3 hours. Lunch is provided for all participants.
- King Soopers and Amazon Smile: Additional money can be earned for our club when shopping at these retailers.
- King Soopers: Log on to your account at http://www.kingsoopers.com. Search Complete Equestrian Vaulters by name or use WP551 and click enroll.