American Vaulting Association

American Vaulting Association The American Vaulting Association is a non-profit dedicated to growing the art, and sport, of equestrian vaulting. Governing organization for Equestrian Vaulting in USA
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We are very excited to announce the 2020-2021 AVA Youth Ambassador Team! All applicants were outstanding making it very ...
10/05/2020

We are very excited to announce the 2020-2021 AVA Youth Ambassador Team! All applicants were outstanding making it very difficult to make a final decision. We have selected nine Ambassadors to represent the AVA this year. In no particular order:
Anastazja Krostenko Age-17 Cedar Lodge Vaulters Also serving as the team Vice President.
Elizabeth Phelps Age-18 Great Falls Vaulters
Also serving as the team Secretary.
Claire Clinger Age-17 Great Lakes Equestrian Vaulters
Natalia Rietz Age-16 Blue Sky Vaulters
Merissa Davies Age-17 Oak Hills Vaulting
Sarah Feik Age-16 Zemi Farm Vaulters
Isabella Fetters Age-17 Harbor View Vaulters
Jim Roedel Age-19 Tall City Vaulters
Bridget Kiernan Age-18 Portola Valley Vaulters

Selection Committee:
Jaynee Meyer-President of the Youth Ambassador Team
Katherine Ray-President of the AVA
KyLynn James-Youth Ambassador Supervisor

Make sure to follow @ava_youth for updates about the team and what they’ll accomplish this year!

Deadline Extended to 10/10/20: Vaulters, Parents, Coaches -- Equestrian Vaulting Magazine is Seeking Two Kinds of Photog...
10/03/2020
Dropbox - Submit files

Deadline Extended to 10/10/20: Vaulters, Parents, Coaches -- Equestrian Vaulting Magazine is Seeking Two Kinds of Photographs for the Winter Issue

1) Entries to our "Expression!" Photo contest. This contest will be judged by Devon Maitozo and he is looking for photographs of vaulting that "show the thought, inspiration, struggle, style and/or character of the vaulter'. For more on submission guidelines, check out his article in the Spring, 2020 issue of EVM. Photos need to be high resolution and be titled with the name of the photographer and vaulter (so we can contact you!). Use this link, before 10/10/20, to upload directly to Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/IdKCgQrisqUmJtYaS26Y

2) Photographs of Virtual Vaulting Competition: We would love to see vaulters performing and also candids from the home-front. Photos need to be high resolution and be titled with the name of the photographer and vaulter (so we can contact you!). Use this link, before 10/10/20, to upload directly to Dropbox. https://www.dropbox.com/request/veppYwibq9rK9gcMKt5b

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Never email yourself a file again!

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting going back to the fall of 1991. The cover page showcases Diana Tyll of Mt Efen Vau...
10/02/2020

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting going back to the fall of 1991. The cover page showcases Diana Tyll of Mt Efen Vaulters at the 1991 national championships. The second photo showcases AVA secretary Jen Williams of Mt Tabor Vaulters performing on Woodside Vaulters Babar at CVI Santa Cruz. And the last page showcsses Mt Eden’s Halloween fest results and our own Rosie Brown from then Timberline Vaulters. 🦄🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽💙 #FlashbackFriday #VintageVaulting #AVA #AmericanVaulting

An AVA membership is your ticket to a growing range of virtual training opportunities and competitive events, like the A...
10/01/2020

An AVA membership is your ticket to a growing range of virtual training opportunities and competitive events, like the AVA’s Vaulting 360, plus so much more! Join the AVA today! americanvaulting.org
#ava #americanvaulting #join #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

Today is the last day to apply for the 2020-2021 AVA Youth Ambassador Team! Follow the link in our bio to learn more and...
09/30/2020

Today is the last day to apply for the 2020-2021 AVA Youth Ambassador Team! Follow the link in our bio to learn more and submit your application by 12am MST. @ava_youth #avayouth #equestrianleaders #youthequestrian #apply

Take a look at this weeks vintage vaulting with news from the summer of 1991 including nationals and CVI Santa Cruz. Eac...
09/25/2020

Take a look at this weeks vintage vaulting with news from the summer of 1991 including nationals and CVI Santa Cruz. Each photo shows images from either competition with far too many people to name on each. You’ll see some names you might be familiar with such as Pam Geisler, Kendel Edmonds, Kelley Holly, Isabell Bibbler, Kim Frankel, and Jamie Beutler. 🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽🦄💙 #AmericanVaulting #AVA #FlashbackFriday

09/25/2020

Vaulting 360 with Mari and Ali of @mind.body.vault!
Sign up today to get clinics every Thursday!

Visit https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360

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Attention AVA Members! Are you.....-Between the ages of 16-21-Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the AVA...
09/24/2020

Attention AVA Members! Are you.....
-Between the ages of 16-21
-Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the AVA?
-Interested in making new friends, planning events, and learning leadership skills?
If you said YES to any of these follow the link in our bio to learn more and apply for the 2020-2021 Ambassador Team! Applications are due October 1st which is just one week away!
@ava_youth #youthambassador #youthequestrian #avayouth

Spots are filling up quick! Reserve your spot for the Vaulting 360 clinic series before the first session tomorrow!Visit...
09/24/2020

Spots are filling up quick! Reserve your spot for the Vaulting 360 clinic series before the first session tomorrow!

Visit https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360 today!

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

09/23/2020

Kristian Roberts is here to tell us about Vaulting 360!

Build your vaulting from every angle. Don't forget to sign up before Thursday to take advantage of the whole series of clinics.

Visit https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360 to sign up.

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

An AVA membership is your ticket to a growing range of virtual training opportunities and competitive events, like the A...
09/23/2020

An AVA membership is your ticket to a growing range of virtual training opportunities and competitive events, like the AVA’s Vaulting 360, plus so much more! Join the AVA today! americanvaulting.org
#ava #americanvaulting #join #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse # #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

Final week to register for the entire Vaulting 360 Virtual Clinic Series!! Vaulting 360 is a low cost way to bring high ...
09/22/2020

Final week to register for the entire Vaulting 360 Virtual Clinic Series!!

Vaulting 360 is a low cost way to bring high quality AVA clinicians to your home or club. Learn the secrets to mounts, flight, and mental preparedness as you refine your techniques with focused and targeted strength exercises. Sign up before Thursday September 25!

https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

09/19/2020

Virtual Cup and Fun Fest Update:

The results of the Virtual Cup and Fun Fest will be posted by October 1.

In this weeks Vintage Vaulting we have news coming to you from winter of 1990.  The cover once again displays Vaulting ...
09/18/2020

In this weeks Vintage Vaulting we have news coming to you from winter of 1990. The cover once again displays Vaulting from coast to coast with the East Coast Fall Fest and Topaz 4-H Vaulters, and C team of the year Pegasus falters from Soquel, California. The second image displays club reports along with a photo of Woodside Vaulters Isabelle Bibbler and Devon Maitozo. So glad to see so many of these clubs and their members still so involved today nearly 30 years later! 🦄🤸🏼‍♀️❤️ #FlashbackFriday #VintageVaulting #AVA #AmericanVaulting

Elevate your performance with new meditation and yoga techniques in the Vaulting 360 virtual clinic series. Visit https:...
09/17/2020

Elevate your performance with new meditation and yoga techniques in the Vaulting 360 virtual clinic series.
Visit https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360
and register before Sept 25!

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting Mind.Body.Vault

09/16/2020

Level up, the Virtual way! Apply and submit a video to be considered for the ultimate AVA achievement: an AVA Medal!
Virtual Vaulting Medal Tests are now available for Novice Pin, Copper or Trot Medal on www.AVAVirtual.com.

09/15/2020

Attention Members: The AVA will hold a board meeting on September 16th at 4:30pm PT. Topics include Nationals and the new Website. Please email AVA Board Secretary Jen Williams at [email protected] to receive the dial-in instructions.

Only 10 days left to register for the Vaulting 360 clinic series!!  Bring this live 360 degree interactive experience, r...
09/15/2020

Only 10 days left to register for the Vaulting 360 clinic series!! Bring this live 360 degree interactive experience,
right to your home. Register for Vaulting 360 today to reserve your spot.

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

Photo #1 by @kristiansphotography

Our first USEF/AVA recognized competition of 2020 will be hosted by Region IV and held on October 9th-11th at the Dougla...
09/10/2020

Our first USEF/AVA recognized competition of 2020 will be
hosted by Region IV and held on October 9th-11th at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock, Colorado. Judges will be Kendel Edmonds and Toni Amoroso. You may view the prizelist and all event details in CompWeb. Entries close Monday, September 14th so don't delay!

Elevate your weekly training schedule with techniques from the AVA's best clinicians. Vaulting 360 is a socially distant...
09/10/2020

Elevate your weekly training schedule with techniques from the AVA's best clinicians. Vaulting 360 is a socially distant and convenient way to bring elite instruction to your club. Register for the Vaulting 360 series at https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

Photo by Kristian Roberts

An AVA membership is your ticket to a growing range of virtual training opportunities and competitive events, like the A...
09/09/2020

An AVA membership is your ticket to a growing range of virtual training opportunities and competitive events, like the AVA’s Vaulting 360, plus so much more! Join the AVA today! #ava #americanvaulting #join #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting

Transform your vaulting today with Vaulting 360.Reserve your spot now. Class size is limited. Don’t delay! Visit https:/...
09/08/2020

Transform your vaulting today with Vaulting 360.
Reserve your spot now. Class size is limited. Don’t delay! Visit https://www.avavirtual.com/vaulting-360

#ava #americanvaulting #virtual #vaulting #usa #horse #getfit #usequestrian #equestrian #virtual #virtualvaulting @mindbodyvault @theamericanvaulter @barplebapkins

This week’s vintage vaulting showcases vaulting from around the world during the summer of 1990. The cover features Team...
09/04/2020

This week’s vintage vaulting showcases vaulting from around the world during the summer of 1990. The cover features Team USA at the World Championships in Sweden, Mt Eden Vaulters at the National Championships in Saratoga CA, and Mt Tabor Vaulters at the Eastern Championships. The second photo showcases Germany and Colorado’s Christoph Lensing in his hey day. And the third photo showcases USEF/AVA judge Alia Detol and her Pas de Deux partner. 🦄🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽💪🏽 #VintageVaulting #FlashbackFriday #AVA #AroundTheWorld

Level up, the Virtual way! Apply and submit a video to be considered for the ultimate AVA achievement: an AVA Medal!Virt...
09/02/2020
AVA Virtual Vaulting

Level up, the Virtual way! Apply and submit a video to be considered for the ultimate AVA achievement: an AVA Medal!

Virtual Vaulting Medal Tests are now available for Novice Pin, Copper or Trot Medal on www.AVAVirtual.com.

Our vision is for everyone, everywhere, to have the opportunity to participate from the comfort of their own arena in Vaulting. The American Vaulting Association presents Virtual Vaulting to allow athletes in any location to compete against other athletes using qualified judges that can rank their a...

Applications for the 2020-2021 Youth Ambassador Team are now open until October 1st! Follow the link to learn more about...
09/01/2020

Applications for the 2020-2021 Youth Ambassador Team are now open until October 1st! Follow the link to learn more about the program and to fill out an application! @ava_youth

https://avayouth.com/apply/

#avayouth #equestrianvaulting #youthequestrian

08/31/2020

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Memberships processed between September 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 will be valid through December 31, 2021! AVA annual Individual Membership (Youth and Adult) fees have increased from $50 to $65, beginning with 2021 memberships. AVA is also offering Members the opportunity to purchase a 2-year membership (membership will be valid through December 31, 2022) at the current membership fee rate of $50/year. Special 2-year Individual Memberships may be purchased only through October 31, 2020 for $100.

This week’s vintage vaulting showcases vaulters from the East Coast to Hawaii in the summer of 1990. The cover feature...
08/28/2020

This week’s vintage vaulting showcases vaulters from the East Coast to Hawaii in the summer of 1990. The cover features Topaz’s 4-H Vaulters at Great Falls spring fest. The second photo showcases the Kunia Vaulters on Oahu Hawaii. And the third photo displays results from the annual Timberline Father’s Day fest with our own Rosie Brown winning first place in trot freestyle. 🦄🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽💪🏽 #VintageVaulting #FlashbackFriday #AVA #CrossCountry #CoastToCoast

08/25/2020

Attention Members: The AVA will hold a board meeting on August 26th at 4:30pm PT. Topics include Nationals, Fundraising, and Rule Changes. Please email AVA Board Secretary Jen Williams at [email protected] to receive the dial-in instructions.

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting with scenes from spring of 1990. The cover features Patti Skipton’s Monte Vista Va...
08/21/2020

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting with scenes from spring of 1990. The cover features Patti Skipton’s Monte Vista Vaulters and their annual spring fest along with Kitchy Burdette’s Pegasus Vaulters and their annual barrel fest, both in Santa Cruz area. The second image is of Rick Hawthorne‘s Valley View Vaulters from Southern California. 🦄🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽🙌🏽👏🏽 #FlashbackFriday #VintageVaulting #AVA #EquestrianVaulting

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting with scenes from summer and fall of 1989. The cover features national championship...
08/14/2020

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting with scenes from summer and fall of 1989. The cover features national championship trot team including longtime former member Del Dyer and former Team USA vaulter Peter Frola. Second photo showcases the ground you from CVI San Francisco and Mt Eden’s Jan Garrod. Third photo includes Team USA (Timberline Vaulters open team) which went on to receive the bronze in Stockholm in 1990. 🦄🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽🙌🏽👏🏽 #FlashbackFriday #VintageVaulting #AVA #EquestrianVaulting

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting with scenes from the summer and fall of 1988. The cover features the national cham...
08/07/2020

Check out this weeks vintage vaulting with scenes from the summer and fall of 1988. The cover features the national championship open team from Pegasus Vaulters in Soquel, California. Second photo includes Mile High’s Jodi Rinaed from earlier days with Mt Holyoke Vaulters. Third photo includes International Vaulter David Long from a CVI held in San Francisco.🦄🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏽🙌🏽👏🏽 #FlashbackFriday #VintageVaulting #AVA #EquestrianVaulting

08/04/2020

AVA Board of Directors Nominations Now Open!

The AVA Membership will elect Directors and Officers to the Board of Directors this fall, for two-year terms, January 2021 through December 2022.

The positions to be elected are:
President, Secretary, VP Development, and VP Membership; Directors of Competitions, Education, Information Technology (IT), and Judges’ Program/Technical; and Regional Supervisors of Regions II, IV, and X.

Any interested adult AVA Member may self-nominate for any position by filling in the brief Self-Nomination Questionnaire on or before August 31, 2020. In order to appear on the ballot, eligible candidates must then complete the AVA Nominee Questionnaire (available upon completion of the Self-Nomination) by September 30, 2020.

Online voting instructions will be sent to all AVA voting Members by October 15, 2020, and all votes must be cast by November 5, 2020. General Secretary Jen Williams will announce the election results by November 26, 2020.

Please direct any questions to Jen Williams or Elise Beisecker.

08/03/2020

After 12 years of keeping AVA member fees at a constant rate, while operating costs and member benefits have both increased significantly, the Board of Directors has voted in favor of a fee increase for AVA Individual Membership (Youth and Adult) from $50 annually to $65, beginning with 2021 memberships.

The Board is also offering Members the opportunity to “lock in” the current (2020) membership fee rate ($50/year) through the end of 2022. Special 3-year Individual Memberships may be purchased through October 31, 2020 for $150, which will be valid through the end of 2022. Those who have already purchased Individual Memberships for 2020 may extend their membership through the end of 2022 for an additional $100 fee. Contact the AVA National Office if you wish to take advantage of these offers.

For more information, be on the lookout for the next AVA member blast.

Looking for a educational virtual event?  Check out Vaulting 360 - Attacking your vaulting from all angles!  This clinic...
07/21/2020
Vaulting 360 | vaultingsymposium

Looking for a educational virtual event? Check out Vaulting 360 - Attacking your vaulting from all angles! This clinic series will explore the compulsories and freestyle from multiple angles - cross training for strength and flexibility, drills and skills needed to be successful, technical review of how these are judged, and the mental preparedness needed to be effective in competition. But most of all - have fun and vault virtually with all your vaulting friends! For details, visit the link below. Virtual classes start July 24.

Vaulting 360 will explore the compulsories and freestyle from multiple angles - cross training for strength and flexibility, drills and skills needed to be successful, technical review of how these are judged, and the mental preparedness needed to be effective in competition. But most of all - have....

Are you a Weekend Warrior? We know you are! Show us your inner warrior by registering for the AVA Virtual Competitions! ...
07/09/2020

Are you a Weekend Warrior? We know you are! Show us your inner warrior by registering for the AVA Virtual Competitions!

https://www.avavirtual.com/

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Here's another vintage photo that I'm hoping someone recognizes/has info about. (Lambie Pie?)
Throwback Saturday - anyone recognize these? I don't know much about them other than a CO non-horsey descendent knew what vaulting was and sent these along in one of those "small world" moments.
Hello coaches and lungers! Starting August 23rd, 2020 Lungeing Training offers the next round of ‚The Art of Lunging‘ Masterclass. This course is great for coaches wanting to refresh their lunging skills, learn more about how to work with different side reins, and put together a training plan for their horse to work on a particular goal. It‘s also great for vaulters or parents that would like to learn how to lunge / improve to support the team. We are currently having 5 vaulting coaches in the course - great exchange! Weekly Zoom Coaching calls, video uploads of your horse and personalized feedback. Feel free to share this with your fellow equestrians 🤩 🙏🏻 horse-pilates.com/masterclass/
I am posting this to FB because my team has questions and I am sure others do too. Regarding the selling of the AVA list- what info is being disclosed: name, email, mailing address, birthdate...? An email list is very different from a list with more personal information. What are the established "vetting procedures" when considering the sale? Will these be socially conscious companies, companies related to equestrian, political entities, ...? This is important since so many of our members are minors. I think this is a creative way for the AVA to meet its financial obligations and am hoping that having more details might encourage more participation.
Hi fellows of the American Vaulting Association! This Sunday, 👉🏻 June 14th, 2020 Lungeing Training is starting the next Masterclass 'The Art of Lunging' - feel free to share with your lungers that would like to step up their skills, strengthen their knowledge or might want to become a future lunger! In our last course we had two vaulting Mums that want to support their coaches and team 😀 It's a 8-10 week comprehensive online course: with lectures, videos to watch, a closed group for feedback and weekly group coaching calls via Zoom. Each participants also posts videos of their progress - lots of fun! www.horse-pilates.com/Masterclass Feel free to share further, thank you for your support! 🙏 What participants learn taking this class: ✅ Gain basic skills as a lunger / or refreshed your knowledge about lunging ✅ A good understanding of the different lunging equipment, how to use it and for which horse, situation or training goal to use what ✅ Gain insights in the different side reins and how to leverage those best ✅ Accomplish practical experiences on how to handle the lunge line, whip and your voice commands for a pleasant workout for your horse. ✅ Develop and strengthen your eye and skill to assess which horse needs which lunging program: we’ll do video assessments of several horses accompanied by our experienced coaches ✅ Outlined you’re horses training plan to get fit into summer Sign up for our upcoming course starting JUNE 14th, 2020 Click here: 👉🏻 https://horse-pilates.com/masterclass
Here is a good recap of the PRELIMINARY recent discussions of the Board of Directors, written by Jane Egger of Region X. Final voting on these items is taking place right now, with votes closing Sunday night. If you have views on these matters, do contact your Regional Supervisor and/or Board Members! ---------- The AVA Board of Directors met last night, April 28, 2020, for a meeting on Zoom to discuss how the COVID-19 is impacting the AVA. During the meeting, several straw votes were taken but the final votes will be on Sunday, May 3 and the results posted by email, AVA blast and social media on Monday. So the information below is contingent on the final votes on Sunday. Nationals 2020 The Nationals Committee recommended to the Board that the 2020 Nationals be cancelled. The straw poll confirmed the recommendation to cancel. Nationals 2021 There is a possibility that 2021 Nationals could be held at Mt. Holyoke rather than the previous plan of Rancho Murieta, CA. Mt. Holyoke will allow us to reschedule in 2021. It is unknown if Rancho Murieta would give us that option. The straw vote was equally divided as to Mt. Holyoke or Rancho Murieta for 2021. AVA Finances AVA Treasurer, Jill Hobby, guided us through how COVID-19 has affected our financials. Much of our income has been taken away due to its impact. Many ideas were put forth to bring funds in including a National Virtual Tournament and doing an emergency national fundraising effort. I can''t express enough that when the AVA asks for donations, please send whatever you can. The AVA will have a $5,000/month deficit for the rest of the year. We need to generate cash any way we can. The VPs will be reviewing their budgets again for 2020. With the finances in mind, the AVA has cancelled the 2020 awards programs (horse awards, vaulter high point, team of the year and zone awards). At this point, eligibility for any awards could be small since it's unknown how many recognized competitions will be held this year. Rule Change The AVA is adding a Copper medal exam to the rule book. Fees will be the same as the other medal exams. Minimum score for all exercises is 5.0 except the Swing Forward which is 4.5. The total score of all exercises must average 50%. The AVA will follow USEF's competition recognition suspension to May 31. Other matters were discussed that I will address later or it will be in the information put out by the AVA on social media.
A good recap of the PRELIMINARY discussions of the Board of Directors, written by Jane Egger of Region X. Final voting on these items is taking place, with votes closing Sunday night. If you have views on these matters, do contact your Regional Supervisor and/or Board Members! ---------- The AVA Board of Directors met last night, April 28, 2020, for a meeting on Zoom to discuss how the COVID-19 is impacting the AVA. During the meeting, several straw votes were taken but the final votes will be on Sunday, May 3 and the results posted by email, AVA blast and social media on Monday. So the information below is contingent on the final votes on Sunday. Nationals 2020 The Nationals Committee recommended to the Board that the 2020 Nationals be cancelled. The straw poll confirmed the recommendation to cancel. Nationals 2021 There is a possibility that 2021 Nationals could be held at Mt. Holyoke rather than the previous plan of Rancho Murieta, CA. Mt. Holyoke will allow us to reschedule in 2021. It is unknown if Rancho Murieta would give us that option. The straw vote was equally divided as to Mt. Holyoke or Rancho Murieta for 2021. AVA Finances AVA Treasurer, Jill Hobby, guided us through how COVID-19 has affected our financials. Much of our income has been taken away due to its impact. Many ideas were put forth to bring funds in including a National Virtual Tournament and doing an emergency national fundraising effort. I can''t express enough that when the AVA asks for donations, please send whatever you can. The AVA will have a $5,000/month deficit for the rest of the year. We need to generate cash any way we can. The VPs will be reviewing their budgets again for 2020. With the finances in mind, the AVA has cancelled the 2020 awards programs (horse awards, vaulter high point, team of the year and zone awards). At this point, eligibility for any awards could be small since it's unknown how many recognized competitions will be held this year. Rule Change The AVA is adding a Copper medal exam to the rule book. Fees will be the same as the other medal exams. Minimum score for all exercises is 5.0 except the Swing Forward which is 4.5. The total score of all exercises must average 50%. The AVA will follow USEF's competition recognition suspension to May 31. Other matters were discussed that I will address later or it will be in the information put out by the AVA on social media.
I would like to invite all the Vaulters to check out the Equestrian Bags & Bling at
Nutcracker Clara, Snow Fairy and Nutcracker #AVAHolidayFreestyle
I opened my ballot and am looking at the ByLaw changes. I am confused- the 1st says we will elect all Regional Supervisors on the odd years. The 2nd says that the Regional Supervisors not up for election will be the Nominating Committee. Doesn't that mean that on the odd years there will be no Regional Supervisors to be on the Nominating Committee. Are we potentially approving contradicting changes? Or am I not understanding what I am reading?
A HUGE thank you to Katherine Ray, Emma Garrod and ALL the other amazing volunteers and parents for running an amazing Nationals. Alex Thomas you did a beautiful job of capturing so many incredible moments.
Selling our Vaulting Barrel and trampoline $650.00 pick up only or Buyer paid Shipping. It is in great condition, has a side surcingle and has only been stored indoors. My daughter does not Vault any more. Call 269.838.0659 pick up is Delton MI