The horse dancer: a film for the whole family

Hi! I hope you have had a great summer! I don’t know about your place, but here in Crete it’s hot, very hot! And when it’s so hot outside, one wants to relax and find ways to entairntain oneself. So,

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My first vaulting lesson

Last Friday I took my first vaulting lesson with the university’s riding club. The equestrian club we had booked the lesson with specialises in vaulting and it is quite far from Nottingham, in Warwickshire, 1 1/2 hour by car. I

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Preparing for vaulting

One and a half year ago, on a skiing centre, when my sisters returned from the slopes were stunned to find out that I was gone, having rented equipment and hired a trainer, in order to try skiing! Nobody believed

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What is equestrian vaulting?

Vaulting is in fact gymnastics on horseback, initially established as a circus act. Its origins come from the years of the Roman empire, when acrobats performed exercises on the back of a cantering horse. Some also consider that vaulting even

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This is how it’s done: equestrian vaulting on video

I watched tonight on YouTube a video from the 2012 FEI World Vaulting Championships organized in Le Mans, won by the Swedish team. Germany and France were came second and third respectively. I hadn’t seen anything like that before and

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