May 05, 2017 May 08, 2017

International Vaulting Competition coming to Hollister, CA

International Vaulting Competition in Hollister! Come see the Pacific Cup CVI hosted at Gilroy Gaits in Hollister, CA!

If you love horses, dance, gymnastics and fun, come check out the The Pacific Cup Concours de Voltige International (CVI), a major international equestrian vaulting competition being held on May 5-7 at Gilroy Gaits in Hollister, CA. The event is expected to attract top vaulters from across the US, Canada, South America, Australia, South Africa and Europe. Many of these athletes will be trying for scores enabling them to represent their respective countries at the Alltech Fédération Equestre International (FEI) World Equestrian Games in 2018.

Brought to the United States more than 35 years ago from Europe, vaulting is one of the nation's most exciting and creative sports.

Equestrian vaulting, or simply Vaulting, is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback. The origin of vaulting stretches back at least two thousand years.

The athletes will compete as individuals, in pairs, or in six-person squads, wherein up to 3 vaulters may be on the horse at the same time. Equestrian vaulting combines elements of gymnastics and dance performed to music on a moving horse. Vaulting involves teamwork between the vaulter, horse, and longeur, who controls the horse in a circle using a longe line. Competitions include compulsory and freestyle routines.

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