Mighty Mites - 3 - 6 Years of Age Mighty Mites provides a wonderful opportunity to introduce horses and vaulting to your younger children! They will learn the basic parts of the horse & vaulting tack as well as horse safety. This class has three instructors to ensure a safe and fun environment. The 'Mites' will learn the basic and modified individual compulsories and individual/double freestyle moves on the horse. They will also work on the basic gymnastic skills need for vaulting: somersaults, cartwheels, and handstands/headstands. The Mighty Mites skills will help increase body awareness, coordination, strength, and flexibility! This class is a 1hr long class.
Walk/Trot - 6 & Up Walk/Trot is a fun class that allows the vaulter to expand their experience by learning more difficult Individual/double/team freestyle moves and goes into more depth on the compulsories. Vaulters will also grow their knowledge of horse skills and help tack up the horse and start learning the basics of lunging a horse. Vaulters will also start to become more comfortable with the trot gait and start to work on the compulsories at the trot. Vaulters will also perfect the basic gymnastic movements and increase the strength and flexibility required for Vaulting. This is a 1.5 hr long class. Special exceptions will allow for younger vaulters.
Trot & Competition Team - By Invitation Only Trot Team focuses on growing at the Trot level with the intent to compete several times a year in our Vaulting Region. This level meets twice a week for 2hr lessons and focuses on skills needed to compete at the trot. Conditioning is required at this level. The following competitions are listed for 2016:
June 18th - Iowa Fun Fest! Classes are $5. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (for all vaulting levels)
July 16th & 17th - Region 5 Summerfest in St. Paul Minnesota. (Recognized)
October 7th-8th - Octoberfest in Castle Rock, Colorado. Class flat fee of $100 and Horse fee of $15. (Recognized)