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By Sigrid Olson
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Vaulting in Potomac

Finding their balance

 

August 12, 2021

Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

Potomac vaulter Marley Howard performing an Arabesque on Juniper during the July Vaulting Clinic.

POTOMAC - Lead by Potomac vaulting clinician Christi Taillefer, local girls have been learning equestrian vaulting during multi-day clinics in June, July and August at local arenas.

Horse Vaulting is an equine sport involving athletics while on the back of a moving horse. It is one of the oldest equestrian sports and can be traced back to Roman games and German riding which included acrobatic displays performed on moving horses. Now there are competitions in certain states in the USA.

"Vaulting, for me, combines two of my favorite sports, gymnastics and horseback riding," said Taillefer...



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