U.S. Vaulting Team

“For gymnastics enthusiasts, Vaulting is a sister sport, but on the back of a horse. All Vaulting routines—team, individual, and freestyle—are performed on the back of a cantering horse, traveling in a circle and attached to a lunge line. Competitors are judged on their ability to smoothly execute compulsory movements demonstrating strength, flexibility, and balance during their routines. The horses are an important part of the team and, like the human gymnasts, are also judged on their performance. Vaulting at WEG features Men's, Women's, Pas de Deux and Team competitions.” - Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

The U.S. Vaulting Team has won a total of nine medals at the FEI World Equestrian Games, including a Squad gold medal in 2010 (Lexington, Kentucky USA) and two Individual gold medals, one in 1998 (Rome Italy) and one in 2006 (Aachen, Germany).



Ioannou Leads U.S. Women in Vaulting Freestyle

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 3, 2014, 10:23 AM EST

Elizabeth Ioannou had the best performance of any U.S. individual female vaulter today and earned an 8.347% score. That has put her into the top 15 overall and guaranteed that she will advance to the final rounds of vaulting competition at WEG.

Qualification Hopes Alive for Mary Garrett

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 3, 2014, 9:42 AM EST

By earning a 7.301 for her freestyle test, Mary Garrett is still holding onto a chance to qualify for the final two rounds of competitio n. Update: Mary Garrett has officially been eliminated from vaulting competition at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

McCormick Eanrs 7.939 for Her Freestyle

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 3, 2014, 9:40 AM EST

A slip on the dismount probably kept Mary McCormick from earning over 8 for her freestyle test today, but she will probably hold onto a top ten spot at the end of competition today .

Vaulting Squad 13th in Freestyle Comp

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 3, 2014, 7:54 AM EST

A fall during the Woodside Vaulters squad freestyle test in the squad freestyle competition meant they had the 13th best score, 7.034. Their "score of round" was 6.850 and has them in 9th place .

7.571 for Ioannou

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 2, 2014, 10:35 AM EST

Elizabeth Iaonnou was the third and final U.S. woman to complete her compulsory vaulting test. On Jarl and lunged by Lasse Kristensen, Elizabeth score 7.57 and is in 15th place.

McCormick & Garrett Complete First Compulsory Test

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 2, 2014, 8:57 AM EST

Vaulting consecutively on Palatine, and both lunged by Carolyn Bland, Mary McCromick & Mary Garrett were the first Americans to complete compulsory vaulting tests. McCormick earend an 8.080 score, which has her in 6th place. Garrett's score was7.481 and has her in 18th place.

U.S. Vaulting Squad 7th After Compulsury Test

by Andrew Minnick | Sep 2, 2014, 7:27 AM EST

U.S. Vaulters Ready

by Kathleen Landwehr | Sep 1, 2014, 9:03 PM EST

The vaulting portion of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is underway in Normandy with the Horse Inspection taking place on Monday. All U.S. horses passed and vaulters in the Individual Female, Individual Male, Pas de Deux, and Squad championships are ready to begin the competition and represent their country. FEI World Squad Vaulting Championship Having a fantastic year in 2014, the Woodside Vaulters will represent their country in Normandy in the FEI World Squad Vaulting...