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Have a go at horse vaulting this weekend
10:16am Friday 12th October 2012 in News
YOUNG people can have a go at an equestrian sport which is growing in popularity on Sunday.
Equestrian Vaulting is described as gymnastics on horseback and there’s a chance to experience what it’s like or watch others.
The Cambridge Campus of the College of West Anglia at Milton is hosting a visit from members of the Great British Vaulting team from noon to 2pm.
Coaches will be on hand and you can take part, as long as you’re aged seven and over.
They aim to show how this fun sport can get people involved with horses in a fun way.
This term the Landbeach Road campus is running its first-ever vaulting course with 24 students taking part at various times, where they use a large metal “horse”, made of barrels, to help teach vaulting skills.
It will cost £10 to take part in Sunday’s session.
There will be warm-up games and each child will have at least one go on the horse, as well as the barrel. Parents are welcome to watch.
The earliest evidence of vaulting can be traced back to Southern Scandinavia some 3,500 years ago.
In modern times it began in post-war Germany as a way to introduce youngsters to horses and the sport now has its own European and World championships.
It is hoped to launch a new Monday evening vaulting club at the Cambridge Campus of the College of West Anglia, adding to showjumping lessons which are already held.
Vaulting is already popular with boys and girls and the sport develops strength, agility and team work.
You don’t need to be an experienced rider to take part!
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