Typically student range from ages 9 to Young Adults.
Parents/riders will be required
to sign a liability form.
Come dressed properly – i.e.
jacket, shoes, see dress code below.
Parents (if app.) need to read
throughout the study book – i.e. rules, level, dress code and
Please call if you are not
coming to class.
Classes are for actively enrolled students only.
Lessons are held in all weather conditions, including
Always be aware that lessons may run over the allotted time.
Late starts - please understand that late starts may occur due to the
nature of the business.
All students are required to clean up after themselves.
Spectators, this includes PARENTS, are not allowed in the areas
where horses are working, such as the arena and grooming areas
or cross ties. It is preferred that they stay in their cars. So, not
to distract the vaulters.
that are improperly dressed for vaulting or weather conditions
will not be able to vault.
must not interfere in lesson by distracting student when on the
Any parent that is going to be late to pick up a student needs
Jackets, coats and sweatshirts are to be zipped or buttoned while
riding; never take any type of outer garment off while mounted.
Vaulting Dress Code:
Clothes: T-shirt and legging or sweat pants. Bike unitards are
great. Shirts should be tucked in.
1/2 Shirts, loose or slippery clothing or jeans should be worn.
COLD WEATHER: Sweatshirts should be warn in cold weather, no
zippers or buttons: damages the equipment..
Long hair should be in a ponytail or bun.
Shoes: Swim shoes (water shoes), Ballet shoes, or
Vaulting shoes are good.
Vaulting Shoes can be purchase on line at
Vaulting Supply the shoes cost is around $29.00 plus 6.00 for shipping.
Vaulting rules are the standards by which a rider conducts
him/herself when vaulting in company, whether showing or during
instruction. A well-mannered rider is aware that the practice of
these rules is a safety fact for them and others.
Obey the instructor at all times.
Do not tell others what to do. (However, do help other vaulters by
being a good mentor.)
Students must dress properly for vaulting and the weather.
Never run in front of the horse.
Never stand in front of or behind the horse
Always warm up before vaulting.
Never practice alone.
Be on time to your lessons. (Call if you are going to be late and
remember to stretch.)
Specters must not distract the riders
Always be ready to help spot for your teammate.
Always praise your teammates often on their achievements.
Never ride on a horse that has not been trained for vaulting.
Remember to stand in line patiently.
Stand tallest to smallest with your hands behind you, at attention.
softly on the horse’s back and do not dig your heels, knees, or toes
into the horse.
you lose your balance, make sure you tuck and roll away from the
horse or barrel.
17. Never use the word CAN'T. Ask for help instead.
1. No smoking: no smoking anywhere.
2. No shouting: speak in a normal tone of voice. Shouting is
annoying to horses and has no place in the stable.
3. No running: do not run in stable or around the horses.
4. No gum: no chewing gum when riding or around the stable.
5. No standing behind tethered horses.
6. No riding in or out of the barn.
7. No one may play or be around the haystack.
8. No rock throwing.
9. All students are required to wear a helmet when riding.
10. Any guest riding or handling a horse must sign a liability waiver.
(available on our web site)
11. Never enter a stall or take a horse without permission of the
12. Do not feed horses or chickens without permission. Do not
feed academy horses by hand.
13. Children should never be left unattended. There are many
potential dangers around the stable.
14. Do not litter.
15. No dogs.
16. Do not chase the chickens or try to pet them.
There are NO make up classes for Vaulters. (En lieu of make up lessons vaulting students
can go to all vaulting classes at no extra charge.)
Please remember that Academy's horses have to
eat even if you miss your lesson and your lesson fee pays for their
feed and they eat the very best too!
Rainy and Muddy Day Lessons:
Since we hold lessons in all weather, includes rainy
and muddy days here are some great things to remember.
Please dress as though you are going to vault. You never know what
activities we will have planed or we maybe even be able to vault on
Dress in layers.