Saddle Up’s Interactive Vaulting program is a year round program where children from the age of 6 through their 19th birthday participate in a group of up to 6 vaulters. While the horse is being lunged, vaulters perform movements that can be very simple such as sitting without holding onto the surcingle or a more elaborate vaulting position moves such as kneeling or standing on the horse. Participants are assigned to a weekly, 1 hour lesson led by a PATH International Certified Vaulting Instructor.
Progress & Goals
Interactive Vaulting fosters teamwork, teaches respect for the horse, fosters independence, builds confidence, encourages social interaction, offers individualized instruction while mounted, and it introduces all gaits in a short period of time. The goals are set for the vaulting group following an assessment prior to the beginning of the session. Goals are re-assessed at the end of the session and progress is communicated with the group and their parents/guardians.
Participants must be between the age of 6 and 19 years old and have a documented disability. Participants must be able to ambulate independently without any assistive devices. Participants must also be able to follow directions willingly and to work as a team to support other vaulters during the lesson.
Interactive Vaulting’s one hour lesson costs $40 per participant. The lesson fee is charged in a lump sum to cover up to 8 weeks of programming. The summer skill week for the Interactive Vaulting program costs $400 per participant. A $25 non-refundable registration fee will be charged per session. If your child has not participated in other Saddle Up! programs, there is also a one-time New Participant Assessment fee of $30 to determine participant eligibility for the program. We do not want the cost of programs to deter your child from participating, so if you would like more information on our Financial Aid program, please let us know.
How do I get my child involved?
In order to get your child involved, you can complete our Program Interest Form or contact us at (615) 794-1150 and ask for the Program Department.
1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069-9136
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 8am – 4pm