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.
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 cost $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. 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.
If you would like to get your child involved as a rider in the NEW Interactive Vaulting program, please contact our Program Department. If you would like to be involved in Interactive Vaulting as a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Services Director.
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Saddle Up! is the region’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with disabilities.
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