Weekly Youth Vaulting Class
Royal Ridges is thrilled to provide a brand new vaulting program! Vaulting is essentially gymnastic routines performed on horseback while the horse is moving. The horse is controlled by a staff member and the vaulter will learn the moves with the supervision and support of the instructor. Vaulting is a wonderful activity for the brave horse-loving kiddo as well as the more cautious first time horse lover.
Classes include time with and on the horse learning and practicing vaulting skills, fellowship time and time in the classroom, and on the barrel learning new skills. Fellowship time includes prayer, discussion, and topics relating the Bible to horsemanship. Students attend once per week. Classes are 2 hours long.
Classes are offered on Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 pm Ages 6 and up
The cost is $40 per week.
Winter Break and Spring Break aligned with Battle Ground Public School schedule will be off.
Vaulting programs are offered in terms. Vaulters must commit to the full term in order to participate in the program.
The lessons terms sessions are as follows:
January 5- March 30, 2022 (Winter Term)
April 4-8, 2022 (Spring Break)
April 13 - June 8, 2022 (Spring Term)
Classes may continue through summer, stay tuned!
Make-ups or refunds are not available for students that miss class since the instructor and horse still had to be available for the class whether you were there or not. If a class is canceled by Royal Ridges, a credit for the next term will be given.
Fees are due in full before the start of the term. Unless notified of the decision to discontinue the program, participants will be auto-enrolled in the next term and sent an emailed invoice.
Please send your student with a water bottle, soft, closed-toe shoes (no boots), and long comfortable pants. Helmets are NOT worn during this activity as it is against the vaulting standards due to the moves and activities involved. Vaulters are taught safe falls and the footing in the arena is softer to provide softer landings. Please keep all pets at home and young children not enrolled in a class under adult supervision. We ask that parents and spectators please honor the rules of the barn and that they do not enter the arena or horses areas at any time. Please also be respectful of the instructor and students and do not talk to your child while they are in class. It is the responsibility of the instructor to keep your child safe and it is disruptive to have side chatter and comments, however helpful you may think them, the instructor often finds them to be distracting. Please also be respectful of the camp grounds while waiting for your child. Camp activities are not open for families that are not participating with a staff. Families that are waiting may play on the swings at upper camp or walk around that area but please do not enter the hay barn, go into pastures, or access other camp activities.
When you enter the property, drive past the main office and turn right at the large sign to the upper camp. Follow the road up the steep hill, take a slight right past the cabins, and stay right to go to the main barn. The parking area is on your left.