Thursday, October 7, 2010

I can't belive this is a sport - Equestrian Vaulting

Dimitri Suhner of Switzerland riding Will Be Good in the individual compulsories of the World Vaulting Championship at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Kentucky, October 6, 2010.  REUTERS/John Sommers II   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT EQUESTRIANISM)

With all the stuff that happened in sports overnight you may be asking why am I posting about equestrain.  Actually a good question.  Call me ignorant or whatever but I can't believe this is a sport. When I saw these photos (check out the others by clicking on the gallery).  I had no idea what was going on so I looked up the wiki. Self-explanatory really.

"Equestrian vaulting is most often described as gymnastics and dance on horseback, and like these disciplines, it can be practised as a non-competitive art or as a competitive sport. It is open to males and females. It is one of ten equestrian disciplines recognized by the International Federation for Equestrian Sports, along with: dressage, combined driving, endurance riding, eventing, horseball, paraequestrian, reining, and show jumping, and tent pegging. Therapeutic or Interactive Vaulting is also used as an activity for children and adults who may have balance, attention, gross motor skill, or social deficits"


  1. hahahahahah... that cracks me up!!!

  2. Click on the picture and there is a whole gallery of photos from a recent event hilarious!