Next week the FEI Senior European Vaulting Championships & FEI Junior World Vaulting Championships will take place at the Magna Racino in Ebreichsdorf, Austria.
Here are 10 reasons not to miss what promises to be an unforgettable competition.
1. World Class Vaulting
Twenty-one nations from all over the World will head to Austria for the European Senior & World Junior Championships – with competitors from all four corners of the globe bringing their own unique style & flare to proceedings.
2. Unbelievable horses
With the horse score making up 25% of the vaulters overall mark it is so important that the horses have a rhythmical, quality canter. Nowadays, the horses are just as big names as the vaulters themselves, whether talking about Rosenstolz, Danny Boy or Poivre Vert, they are vaulting ‘celebrities’ in their own right.
3. Incredible skill
It is a fact that you will be left awe-inspired by the unbelievable feats the vaulters manage on the back of a moving horse. Their gymnastic skill coupled with achieving perfect harmony with the horse is a spectacle to behold. Last year we were amazed when Team Austria performed a handstand on a vaulter standing with straight arms for the first time – What will this year hold?
4. The performances
From the outfits to the music the performances leave a visual impact. This year we will see a range of themes from a futuristic interpretation to a Michael Jackson impersonation. We will have a cat, a wolf and Ray from Star Wars all competing against each other for the female individual title. Everything contributes to the overall impression - from the moment the vaulters enter the ring the spectacle begins.