Flying through the air, in tight fitting outfits and managing unbelievable feats. Vaulters and Superheroes are more closely related than you think.
There are the obvious similarities, a love of tight fitting outfits and the way they fly through the air with ease.
Like Batman and Robin, vaulters also have their trusty partners in crime in the form of the beautiful horses who allow them to compete to such a high level. Take Anna Cavallaro and Monaco Franze 4 or Clement Taillez and Dyronn, these are two world famous combinations that have proved so successful because of their relationship with their equine partners.
However a similarity that often goes unnoticed is that just like Superheroes the majority of vaulters competing in the FEI World Cup™ lead a double life. They have another alias that allows them to hide in plain sight.