Join Us for Summer Vaulting Camp

This summer's 3-day Vaulting Camp will be held on August 12th through 14th, 2015.

Click here to download the Information and Registration Package!

How the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club started...

In 2001 the van der Sluijs family moved from the Netherlands to East of Olds. With many years of experience as members of a vaulting club in the Netherlands, they started the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club to be able to continue vaulting in Canada. Since it's early years, the club has seen a lot of growth in its programs and memberships. The club offers competitive and recreational vaulting classes, ranging from beginner to international level. Anyone 6 years and up can join, including adults. Classes are held at Creekside Equestrian Centre, East of Olds.

Please visit our page "Programs" for more information on our classes or contact us to make arrangements to see a training session.

A bit more information about Equestrian Vaulting...

Often equestrian vaulting is confused with other sports. Here is a brief explanation of the sport and how it started

Vaulting can simply be explained as gymnastics and dance performed on and in harmony with a moving horse. The word vaulting originally came from the French word "voltage" which means to jump over (the horse).

Vaulting originated in the roman era when soldiers performed vaulting type movements in full battle armor. After the horse disappeared from the battle field these movements were refined, and are now referred to as the compulsory moves performed in competitions.

Equestrian vaulting has become a very popular sport in Europe and is rapidly growing in North America and the rest of the world. Vaulting is still fairly new to Alberta and Canada, but the sport has seen tremendous growth over the last several years.

Vaulting teaches children, and adults, to move in harmony with a horse, balance, flexibility, strength and team work skills. Vaulting also teaches children the basics of working with and taking care of horses, therefore making it a great activity for children that would like to get involved with horses, but have no prior experience.