VAULTING is simply described as gymnastics on horseback, and has a history as an equestrian act at circuses, but its origins stretch back at least two thousand years. Vaulting is a harmonious bond between horse and athlete that creates awe-inspiring acrobatic displays of skill and precision.

All vaulting routines—team, individual, and freestyle—are performed on the back of a cantering horse, traveling in a circle and attached to a lunge line. Competitors are judged on their ability to smoothly execute compulsory movements demonstrating strength, flexibility, and balance during their routines. The horses are an important part of the team and, like the human gymnasts, are also judged on their performance.



The Vaulting competitions at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 will be hosted in the newly renovated indoor arena at TIEC, which will feature stands that seat up to 5,000 spectators and in an air-conditioned atmosphere to provide the best environment for Vaulting competitors and their mounts.

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 Vaulting Schedule:

September 18: Squad Compulsory and Individual Competition
September 19: Teams Freestyle (Including Pas de Deux Freestyle) and Medal Ceremony
September 20: Individual Technical, Squad Freestyle and Pas de Deux Freestyle and Medal Ceremony
September 22: Individual and Squad Freestyle and Medal Ceremony

To purchase the All Session Vaulting Pass, click here! 

For the official Tryon 2018 Schedule by Day (including times), click here!

Click here for the WEG Test Event Schedule

For more information about the FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018 or to plan your Tryon experience, visit To learn more about Tryon International Equestrian Center at Tryon Resort, please visit

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