AVA Announces Release of New Vaulting Manual
CA February 26, 2004 - - The American Vaulting Association (AVA)
announces the release of a vaulting coaches training manual, TRAINING
FOR COACHES: Compulsories and Kur, written by Emma Drinker and Isabelle
Bibbler. This easy-to-use manual is divided into five levels and
covers techniques for teaching beginning to advanced vaulting skills.
It contains teaching tips, drills, and skill-building exercises
invaluable in teaching compulsory and freestyle exercises for competition
as well as recreational vaulting. The manual includes ideas for
training on the ground and for working with the horse. More than
400 photographs by Eric Jewett complement the text and provide visual
reference for correct and incorrect vaulting form. Modern vaulting
was developed in Germany, and is a growing competitive sport in
the U.S. It is also used as a pre-riding discipline to develop confidence,
balance, and a natural seat for all riders.
much needed resource for coaches and vaulters is full of valuable
tips that will improve your knowledge and skills," said Suzanne
Detol (FEI O), international vaulting judge. "This book is
a 'must-buy' for anyone who is interested in the sport of vaulting,
and will help vaulters and coaches identify common faults."
authors of the manual are experienced international-level vaulters
and coaches. A former gold level vaulter, Drinker is the head coach
of Mt. Eden Vaulters of Saratoga, CA. She was the trainer of Devon
Maitozo (Gold medal, World Equestrian Games, 1998 and bronze medals
from the World Vaulting Championships in 1996, 2000, and 2002) and
Kerith Lemon (medalist at the last four World Vaulting Championships
and nine-time National Champion). Emma is a skilled horse trainer
and former gold medal level vaulter.
Bibbler is the head coach of Woodside Vaulters of Woodside, CA.
Her teams represented the United States at the 1996 World Vaulting
Championships and earned the bronze medal at the 1998 World Equestrian
Games. Woodside Vaulters were National Champions in 1995, 1996,
1998 and 1999. She is a former gold medal vaulter and is currently
the only American to have achieved Level 3 International Trainers'
170-page manual, TRAINING FOR COACHES: Compulsories and Kur, is
available from the American Vaulting Association, 5620 Vineta Court,
Martinez, CA 94553, 925/370-2173, or E-mail email@example.com.
The cost is $35.00 (non-member) plus $8.00 shipping and handling.
Please visit our website at www.americanvaulting.org for more information
about vaulting. The American Vaulting Association is a nonprofit
501(c)(3) educational organization dedicated to the promotion of
Vaulting, an equestrian sport in which vaulters perform gymnastic
movements in harmony with their equine partner.