Looking to see something new and different? Come watch the Pacific Cup CVI and be blown away by these young contestants. The Pacific Cup Concours de Voltige International (CVI) is a major international equestrian vaulting competition which will be held at Gilroy Gaits in Hollister on May 2-4. The event is expected to attract top vaulters from across the US, Canada, South America, Australia, South Africa and Europe. The athletes will compete as individuals, in pairs, or in six-person squads, wherein up to 3 vaulters may be on the horse at any one time. Competitions will be held for seniors (age 16 and older), juniors (age 14 to 18) and children (age 12-14).
Equestrian vaulting combines elements of gymnastics and dance performed to music on a moving horse. Vaulting involves teamwork between the vaulter, horse, and longeur, who controls the horse in a circle using a longe line. Competitions include compulsory and freestyle routines.
When: May 2-4, 2014
Where: Gilroy Gait, Hollister, CA
Cost: Free to the public
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