Equestrian Gymnastics: An introduction to Vaulting

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If you love horses, gymnastics and dance, this is the Destination for you! Come discover the sport of vaulting as you learn tricks on horseback! New to vaulting? Check out the videos at www.americanvaulting.org!

Ages 12-14 Ages 15-18 Domestic Outdoors
About the Trip

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TRIP HAS BEEN CANCELLED  24 Girl Scouts from across the country will be selected to participate in an unforgettable week-long experience.  Stay in air-conditioned cabins at Camp Meriwether as you learn tricks such as a handstand dismount from a moving horse.  Build confidence, increase your understanding and feel of horse movement, and examine the rider body position effects on the horse.  In the evenings, refine your English and/or Western riding skills in a group lesson.  When you’re not at the barn, enjoy swimming, canoeing, archery, and climbing the challenge tower / zip line.  Enjoy seeing the local scenery? Top off your adventure by participating in a vaulting demonstration for local Girl Scouts and their families.

New to vaulting?  Check out the videos at www.americanvaulting.org!

Where You Go

Camp Meriwether, Luthersville, GA

What to Know

Must be able to trot and canter comfortably and unassisted on a horse
• Interest / background in gymnastics and/or dance … and horses!
• Must be able to run, keeping up with a trotting horse
• Must have sufficient upper body strength to pull yourself onto a horse with your arms

Topics to discuss in application essays
o In 3-5 sentences give a brief introduction to yourself.
o Discuss your experience with dance, gymnastics, and/or horseback riding. Tell us why you are passionate about this opportunity.
o Describe how you handle stressful situations.

The Dates

August 2 – 9, 2014
Must be 12–18 years old at the time of the event.

What to Bring

Most equipment is provided. You will need long, tight, stretchy pants, and vaulting shoes. (Water shoes are an acceptable substitute.) A detailed packing list will be sent upon acceptance.

The Cost

$1,000

A deposit of $200 will be due upon acceptance of placement. (This is a part of the event fee, not an additional amount.)

You will be responsible for round-trip airfare to Atlanta, GA

Download Application Forms
2014 Destinations Application PDF 2014 Destinations Application DOC
Contact Information

Kathy Elliott
Camp Meriwether Camp Director
Phone: 770-927-1020
Fax: 770-927-0783
kelliott@gsgatl.org

Jessica Barrett
Camp Meriwether Equestrian Specialist
Phone: 770-927-1020
Fax: 770-927-0783
jlbarrett@gsgatl.org