Vaulting

Lizzie only started vaulting in January 2016, but achieved a lot in under a year. Her earliest sessions took place on a mechanical horse called Milton, before trying out the ‘real deal’ in April with a turn on Boris which got her completely hooked! She trains primarily with Cambridge Vaulting Club, with whom she has been able to enter several competitions and to train regularly on a variety of horses. She also continues to take part in sessions on Milton, subsidised by the RDA. In 2016 she was awarded the title of ‘CVC Vaulter of the Year.’

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With Sandie at the English Vaulting Championships 2017

As current RDA National, English and British Para-Vaulting Champion, Lizzie’s aims for 2017 are to retain those titles, as well as competing at Pre-Novice level for the first time. To do this, she needs to continue to work hard on strength and flexibility, particularly during canter work, and to finetune a new and more complicated walk freestyle routine. She has now successfully competed at Pre-Novice level in two BEV minor competitions and the English Vaulting Championships. She also hopes to compete in a ‘Para pairs’ event with fellow RDA vaulter, Emily, and would love to win titles in Pas de Deux para classes.

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In addition, she hopes to help expand vaulting as an RDA activity and to raise the profile of the sport as a whole and for disabled people specifically. The eventual aim is to encourage disabled, para and ‘therapeutic’ vaulters across the world to come together for enjoyment and competition.

Competitive record

  • October 2017 – British Vaulting Championships. 1st place and National Champion in Individual Vaulting (Para – Pre-Novice/overall), Sandie lunged by Nett
  • September 2017 – English Vaulting Championships. 1st place and National Champion in Individual Vaulting (Para – Pre-Novice/overall), Sandie lunged by Jade
  • July 2017 – RDA National Championships. 1st place and National Champion in Individual Vaulting Boris lunged by Nett
  • June 2017 – BEV competition at Cambridge Vaulting Club, Milton, Cambridge. 1st place in para category (Pre-Novice/overall), Sandie lunged by Nett
  • April 2017 – BEV competition at Cambridge Vaulting Club, Milton, Cambridge. 1st place in para category (Pre-Novice/overall), Sandie lunged by Nett
  • October 2016 – British Vaulting Championships at English Vaulting Squad, Rugby. 1st place and British Para Vaulting Champion, (Walk Individual/overall) Boris lunged by Nett
  • October 2016 – British Vaulting Championships, Rugby. Walk Individual Freestyle Overall Champion, Boris lunged by Nett
  • September 2016 – English Vaulting Championships at the Unicorn Centre, Stow on the Wold. 1st place and English Para Vaulting Champion, (Walk Individual/overall) Boris lunged by Nett
  • September 2016 – BEV competition at Cambridge Vaulting Club (CVC), Milton, Cambridge. 1st place in para category, (Walk Individual/overall) Boris lunged by Nett
  • July 2016 – RDA National Championships. 1st place and National Champion in Individual Vaulting, Barrel
  • April 2016 – BEV competition at Cambridge. 1st place in para category (Walk Individual/overall), Sandie
    lunged by
    Alexis