Garrod Farms has been home to vaulting since the 1960's, and MEVC is grateful to be able to host one "home" competition each year at our beautiful facility. We offer events at every level where clubs from all over the country come to compete.
Interested in watching? Please see the schedule below along along with basic event descriptions.
*IMPORTANT: Parking is VERY limited. Please carpool if you plan to attend*
Saturday, April 29th, 2023
8:00AM - California Gold Freestyle 8:04AM - 1* Bronze Individual Compulsories (R1) 8:44AM - 2* Silver Individual Compulsories (R1) 9:02AM - 1* C Team Compulsories 9:14AM - 2* Canter Pas de Deux Freestyle (R1) 9:19AM - ARENA RAKE BREAK (5 Min) 9:24AM - 2* Silver Individual Freestyle 9:42AM - 1* Bronze Individual Freestyle 10:24AM - 1* C Team Freestyle 10:36AM - 1* Bronze Individual Compulsories (R2) 11:16AM - 2* Canter Pas de Deux Freestyle (R2) 11:20AM - 2* Silver Individual Compulsories (R2) 11:38AM - ARENA CLOSED
Sunday, April 30th, 2023
8:00AM - California Gold Freestyle 8:06AM - 1* Trot Individual Compulsories 8:42AM - 1* Copper Individual Freestyle 9:32AM - 1* Preliminary Pas de Deux Freestyle (R1) 9:39AM - Walk Individual Compulsories 9:45AM - 1* Trot Pas de Deux Freestyle (R1) 9:52AM - Walk Individual Freestyle 9:32AM - 1* Bronze Individual Freestyle 9:59AM - 1* Preliminary Pas de Deux Freestyle (R2) 10:06AM - 1* Trot Pas de Deux Freestyle (R2) 10:13AM - ARENA RAKE BREAK (5 min) 10:18AM - 1* Copper Individual Freestyle 12:08PM - LUNCH BREAK (60 Mins) 12:08PM - D Trot Individual Compulsories 12:18PM - Novice Trot Individual Compulsories 12:28PM - 1* Trot Individual Freestyle 1:04PM - Preliminary Canter Individual Compulsories 1:14PM - Novice Trot Individual Freestyle 1:24PM - D Trot Individual Freestyle 1:34PM - ARENA RAKE BREAK (5 Min) 1:39PM - Preliminary Canter Individual Freestyle 1:49PM - ARENA CLOSED
What are "compulsories?"
Compulsories are a set of required vaulting exercises judged on: Mechanics, Essence, Form, Scope, Security, Balance, Continuity, and Harmony with the Horse. They are foundational exercises that get more technical as vaulters progress up the levels and they are scored on a scale of 0 to 10. Compulsories are preformed at the walk, trot, and canter levels.
What Is a "Freestyle?"
A freestyle is a routine of static and dynamic exercises that are performed as an individual, pas de deux (pair) and teams. The allotted time varies and is defined in each class section. The routines are performed to music that can either be instrumental or with vocals and are the ultimate expression of the performer.
What is a "Pas de deux?"
A Pas de Deux is composed of two vaulters of any combination of male or female that perform a freestyle routine of static and dynamic exercises within an allotted amount of time.
What are the different "rounds (R1, R2)?"
Some events have multiple "rounds" listed in their division (i.e. Bronze Individual Compulsories R1 and R2). The second round allows vaulters to perform for a second time, which give them an overall average score for final divisional placings.