Ireland’s First National Vaulting Competition

Ireland’s first national vaulting competition took place on Saturday 22nd April at Ballyrogan Vaulting Club, Spruce Lodge. Around 25 vaulters from three different vaulting clubs came over to compete and be part of Equestrian Vaulting Ireland’s (EVI) history.

The competition offered vaulters to compete in barrel classes and on the horse. Mainly in individual and pairs (trios for some…) and all at a pre-novice level, they did very well! To judge, Alison Marsh Rimaud came over and she was quite happy with the results: “This was their first vaulting competition ever and there is a lot of potential out there. They will all gain confidence now and keep progressing!”

EVI should host two other competitions by the end of the year, at Festina Lente and Kells Equestrian Center, and EVI is hoping to have a group up and running soon in Cork and Limerick.

All vaulters are now excited to compete again, so keep up the good work and let us know when you have another competition!


I am an Irish vaulter, becoming a judge but I am also French and live in Paris where I work for a horse racing daily newspaper. I am also the author and owner of the blog .