Mount Over The Croup In 2005 And 2017

The team Roy Rogers from the Netherlands showed an exercise which might bring them some extra points for creativity this season. Renske van Schaik, the flyer, was hanging on the legs of a lying vaulter.

Picture by Arjen van der Spek

Some time later Roy Rogers published a video from training where they do a mount from behind with the support of the lying person.

I was wrong in thinking that this was a totally new exercise. I forgot about the freestyle of Kirchwärder Oldesloe at the German championship 2005. They not only jumped onto the horse from the back but did a roll forward into standing. My apollogies to the team. The video can be watched on Marc Shuirmann’s website. The team finished the competition as 19th.

The roll which Kirchwärder Oldesloe did as a mount can be seen in the freestyle of Wildenburg as a dismount in 2014.

Adele Feuerstein

I am Adele Feuerstein the founder of the blog. I used to vault & train teams in Germany. Now I am only an observer & love to share my knowledge about international vaulting with you.