Meadow  Creek  Vaulting  Club    

~ Where equine and human athletes come together ~

How the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club started...

In 2001, the Van Der Sluijs family moved from the Netherlands to East of Olds. With many years of experience as members of a vaulting club in the Netherlands, they started the Meadow Creek Vaulting Club to be able to continue vaulting in Canada.

Since it's early years, the club has seen tremendous growth in its programs and memberships. The club offers a variety of programs, ranging from beginner up to international level. Anyone 6 years and up can join, including adults!

Classes are held at Creekside Equestrian Centre, East of Olds.

Please visit our "Programs" page for more information on our classes!
A bit more information about Equestrian Vaulting...

The most mainstream description of what Equestrian Vaulting is all about, would be gymnastics and dance performed on and in harmony with a moving horse! The word vaulting originally came from the French word "voltage" which means to jump over (the horse).

Vaulting originated in the roman era when soldiers performed vaulting type movements in full battle armor. After the horse disappeared from the battle field these movements were refined, and are now referred to as the compulsory moves performed in competitions.

Equestrian Vaulting has become a very popular sport in Europe and is rapidly growing in North America and the rest of the world. Vaulting is still fairly new to Alberta and Canada, but the sport has seen tremendous growth over the past decade!

Vaulting teaches children, and adults, to move in harmony with a horse, balance, flexibility, strength and team work skills. Vaulting also teaches children the basics of working with and taking care of horses, therefore making it a great activity for children that would like to get involved with horses, but have no previous experience.