Pacific Coast Vaulting Club
Our horses make this all possible, their compassion and tolerance teaches life lessons to all the children they come in contact with.
Palatine is the only US horse to win a Gold medal at a World Equestrian Games. 'Paly' is a 17.3 Westfalen gelding. Hi s lovely natural canter makes vaulting on him a dream for the athletes at the high performance level. He is sweet, everything and I mean eveything goes in his mouth, if not watching shirts, leather, bags anything in his reach will be chewed on. Palatine is the only horse to have received USEF Horse of the Year in all divisions. 2010 - Team HOTY 2011- Individual HOTY, Pas De Deux HOTY. 2012 & 2015 Individual HOTY. Paly continues to excel in carrying elite vaulters to the top. Photo Credit: Coree M. Reuter-McNamara
Cheval is a percheron gelding. Truly a gentle giant. 2010 he carried the Pacific Coast B Team, and 2011 the A Team. Cheval is no stranger to crowds, before coming to live at the Frankel's ranch he performed in the Equestrian theater 'Cavalia'. 2011 Cheval carried the A-Team and partnered Ruby Robinson in becoming the USEF/AVA Bronze National Champion. 2012 Cheval partnered Mary McCormick in becoming USEF/AVA Gold National Champion and Grace Robinson in becoming USEF/AVA Silver Champion. Cheval is our 'Go To Guy' he is able to pitch in at any level and he is one of the highest scoring horses in the AVA. 2012 Overall National Horse High Point winner.
Charly (the German spelling of Charlie), arrived in August. He is a 17.2hh Hanoverian. He is super sweet and has already taken to vaulting. 2014 his first season he carried both Mary McCormick and Kristian Roberts to National Champions.
Teddi (barn name) is our newest member. He is a Hanoverian gelding by Conteur and is 18hh. He arrived in the fall 2015. This year he has competed twice. He is still new to vaulting but he was a very good boy in his first CVI at Pacific Cup. We hope he has a bright future at the top of our sport.
Ari is a 15 yr old Swedish Warmblood and is just starting his career down the vaulting path. A very sweet horse with a good canter, we hope he will be our steady Junior horse.
Sir Anthony Van Dyck (retired)
Van Dyck is a Shire thoroughbred cross gelding. Van Dyke represented the USA at the Wolrd Championships in Mannheim, Germany in 2000. He carried Kerith Lemon to a bronze medal and at the same World Championships carried Devon Maitozo to a bronze medal. Kerith won her 9th National Championship on Van Dyck in 2000. This incredible horse carried Mary McCormick at the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games into 4th place the highest placed American female. 2011 - Van Dyck was the USEF reserve HOTY to his stablemate 'Paly'.