Next weekend we will have the Canada Cup CVI (from 24th to 27th of May 2018). So we have talked to Charlene Kostecki, the Chair of Vault Canada and Chef d’Equippe of the Canadian National Team. She gave us some insights on the development of vaulting in Canada, their plans and goals for WEG 2018: to send an almost a full complement of vaulters to WEG!
Vaulting in Denmark has been facing a slight decline in the last years, but they seem to be back on track again and the numbers of both vaulting clubs and international competitors have increased.
Vaulting in Poland had its strong moments during the 80s and 90s winning medals at important international championships. Unfortunately, they have had some struggles since then. Now it seems as if they are back on track, thanks to national judges, trainers and lungers with lots of motivation, but also thanks to external help from internationally experienced vaulters bringing their knowledge into the country.
Vaulting in Iran started earlier than most of you have probably thought, it stretches back to Achaemenian Empire or even before that time. Iranians continued to perform some actions on cantering horses showing different movements as for example jumps, scissors, mill, different swings, stand, etc.
After a long time of absence we saw a Finnish junior squad at the FEI World Championships this year. There are only a few junior teams competing in canter in Finland (AG Team Calitos, AG Junior Team and Team Equillence for example). AG Junior Team Finland was finally chosen to represent Finland at the end of last year.