Ridge Run Vaulters Attend USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championships and Missouri Fun Fest

Catherine Ward
To the top! Ridge Run Vaulters of Perrysburg, OH attended the  USEF/AVA National Championship & Missouri Fun Fest representing Region X at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, MO this past August 8-11.  This was Ridge Run Vaulters’ first competition against vaulters from across the country and they placed well in their events. 
Valerie Ward of Ridge Run Vaulters in Perrysburg and Meaghan Rose from A Vaulting Connection in Michigan placed 2nd with their Preliminary Barrel Pairs Freestyle - only 0.001 out of first place against Triangle Equestrian Vaulting of Hillsborough, NC.  The pair were brought together for the first time earlier this year at the Region X Barrel Fest in Caledonia, MI and have competed together in Michigan and Kentucky.  Valerie also placed 1st in her Individual Preliminary Trot Barrel Freestyle, 3rd in Preliminary Trot Individual freestyle on the horse and 9th overall.   Valerie is coached by Cathy Ward. Meaghan is coached by Michelle Mclean.
Graydon Ward of Ridge Run Vaulters placed first in Novice Walk Freestyle routines among the men on the barrel and on the horse. He entertained the judges and crowd with a Pokémon inspired freestyle routine on horse Charles The Great, lounged by Olivia Johnson. Charles was first made famous in his role as a vaulting horse in the original movie “Horse Dancer”. Charles is owned by Karin Schmidt of Legacy Stables, Caledonia, MI
For more information on the sport visit Americanvaulting.org. To take a class, visit  ridgerunperrysburg.com.  Pre-Level 1 (try it without having to get on the horse) Thursday Aug 29 5:30-6:15pm.  Cost $10/pp.  Or join Level 1 Fall 1 Session classes Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm and most Sundays 4:30pm.  Appropriate for a wide variety of ages and ability, Fall 1 vaulting classes are available at Ridge Run in Perrysburg Sept 2 - Oct 20, 2019.  Select "check" as your method of payment during Fall 1 session registration and pay only $15 the day of your first class.  Ready to continue the session? Pay for the rest of the 7 week session instead!  No previous  gymnastics, dance or horse experience necessary. 
🐴Coach: Catherine Ward
Horses: Charles the Great & Habakkuk 
Lounger: Olivia Johnson #rrvaulters 
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