Ridge Run Vaulters Compete at AVA Region X Barrel Fest
Ridge Run Vaulters competed in the AVA Region X 2019 Spring into Vaulting Barrel Fest in Caledonia, MI. Vaulters Emma Abbott, Valerie Ward and Graydon Ward perfomred their compulsory and freestyle barrel routines.  Following the formal competition, a Gamblers Choice Class was held for all Vaulters. Pairs of different clubs and skill levels were challenged to make a one minute routine to perform together.  

Graydon, Valerie & Emma, along with their partners from A Vaulting Connection, an AVA club team coached by Karin Schmidt in Grand Rapids, MI, placed 1st, 3rd and 5th, respectively in the Gamblers Choicd Pairs  event.

Graydon placed 2nd in the mens walk barrel class and 1st in the mens walk freestyle. Valerie and Emma placed 1st and 2nd in the preliminary trot 1* compulsory and freestyle, each taking the lead in one of the events. Emma also placed 2nd in the optional Open Barrel Freestyle class. 

For more information on vaulting, or to try out the sport at Ridge Run, contact Cathy Ward.