are one of the seven regional divisions of the American Vaulting
Association (AVA) in the United States. Members of Region IX
one of the nineteen eastern states home - Alabama, Connecticut,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, and
Virginia. Membership not only includes the vaulters, but also
coaches, longeurs of the horses, and often the parents of the vaulters.
vaulters and horses are athletes competing in the sport of equestrian
vaulting. They perform seven compulsories exercises and
(kür) on a horse being lunged in a circle. In accordance with
AVA rules, the horse is either at a walk, trot, or canter.
Compulsory moves are scored for form and in the case of freestyle for
originality, performance, and difficulty. The horse
most important part of this team, and the horse score is averaged with
the vaulter's final score at all competitions.
vaulting is one of the seven disciplines that are recognized by the
Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Vaulting
are invited to compete at the World Equestrian Games with other FEI
disciplines. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
the United States Equestrian Team Foundation (USETF) also recognize
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