By Lyssette Williams Portraits by Lori Ovanessian Most people would find it hard to believe that FEI 3* vaulter Geoffrey Woolson’s first brush with horses left him with a negative impression. “I didn’t like horses,” Geoffrey said. “My first time riding was at the Griffith Park pony rides in Los Angeles, California. The pony bucked
Thursday, September 04 2014 by Editor
Vaulting in action. Story and Photos By Darlene Ricker Vaulting doesn’t tend to get as much attention as the Olympic equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, but let me tell you, it’s a beautiful sport to watch – especially at the level of performance this week at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. These legions of strong and nimble vaulters, many of them still teenagers with tender self-images, are as dedicated as any of the combined drivers, and as fiercely competitive as the riders in the mounted disciplines.