About OC Vaulting

OC Vaulting is committed to nurturing a supportive and positive community of exemplary athletes and horsemen through the sport of equestrian vaulting.

Gibran_9349-webGibran Stout, Club Founder, Coach & Longeur

Gibran has ridden, shown & trained horses in Southern California since 1970.  She loves both the harmony between vaulter and horse and the exceptional teamwork that is unique to this equestrian sport.  She also serves in the American Vaulting Association increasing awareness and participation in Equestrian Vaulting in the U.S.  Gibran has lunged OCV into National Titles for Trot Team and Trot Pas de Deux in 2016 & 2017 and Trot Individual in 2016. Gibran is SafeSport certified.

Cindy Massaro, Director

Cindy was introduced to equestrian vaulting through her daughters’ equestrian pursuits. She joined forces with Gibran Stout, OCV Club Founder, to bring OC Vaulting’s program from two families’ kids, to one of the larger equestrian vaulting clubs in the country. Cindy comes from a background of developing programs, starting up, managing, and administrating non-profit and for-profit businesses. This experience is utilized at OCV as she oversees programs and administrative functions. Cindy is SafeSport certified. Contact her at Cindy Massaro.

Alice (Ohtara) Choi, Coach & Longeur

Entering the vaulting world as an adult, Alice’s martial arts and cheerleading skills helped her make a swift transition to Equestrian Vaulting.  Alice is also a founding member of an all female martial arts stunt team.

Sarah websitepicSarah Hall, Coach

Sarah has been running for 20 years, racing as a long distance runner in high school and college. While racing in college she set several distance records at her University and achieved All-American honors in Track and Field competing at a National level. After college, her athletic interests expanded to outdoor rock climbing and yoga; she was certified as a yoga instructor in 2012. Introduced to vaulting as an adult, she loves incorporating yoga asana into her coaching at OCV. She is also SafeSport certified.  Sarah coached our 2017 Trot Team and Trot Pas de Deux to bring home the National Titles.

Elise Gertrud Hahn, Longeur

Elise began riding as a child in Denmark. She has had a life-long love of horses and shares her love by leading OC Vaulting’s AVA Horsemanship Program. Elise Gertrud is SafeSport certified.

 Melanie Pogue, Coach

Melanie found her way into the sport of vaulting through her daughter, the youngest member of OC Vaulting. She has over a decade of instructing experience in both formal and non-traditional classroom settings. She brings her knowledge of working with youth to our Recreational Vaulting program. Melanie is Safe Sport Certified

Wiebke Olamendi, Coach

Wiebke started vaulting as a 4 year old child in Germany, where vaulting is often taught to young children as a preparation for future horseback riding.  In addition, she has been competing in figure skating and team precision skating on European level and is owner of the German trainer C license.  Wiebke found her way to OC Vaulting through her 2 daughters and is our Recreational Coach. It’s her goal to spark the love for our fascinating sport  in beginning vaulters. She is Safe Sport certified.

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 Elna Carrigan, Coach

Elna is passionate about her family, friends, nutrition, fitness and supporting her daughter’s love for vaulting. With that passion and a background in the entertainment and stunt business, becoming a coach for OCV was an easy choice.  She loves being around this team that puts their heart and soul into supporting one another and doing their best.

 Giana Massaro, Coach

Giana began vaulting at the age of 8. She is a National Champion bringing home titles in Trot Team and Trot Pas de Deux in 2016, Preliminary (Canter) 2-Phase in 2017, and Preliminary (Canter) Pas de Deux in 2018.  She loves sharing her knowledge and skills at OCV!

Jaden Massaro, Coach

Jaden has been vaulting since she was 11 years old, and has loved horses for as long as she can remember. She is a National Champion bringing home titles in Trot Team and Trot Pas de Deux in 2016, Preliminary (Canter) 2-Phase in 2017, and Preliminary (Canter) Pas de Deux in 2018.  Jaden is passionate about her sport and loves sharing her knowledge in athletics and horsemanship through her coaching and vaulting! Jaden is SafeSport Certified.

Gigi_webpicGigi (Belgian-Paint)

Gigi carried our team to five National Vaulting Championship Trot Titles in 2016 & 2017,  She has wonderful temperament and is everyone’s favorite!  Her mother was a Belgian P.M.U. rescued by Diamond Bar Vaulters’ Connie Geisler.

Reina_WebpicReina (Shire-Appaloosa)

Reina was born in 2012 and is in training to be OCV’s Copper/Canter horse. She is gentle, kind, and hard working.

Oliver_webpicOliver (Canadian Warmblood-Trakehner)

Oliver Money was born in 2007 in Canada where he trained and competed in Dressage. In 2017 he came to the US where he is training for Vaulting. He is sweet, curious, and eager to please.

 

728GuinnessGuinness (Thoroughbred)

Guinness is a Canadian Thoroughbred. He was OC Vaulting’s very first vaulting horse, and is now retired from vaulting.

BetsyBetsy (2005-2015)

Betsy was a Spotted Draft and a favorite vaulting horse with our Club and all who knew her.  We all miss her!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Officially formed in 2013, OC Vaulting is a member of the American Vaulting Association.
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