About OC 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; introducing it to her children and riding students prior to starting OC Vaulting.  She is currently Director of Vaulting Marketing & Communications for the American Vaulting Association – focused on increasing awareness of, and participation in, Equestrian Vaulting in North America.

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 Strategy, Programs, Administration, Budgeting, Website, Staff, Schedules, and Competitions. Cindy is also SafeSport certified. Contact her at Cindy Massaro.

Q_Collage_5391Ginny (Kaufmann) Quick, Head Coach

Ginny started vaulting at the age of 10.  She has competed both nationally and internationally in Team and Individual events and holds an A Team national championship title, also serving as Team Captain for 4 years.  Additionally, she spent one year competing as a gold individual vaulter. Ginny and her husband live in OC where she coaches OCV, teaches Pilates, and is pursuing a degree in holistic nutrition. Ginny is SafeSport certified.

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Entering the vaulting world as an adult, Alice’s martial arts and cheerleading skills helped her make a swift transition to Equestrian Vaulting.  She shares her skills coaching vaulters in our Recreational Vaulting program as well as OCV Club.  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.

Allison Website picAllison Langhurst, Coach

Allison has always had a love for the performance arts since she began ballet at 4 years old. She is an aerial artist trained in aerial tissu, lyra, and corde lisse. She has performed as an aerialist in televised and live stage shows. Allison came upon vaulting as an adult and appreciates the great amount of skill and artistry involved. She has a degree in child development and likes to incorporate flexibility training in her classes. She coaches in between her professional aerial arts engagements.


Allison Website picMary-Morgan Childs, Coach

Mary-Morgan began her training with ballet, jazz and modern dance.  She joined the ballroom dance world in the US and Europe, competing internationally.  She then began to study acrobatics and eventually became a professional.  As a dancer, acrobat, instructor and choreographer, Mary-Morgan is able to teach new acrobatic content, grace and fluidity, as well as help choreograph freestyle routines.

 

Future Coaches!  In Training: Nicole Coral, Melanie Pogue

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Gigi (Belgian cross)

Gigi carried our team to three National Vaulting Championship Trot Titles in 2016, (Team, Pas de Deux, and Individual).  She has wonderful temperament and is everyone’s favorite!  Gigi is a 10 year old Belgian cross.  Her mother was a Belgian P.M.U.  rescued by Diamond Bar Vaulters’ Connie Geisler.

 

728GuinnessGuinness (Thoroughbred)

Guinness is a 20 year old Canadian Thoroughbred.  He was OC Vaulting’s very first vaulting horse, and is now retired from vaulting.  However, his extensive Dressage training, and wonderful gaits make him perfect for our athletes Cross-Training program.

 

728GuinnessConnolly (Appaloosa)

Connolly is the newest member of our team. He is a 16.3 hand, 7 year old registered Appaloosa. He was previously a western, and reining horse, and is in training to become our newest canter horse, riding horse, and beloved member of our team.

 

MagicMagic (Percheron-Thoroughbred cross)

Magic is a 12 year old 17.2 hand, Percheron Thoroughbred cross. In addition to being a great canter horse, she is a great riding horse. In addition to vaulting, she is ridden in western, dressage & bareback.

 

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Betsy (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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