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

Q_Collage_5391Ginny (Kaufmann) Quick, 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 is SafeSport certified. Ginny coached OCV’s Prelim 2-Phase Team to achieve the 2017 National Title.

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.

 

Nicole Cook, Coach & Longeur

Growing up with horses in her backyard, Nicole gained an appreciation for bareback and English riding. After jumping courses at the College of William and Mary, she moved to rural New Mexico where she became enthralled with riding the high desert on Spanish Mustangs. As an instructor of Therapeutic Riding and with a yoga practice spanning 30 years, equestrian vaulting is  a great meld of her passions. Nicole takes a gentle approach to teaching,  her goal being success and fun for every body. She is also 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

Elna Carrigan, Coach

Elna is passionate – she’s passionate about her family, friends, nutrition, fitness and supporting her daughters love for horse vaulting. With all that passion and a successful career in the entertainment and stunt business, becoming the strength and conditioning coach for OC Vaulting was an easy choice.  However, the best part of coaching is being around this young and thriving team that puts their heart and soul into having fun, supporting one another and always doing their very best.

Julie Fuller, Longeur

Julie began riding horses when she was 8 years old and has been in love with them ever since.  Equestrian vaulting is the joining of her two favorites sports, horses and dance.   She has been part of OCV for the last 4 years, was the Prelim-Trot National Champion in 2015, and a member of the 2016 National Champion Trot Team and the 2017 National Champion Prelim 2Phase Canter team.  She is excited to work as a lunger for OCV in addition to vaulting.

Giana Massaro, Coach

Giana began vaulting at the age of 8 and has been competing since 2014. In 2016, Giana and her team won the Trot Team and Trot Pas de Deux national titles, and in 2017 she won the Preliminary 2-Phase national title with her team. Giana loves sharing her knowledge and skills through coaching 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. In 2016, Jaden helped take home the National title for Trot Team, Trot Pas de Duex, as well as Preliminary 2-Phase in 2017. Jaden is passionate about her sport and loves sharing her knowledge in athletics and horsemanship through her coaching and vaulting!

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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