About OC Vaulting

OC Vaulting is committed to sharing the joy of horses and equestrian vaulting with our local youth and urban community.  Through our sport and innovative equine programs, we strive to promote strong character, teamwork, service and work ethic.

Gibran_9349-webGibran Stout, Club Founder, Head Coach, Longeur

Gibran has ridden, shown & trained horses in Southern California since 1970.  She loves the harmony between vaulter and horse, the exceptional teamwork, safety and great diversity that is unique to Equestrian Vaulting.  Gibran has lunged OC Vaulting into numerous National Titles as well as receiving multiple American Vaulting Association “Horse Of The Year” awards. Gibran is SafeSport certified and very passionate about increasing access of all equestrian activities to youth in urban settings.

Wiebke Olamendi, Coach/Longeur

Wiebke started vaulting at the age of 4 in Germany, where vaulting is taught to young children as preparation for horseback riding. She spent her childhood at the barn and remembers vaulting in the early 80’s with NO pad at all. Her love of horses has always remained a passion, plus Wiebke has explored many other sports including competitive figure skating, artistic roller skating, and running.  She competed internationally as an individual skater and won the European title in Precision Roller Skating with her team.  Wiebke has been a youth sports coach for over 15 years and coaching at OC Vaulting since 2017.  Her passion is teaching movement harmony with the horse and music.  She holds the German C-Trainer license and is SafeSport certified.

Cora Cordova, Coach

Cora started vaulting as an adult in our Adult “Yoga on Horseback” Class.  She loved it so much she has joined our team as our Recreation & Beginner Coach.

Lindi Carter-Moore, Fitness Coach

Lindi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness instructor, Certified Youth Fitness Coach & Nutritionist with 10+ years of experience PLUS mother of 5 girls.  She is also available for private instruction as well as Personal Fitness Training.  Please contact us to schedule.

Kenny Geisler, Advanced Coach,  Clinician 

Kenny is a world class Gold level coach, and inducted into the American Vaulting Association Hall of Fame in 2014  In addition to coaching our advanced vaulters, he is also available for private instruction and clinics.

Gigi

(PMU/Belgian Cross)

Gigi has carried our vaulters to numerous National Vaulting Championships as well as winning American Vaulting Association Horse of The Year, three times.  Her mother was a Belgian P.M.U. rescued by Diamond Bar Country Vaulters founder, Connie Geisler. Due to COVID Gigi is currently at Shadow Hills Vaulting Club helping new vaulters plus pursuing a “modeling” career.

Jameson

(Canadian Sporthorse)

Jameson is a Belgian cross who came from Michigan. He is currently training to carry all levels of vaulters with comprehensive dressage training and trail riding to help him cross train. He is has a wonderful temperament, and shows great promise.

Guinness

(Canadian Thoroughbred)

Guinness is an “OTTB” (Off The Track Thoroughbred) of Canadian breeding  and Great-Grandson of Secretariat whom Gibran re-trained and competed in Dressage.  He later became OC Vaulting’s very first vaulting horse, and still carries “littles” as well as our beginning canter vaulters.

Murphy

(Draft Cross)

Murphy is our newest horse.  He was a former driving horse.  He has a wonderful temperament and has taken to vaulting very quickly.  He also has very lovely, dressage gaits.  While working with our beginning vaulters, he is also in training to be a canter horse.

BetsyBetsy

Spotted Draft Horse

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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