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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.
Head 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 and 2017 and Trot Individual in 2016. Gibran is SafeSport certified.
Our Coaches, Longeurs and Riders
Vaulting Coach and 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.
Ashley Danielsen has over 25 years working with horses. Specializing in equitation on horseback and creating a special bond between horse and rider both in saddle and on the ground. Working with all breeds of horses and ponies alike she works hard to ensure safety is the highest priority and getting the rider or owner to their goals whether in the show ring or out. Ashley excels in matching the proper horse and rider combination resulting in ultimate satisfaction.
Cora started vaulting as an adult in our Adult “Yoga on Horseback” Class. She loved it so much she has joined our team. Cora is Wyoming girl with a background in senior care and theater education working with all ages from pre-K to seniors. Cora loves the outdoors, crafts, karaoke, capoeira, aerial silks, running, stage combat, gymnastics, dance, and yoga.
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.
Advanced Coach and 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.
Longeur, Rider/Cross Trainer
Longeur, Rider/Cross Trainer
Murphy was a former driving horse with a wonderful temperament whom has taken to vaulting very quickly. He has proven to be a wonderful dressage, jumping and trail horse, in addition to being a versatile vaulting horse from canter to our “Tiny Tot” vaulters.
Guinness is an “OTTB” (Off The Track Thoroughbred) of Canadian breeding and Great-Grandson of Secretariat whom Gibran re-trained and competed in Dressage. Guinness ultimately became OC Vaulting’s very first vaulting horse, later carrying “Tiny Tots” as well as our beginning canter vaulters.
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.
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.
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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OC Equestrian Vaulting does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.