In mid July, one vaulter, Adelee Dyrssen, went to Iowafest Vaulting competition in Cedar Falls , IA. She used this competition to perfect her freestyles at the trot before competing in Regional Competition later in October. She did well, taking first overall in the trot division. She enjoyed the competition and came back encouraging other vaulters to try it in 2019.
In late September the team did another demo in Fort Worth, at a city festival there. They demonstrated their compulsories and freestyle moves on barrels and had many kids on the barrels trying the maneuvers too. The team also performed on horse to music every hour on the hour. We were able to take 2 horses this year to this festival, Gus, owned by Gold Star Pacesetters, and Marshall owned by Wings of Hope. This was a great opportunity for the vaulters to fine tune their performances for Regional competition in Castle Rock, Co in just 2 short weeks.