The Rising Star Foundation is a non-profit making company whose mission is to create opportunity for talented athletes irrespective of privilege on both a competitive and recreational basis.
Ultimately we aim to do this through all the disciplines of riding but realistically the main focus is the discipline of Vaulting due to the affordability of this sport, through the use of one horse for many athletes. Vaulting is a new sport discipline in Africa. Many refer to it as gymnastics on the back of a moving horse.
The Vaulters work in harmony with the horse in walk or canter on a 15 meter circle controlled from the centre by a lunger. The Vaulter needs to combine the skills of flexibility, grace and strength from gymnastics, whilst absorbing the movement of the horse. It is essentially a team sport, because horse, vaulter and lunger must work together. Vaulters can compete as individual or pairs. The training of the vaulting horse requires highly developed equestrian skills.
All aims and objectives which involve National concerns will be handled through the appropriate National Sporting bodies which govern us.
Our express aims and objectives are to:
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