Free Artists Creative Equestrians
Free Artists Creative Equestrians is dedicated to providing access to safe, world-class equestrian vaulting instruction and resources to effectively support athletes participating and competing in the sport of equestrian vaulting, also known as gymnastics on horseback.
Free Artists Creative Equestrians is a proud member of the American Vaulting Association, United States Equestrian Federation and Federation Equestre Internationale. As members in good standing, we uphold the policies and principles of these governing organizations.
American Vaulting Association (AVA) - The American Vaulting Association began in 1968 with a mission to build and promote equestrian vaulting in the United States. Today, the sport has grown to more than 141 AVA vaulting clubs and affiliates and more than 1,200 members throughout the United States and Canada.
United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) - The United States Equestrian Federation serves as the National Governing Body for Equestrian Sport. US Equestrian is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport. Since its inception in 1917, US Equestrian has been dedicated to pursuing excellence and promoting growth, all while providing and maintaining a safe and level playing field for both its equine and human athletes. US Equestrian trains, selects, and funds our United States Equestrian Team, which consistently wins medals at the highest level of international competition, including the Olympic Games. US Equestrian also licenses equestrian competitions of all levels across the United States each year. Fostering growth among newcomers as well as the coming generation is paramount to US Equestrian’s continued success. Our young equestrians continually raise the bar both at home and abroad, pushing themselves to be better and strive for excellence, all while fostering and strengthening the connection between themselves and their horses. US Equestrian contributes to the greater good of horses by assisting with their protection and welfare in crisis situations and natural disasters, as well as in daily competition. As part of this pledge to protect equine welfare, US Equestrian continues to help support federal and state governments and works closely with other national equine organizations.
The International Federation for Equestrian Sports is the international governing body of equestrian sports. The FEI headquarters are in Lausanne, Switzerland. An FEI code of conduct protects the welfare of the horses from physical abuse or doping.