Image: Garrod Farms est. 1893


collage of 3 photos of costumed riders performing horse vaulting at Garrod Farms
Vaulting (Noun. vault-ing): The art and sport of gymnastics and dance on a walking, trotting or cantering horse. Performed by boys and girls, ages four to adult. (Synonyms: Happiness. Teamwork. Strength. Fun.)


Garrod Farms is home to the nation’s oldest continuously running vaulting program, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020. Innovator and family Matriarch Jane Garrod field tested the new equestrian sport in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s. Today Garrod Farms graciously hosts the 501(c)(3) non-profit Mt. Eden Vaulting Club– home to a spectrum of vaulters, from four-year-old, first-time-on-a-horse Tiny Tots to World Vaulting Gold Medalists, and everything in between.


To learn more about or register online for our Vault On! Demonstration Sessions, our Weekend Drop-In Classes, and both our recreational classes and our competitive team and individual programs, go to


Whether MEVC students take a single rec vaulting class, or end up as serious athletes who progress up the ladder to high level, international competitive vaulting, our goal is the same– to create a safe, gratifying and fun vaulting experience that they’ll remember for decades to come!