Meet The Team
For over two decades, Samantha has been involved in many aspects of horse sports, ranging from eventing and pony club during her middle and high school years, to being a polo groom during college. It was when her twin daughters began vaulting that she truly fell in love with the sport and decided to begin her own business, Fly High Vaulters. Now, equipped with their own club horses, Samantha is more excited than ever to continue her education and share her knowledge with others.
Dedicated equestrian vaulting coach, Rosie Brown, has over 30 years of experience in the sport. Since joining the EVUSA in 1988, Rosie has started clubs from California to Texas and coached young vaulters from the local, regional and international level. She has held many positions throughout the years in the EVUSA such as Regional Supervisor for Region 2 and 4, as well as Region 4 President Vice and President. In December 2021, Rosie became a judge for the EVUSA and currently judges, coaches locally and holds clinics across the country. Rosie has dedicated her life to helping young vaulters to excel in the sport.
Kate, discovered vaulting at age ten and worked hard to become a bronze level vaulter. After high school, Kate shifted her focus to dressage and managed an Andalusian breeding and training farm for five years.
After taking a 15-year break from the equestrian world, Kate changed her focus to canine agility and now competes at a national level. Her passion for helping others achieve their goals, combined with her incredible eye for detail and her knowledge of body awareness and physical conditioning, make her an ideal teacher and trainer.
27 year old gentle giant - a 16 Hand Draft Cross Mare named after her bay color and sweet personality. Our enthusiastic vaulters dub her a big "Teddy Bear" and she proudly guides our teams in the Trot Competition. Previously used as a cart horse, she now enjoys the relaxed life of being groomed and spoiled with an endless supply of cookies. Acquired in 2021, she has quickly become the team's favorite
Meet Buttercup, a magnificent 12 year old 14.1 hh Haflinger mare! She delighted us when she made her debut for classes in September 2022 and has proven to be a reliable and loving companion for our young vaulters. Buttercup has shown great potential, already succeeding in her first few shows - we can't wait to see where she goes next in the world of vaulting
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Atlas is a 17hh Percheron. At only 8 years old, Atlas is learning the basics of dressage training and gradually starting to develop into the perfect partner for our team routines. We anticipate that Teddy, our trusty vaulting horse who has been with us since the beginning, will eventually enter her path to retirement, and Atlas is the perfect horse to take on her mantel.
Our 12 year old Spotted Draft gelding, Mosaic (affectionately referred to as "Moe") joined us in May 2023 for a career change to vaulting. Previously he pulled a cart and did trail rides. Our goal is that he will be used for individual, team and Pas De Deux competitions. With his sweet personality and beautiful coloring, we know you'll fall in love with him just as much as we have.