The Mountainwind Vaulting Coach

Meet our coach. She is dedicated to the sport of vaulting and to training both people and horse.

Tamea C. Denault is the founder and coach of the Mountainwind Vaulters in Kettle Falls, WA. While earning her degree in psychology and education at Mt. Holyoke College, she also learned vaulting and has continued vaulting and coaching ever since. For the past fifteen years, she coached the Emerald City Vaulting team in Lakebay, WA, and hosted their Spring Fest in April. In 2000, she certified with the EVA of BC as an equestrian vaulting trainer. She is also a CHA-certified riding instructor. Vaulting teaches balance, poise, and control in motion, and Tamea uses these skills to manage Dreamswept Farm's multitude of activities--boarding, breeding American Bashkir Curly horses, training, and conducting guided packing trips to the mountains.

For years Tamea volunteered with the Peninsula Mounted Search and Rescue for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. Since her move to Kettle Falls in 2005, Tamea has begun to form Mounted Search and Rescue training sessions for finding lost people in the mountains and doing border patrol along the Canadian border.

Between all those activities, she manages to read extensively (horse manuals and science fiction). When time allows between camps and clinics, teaching and training, she relaxes by taking a long-awaited personal packing trip into the mountains.

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