We had the good fortune of connecting with Kadriya Musina-Sallus and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kadriya, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
We started Salt River Vaulters as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the goal of helping children with disabilities and it was never intended to be a traditional business. We found that no equestrian vaulting clubs existed in Arziona and though that it would be beneficial for kids who may not be able to be on a traditional saddle.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Salt River Vaulters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that does therapeutic riding and vaulting. We are set apart by being the only vaulting club in Arizona. Equestrian vaulting is a combination of gymnastics, acrobatics, and dance on top of a horse. We started Salt river vaulters in 2019 and became a nonprofit in 2020. Some of the challenges are that vaulting is not well known in Arizona as well as we started at the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic. We have been lucky to have great students and parents who have helped spread the word about what vaulting is. We are most proud that we are able to offer support to children and adults with disabilities at little to no cost in most cases. Salt river vaulters is dedicated to helping individuals chase their dreams through the sport of Eqestrian vaulting

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are many people who have helped us both big and small. our club may not have ever been started without the help of Valley View vaulters and Rick Hawthorne who inspired us to focus on Kids with disabilities.

Website: https://saltrivervaulters.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saltriver_vaulters/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltrivervaulters

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