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To provide the vaulting community with a convenient
source of reasonably priced, quality vaulting equipment.
To encourage the expansion of vaulting.
PVS donates many prizes to the American Vaulting Association such as the AVA Horse of the Year Award Blanket
HISTORY OF PVS
About 20 years ago, Kitchy Burdette of Soquel, California started importing vaulting shoes from Germany because USA vaulters had to find a vendor, then trace out their feet and wait for shoes to be shipped from Germany. This business soon grew to include other vaulting equipment as Kitchy teamed up with vaulter, Merrill Leffmann, and Merrill's German husband, Dieter Bollmann.
Kitchy Burdette has been a horsewoman all her life Kitchy with her daughter, Barbie AVA r Judge Kitchy Kitchy with her band
PVS is a home-based business with surcingles on the banister and shoes in little cubbies in the office in Kitchy's home. We are spread out over the western part of the US, with Merrill and Dieter now in Arizona, Emily living in a very rural part of Northern California and Kitchy living in Soquel (near Santa Cruz), Calfornia.
Kitchy is the heart of the business, as well as the one who fills orders and keeps us current in the vaulting community. Pegasus Vaulters was the name of her competitive vaulting club in Soquel, California, owned and coached by Kitchy Burdette. After 13 years of coaching, Kitchy retired from competition in order to spend more time with her children. She is now a recognized AVA Judge (r) of the American Vaulting Association. Outside of PVS, she enjoys singing, assistant directing in a choir and performing and recording with her band. The band plays at several local venues and is just finishing up its first CD. A retired teacher, Kitchy also teaches high school on an as-needed basis. Her kids, former vaulters Barbie and Morgan, are now grown up with busy lives of their own.
Dieter and Merrill are now based in Arizona. Dieter is in charge of German purchasing, international shipping and pricing. He is also a financial planner and an active dad. Merrill oversees accounting and trouble shoots where necessary. She is also a cabaret singer, voice teacher, recording artist and active mom. Her lullaby CDs and other music can be heard at www.mlvoice.com
Emily Tool has replaced our first office manager, Rosie Brown, who was called away to a new, busy life in Texas. Emily is our office manager and does all our customer service. She is the person who returns phone calls, checks the emails and runs the finances. Emily lives off the grid, deep in the northern california foothills and is a busy mom of two beautiful young children. She has been involved in the vaulting community as a vaulter and coach since she was just a toddler.
Kitchy and the band Voice Coach Merrill Leffman Emily Tool and her family
MAIL: 12365 Jordan Hill Road, Oroville, CA 95965