Lexington, Ky. – The U.S. vaulting contingent of Daniel Janes, Kristian Roberts, and Haley Smith have arrived at the École Nationale d’Équitation in Saumur, France, for the 2019 FEI Vaulting World Cup™ Final. Chef d’Equipe Jennifer Arntsen will lead the American vaulters as they vie for gold in the Individual Male Final and the Pas de Deux Final from April 18-20.
FEI Vaulting World Cup Final - Individual Male
Kristian Roberts (Moss Beach, Calif.) will make his first appearance at an FEI Vaulting World Cup Final in Saumur with longeur Monika Winkler-Bischofberger (SUI) and her 14-year-old Deutsches Sportpferd stallion, Keep Cool III. Follow Roberts on Facebook (@KRVaulting), Twitter (@KristianPCV), and Instagram (@kristian_roberts).
Recent Highlights: Top-five finishes at the 2019 FEI Vaulting World Cup – Individual Male Offenburg and Leipzig; top-15 finishes in the FEI World Individual Male Vaulting Championship at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018
Career Highlights: Two-time WEG competitor (2018, 2014) including two top-five placings with the U.S. Vaulting Team in the 2018 World Squad Vaulting Championship and Nations Team competition; six-time USEF/AVA Vaulting National Champion Individual Male (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012); top-five finishes in the 2018 Nations Cup CVIO4* with the U.S. Vaulting Team Squad at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen
FEI Vaulting World Cup Final - Pas de Deux
Daniel Janes (Moss Beach, Calif.) and Haley Smith (Woodside, Calif.) are set to make their debut at the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final with Feel the Beat, RVV Equus e.V.’s 12-year-old Rheinländer gelding, and longeur Christina Ender (GER). Follow Janes on Facebook (@DanielJanesAthlete) and Instagram (@barplebapkins). Follow Smith on Instagram (@haleysmithvaults).
Recent Highlights: Placed second at the 2018 FEI Vaulting World Cup – Pas de Deux Salzburg and Paris; 2018 USEF/AVA Vaulting National Champions Open Pas de Deux; top-10 in the Pas de Deux CVIO4* at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen
Career Highlights: Members of the U.S. Vaulting Team at the WEG Tryon 2018, including a top-10 finish in the pas de deux and two top-five finishes in the World Squad Vaulting Championship and Nations Team competition
The 2019 FEI Vaulting World Cup Final gets underway Thursday, April 18, with the Warm-Up event. Watch it live on FEI TV beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Learn more about the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final at the École Nationale d’Équitation in Saumur, France.
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