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U.S. Vaulting Team Ready for Competition at FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon 2018

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Sep 17, 2018, 12:29 PM EST

Mill Spring, N.C. – The U.S. Vaulting Team is primed to compete at the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018. Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely will lead the talented team of athletes who have demonstrated their skill and competitive drive in the individual female, individual male, pas de deux, and squad divisions throughout the year.

Tessa Divita, Mary McCormick, and Elizabeth Osborn will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in the FEI World Individual Female Vaulting Championship. Daniel Janes, Colton Palmer, and Kristian Roberts will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in the FEI World Individual Male Vaulting Championship. Janes and Haley Smith and Kathryn Keville and Florence Rubinger will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in the FEI World Pas de Deux Vaulting Championship. The Pacific Coast Vaulting Club will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in the FEI World Squad Vaulting Championship.

Meet the Individual Females

©Kristian Roberts

 

 

Tessa Divita from Portola Valley, Calif., with Romeo, Summit Equestrian LLC's nine-year-old Westphalian gelding, and longeur Christoph Lesing. Follow Divita on Facebook (@teamdivita) and Instagram (@tess.divita).


 

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Mary McCormick from Cañon City, Colo., with Paris, her 14-year-old Percheron mare, and longeur Christian Ramos. Follow McCormick on Instagram (@marymccormick07).








 

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Elizabeth Osborn from Menlo Park, Calif., with Atterupgaards Sting, James and Linda Bibbler’s 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding, and longeur Krista Mack.








Last Time Out

Divita placed second in the CVI3* Individual Female at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI.

McCormick and Paris were in the top three in the CVI3* Individual Female at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI.

Osborn won the CVI3* Individual Female at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI.

Career Highlights

Divita: Two-time FEI World Vaulting Championships competitor (2015 Individual Female top-10 finish and Squad bronze medal, 2012 Individual Female top-five finish); 2014 Alltech WEG Squad top-10 finish; 2014 CVIO4* Squad top-five finish at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen

McCormick: 2016 CVI3* Individual Female champion and Squad champion; four-time USEF/AVA Vaulting National Champion (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011); two-time Alltech WEG Individual Female top-five finishes (2014, 2010)

Osborn: 2018 USEF/AVA Vaulting National Champion; two-time CVI3* Individual Female champion at Pacific Cup CVI (2018, 2017); 2017 CVIO4* Individual Female top-10 finish at the World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen

Meet the Individual Males

©Kristian Roberts



Daniel Janes from Moss Beach, Calif., with Sir Charles, Sydney Frankel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, and longeur Carolyn Bland. Follow Janes on Facebook (@DanielJanesAthlete) and Instagram (@barplebapkins).





 

©Kristian Roberts




Colton Palmer from Half Moon Bay, Calif., with Zygo, Jill and Kimberly Palmer’s 14-year-old KWPN gelding, and longeur Maurits de Vries. Follow Palmer on Instagram (@coltonpalmer123).








 

© Kristian Roberts



Kristian Roberts from Moss Beach, Calif., with Sir Charles, Sydney Frankel’s 14-year-old Hanoverian gelding, and longeur Carolyn Bland. Follow Roberts on Facebook (@KRVaulting), Twitter (@KristianPCV), and Instagram (@kristian_roberts).






Last Time Out

Janes placed in the top five of the CVI3* Individual Male at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI.

Palmer and Zygo won the CVI3* Individual Male at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI.

Roberts and Sir Charles won the 2018 USEF/AVA Vaulting National Championship in the Male Gold division.

Career Highlights

Janes: 2018 CVI3* Individual Male top-three finish and Squad champion at the Pacific Cup CVI; 2018 CVI3* Individual Male champion at CVI Chilliwack; two-time USEF/AVA Vaulting National Championship top-five finish in the Male Gold division (2018, 2014)

Palmer: 2018 CVI3* Individual Male champion at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI; 2018 CVI3* Individual Male second place at the Chilliwack CVI; 2015 FEI World Vaulting Championship Individual Male top-five finish

Roberts: 2018 CVI3* Individual Male champion and Squad champion at the Pacific Cup CVI; Six-time USEF/AVA Vaulting National Champion in the Male Gold division (2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012); 2014 Alltech WEG Individual Male top-15 and Squad top-10 finishes

Meet the Pas de Deux Pairs

©Kristian Roberts



Daniel Janes and Haley Smith, from Parker, Colo., Diva 506, Pacific Coast Vaulting Club’s 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and longeur Carolyn Bland. Follow Smith on Instagram (@haleysmithvaults).




 

©Kristian Roberts





Kathryn Keville, from Cotati, Calif., and Florence Rubinger, from Santa Rosa, Calif., with Revlon, Kathryn and Sean Keville’s 20-year-old Warmblood gelding, and longeur Mary McCormick. Follow Keville and Rubinger on Facebook (@vintagevaulters) and Instagram (@vintagevaulters).



Last Time Out

Janes and Smith most recently won the Open Pas de Deux Freestyle at the USEF/AVA Vaulting National Championship.

Keville and Rubinger won the CVI3* Pas de Deux at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI.

Career Highlights

Janes and Smith: 2018 CVIO4* Pas de Deux top-10 finishes at the World Equestrian Fetival CHIO Aachen; 2018 CVI3* Pas de Deux champions at the Chilliwack CVI; 2018 CVI3* Pas de Deux reserve champions at the Pacific Cup CVI

Keville and Rubinger: 2018 USEF/AVA Vaulting National Championship Open Pas de Deux Freestyle reserve champions; 2018 CVI3* Pas de Deux champions at the Rocky Mountain Cup CVI; 2018 CVI3* Pas de Deux champions at the Pacific Cup CVI

Meet the Squad

©Kristian Roberts



Pacific Coast Vaulting Club, from Woodside Calif., with Diva 506, Pacific Coast Vaulting Club’s 15-year-old Oldenburg mare, and longeur Carolyn Bland. Follow the Pacific Vaulting Club on Facebook (@pcvaulting) and Instagram (@pacificcoastvaulters).





Daniel Janes
Audrey Kiernan (San Mateo, Calif.)
Maggie Long (Seattle, Wash.)
Kristian Roberts
Emily Rose (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Haley Smith

Alternates: Gabe Aniello (Lake Oswego, Ore.) and Cameron Brown (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Last Time Out

The Pacific Coast Vaulting Club Squad most recently won the A Team championship at the 2018 USEF/AVA Vaulting National Championship.

Career Highlights

The Pacific Coast Vaulting Club brings together a team of strong individual and pas de deux athletes for the WEG. The Squad recently placed in the top-five in the 2018 CVIO4* Squad at the World Equestrian Festival CHO Aachen. They also won the CVI3* Squad at the Rock Mountain Cup CVI and the CVI3* Squad at the Pacific Cup CVI.

Competition Information

Competition will be held at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and begins with the Individual and Squad Compulsories on Tuesday, September 18, at 9:30 a.m. ET. The Pas de Deux starts on Wednesday, September 19. Vaulting championships will be streamed live on FEI TV.

Competition Schedule
Live Scoring

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Stay up to date on the U.S. Vaulting Team at WEG by following USA Vaulting on Facebook and US Equestrian on Twitter and Instagram, featuring a daily Instagram Story. Use #USAVaulting and #Tryon2018.

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