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U.S. Vaulting Team

“For gymnastics enthusiasts, Vaulting is a sister sport, but on the back of a horse. All Vaulting routines—team, individual, and freestyle—are performed on the back of a cantering horse, traveling in a circle and attached to a lunge line. Competitors are judged on their ability to smoothly execute compulsory movements demonstrating strength, flexibility, and balance during their routines. The horses are an important part of the team and, like the human gymnasts, are also judged on their performance. Vaulting at WEG features Men's, Women's, Pas de Deux and Team competitions.” - Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI)

The U.S. Vaulting Team has won a total of nine medals at the FEI World Equestrian Games, including a Squad gold medal in 2010 (Lexington, Kentucky USA) and two Individual gold medals, one in 1998 (Rome Italy) and one in 2006 (Aachen, Germany).

 

 

2024 FEI Vaulting World Cup Final Set to Begin in Switzerland

by US Equestrian Communications Dept. | Jan 11, 2024, 4:00 PM EST

Basel, Switzerland – The first FEI championship of 2024 will take place this week as the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final presented by Tommy Hilfiger gets underway at Longines CHI Classics Basel in Switzerland. Kimmy Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) is the sole U.S. athlete at this year’s final and brings her extensive international experience to the arena. Palmer has competed in vaulting at the FEI level since 2013, first as part of a pas de deux with her sister, Cassidy, and as an...

U.S. Vaulting Junior Squad Earns Bronze at 2023 FEI Vaulting World Championship for Young Vaulters and Juniors

by Kathleen Landwehr, US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 31, 2023, 10:00 AM EST

Flyinge, Sweden - The FEI Vaulting World Championship for Young Vaulters and Juniors was the pinnacle 2023 event for the U.S. Vaulting Team with participants in the Junior Individual, Pas de Deux, and Squad competitions and Young Vaulter Individual competition. The team delivered impressive performances throughout the week, and their hard work came to fruition with several top results. The Junior Squad claimed a bronze medal, and there was a total of four top-10 placings for the U.S. under the...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Vaulting Team for 2023 FEI Vaulting World Championship for Young Vaulters and Juniors

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 24, 2023, 6:45 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in Junior Individual, Pas de Deux, and Squad competition and Young Vaulter Individual competition at the 2023 FEI Vaulting World Championship for Young Vaulters and Juniors in Flyinge, Sweden, July 25-30. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely, Assistant Chef d’Equipe Kimberly Wellmann, and Team Leader Michelle McQueen. The following athletes have been selected to...

Short List Announced for 2023 FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors and Young Vaulters

by US Equestrian Communications Department | May 4, 2023, 4:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the vaulting athletes who have been named to the short list for the 2023 FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors and Young Vaulters. The championships will take place July 26-30 in Flyinge, Sweden, and the U.S. team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely and Assistant Chef d’Equipe Kimberly Wellmann . Athletes on the short list are invited to participate in two mandatory observation events during the next phase of the...

Kimmy Palmer Finishes Fifth Overall on Final Day of Mustang Corp. FEI World Vaulting Female Championship

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 8, 2022, 5:45 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – The final day of the Mustang Corp. FEI World Vaulting Female Championship saw two U.S. combinations finish inside of the top ten, with Kimmy Palmer taking fifth overall, as the highest placed athlete for the team with an overall score of 8.415, and Tessa Divita taking ninth on a combined score of 8.122. Emily Rose finished in twenty fifth overall with a combined score of 7.423. Kimmy Palmer in her freestyle. ©US Equestrian Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) impressed...

Kimberly Palmer Leads U.S. Vaulting Team with Personal Best on Second Day of FEI Individual Female Championship Competition

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 7, 2022, 5:58 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – Kimberly “Kimmy” Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) topped the standings again for the U.S. Vaulting Team again today in the FEI Individual Female Technical Test, earning a personal best score of 8.329, to hold sixth place overall with a combined score of 8.129 heading into the final day of competition. Teammate Tessa Divita earned a 7.724., with an overall two-test score of 7.782, to hold tenth place, while Emily Rose (Santa Cruz, Calif.) received a 6.495, for...

U.S. Vaulting Team Completes First Day of Competition at Herning 2022

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 6, 2022, 4:57 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – The U.S. Vaulting Team took to Jyske Bank Boxen today to begin competition at the ECCO FEI World Championships Herning 2022, opening the day as the second team to present a squad for the Compulsory Tests. The team also saw all five individual combinations take to the arena as well, with Kimmy Palmer, finishing as the highest placed U.S. athlete at the conclusion of day one. Kimmy Palmer & Rosenstolz 99 ©ShannonBrinkmanPhotography In the Squad Compulsory, the...

U.S. Vaulting Team Horses Prepare for First Day of Competition Tomorrow Featuring Individual Male, Individual Female, and Squad Compulsories

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Aug 5, 2022, 5:30 PM EST

Herning, Denmark – The U.S. Vaulting Team will begin competition at the Mustang Corp. 2022 FEI World Vaulting Championships in Herning, Denmark, tomorrow, August 6, featuring Individual Male, Individual Female, and Squad Compulsory Tests. All eight horses presented at the First Horse Inspection today were passed by the ground jury and deemed fit to compete for the week of competition ahead. The U.S. Vaulting Team will feature three athletes competing in the Individual Female division, two...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Vaulting Team for 2022 Mustang Corp. FEI World Vaulting Championship

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Jul 21, 2022, 8:00 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the athletes who will represent the U.S. Vaulting Team in Individual, Pas de Deux, and Squad competition at the Mustang Corp. FEI World Vaulting Championship in Herning, Denmark, August 6-10, 2022. The team will be led by Chef d’Equipe Jennifer Arntsen and Team Leader Michelle McQueen. The following athletes have been selected to the U.S. Vaulting Team and are listed in alphabetical order: Individual Female Tessa Divita (Portola...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Vaulting Athletes for Aachen CVIO4*

by U.S. Equestrian Communications Department | Jun 20, 2022, 2:52 PM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the four vaulting athletes selected to represent the U.S. at the CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival hosted in Aachen, Germany, from June 23-July 3, 2022. The following athletes have been selected to represent the U.S. and are listed in alphabetical order. Tessa Divita (Portola Valley, Calif.) Daniel Janes (Mountain View, Calif.) Emily Rose (Santa Cruz, Calif.) Ana Schult (Longmont, Colo.) Vaulting competition at the CHIO Aachen...