From the US Equestrian Communications Department
Aachen, Germany – With the FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) Tryon 2018 drawing closer, U.S. vaulters impressed as they represented the United States in individual male and female, pas de deux, and squad divisions, as well as gained team experience in the FEI Nations Cup CVIO4* at the FEI World Equestrian Festival CHIO Aachen in the Albert Vahle Arena, July 13-15.
The U.S. vaulting contingent, led by Chef d’Equipe Emma Seely, was comprised of the Pacific Coast Vaulters squad of Kristian Roberts (Moss Beach, Calif.), Daniel Janes (Moss Beach, Calif.), Audrey Kiernan (San Mateo, Calif.), Margaret Long (Seattle, Wash.), Emily Rose (Santa Cruz, Calif.), and Haley Smith (Parker, Colo.); individual female vaulters Tessa Divita (Portolo Valley, Calif.), Elizabeth Osborn (Menlo Park, Calif.), and Rose; individual male vaulters Janes and Roberts; and the pas de deux of Siddhartha Kreaden (Sunnyvale, Calif.) and Rachel Polati (Redwood City, Calif.).
“CHIO Aachen – what an experience,” said Seely. “Competing with some of the world’s best vaulters was awesome. USA Vaulting showed a strong presence and they were crowd pleasers. We only worked with our borrowed horses for a very short time and still competed very well, showing the potential we have for the WEG. I look forward to getting to Tryon and watching our U.S. vaulting athletes on our home turf.” Click here to read more.