F.A.C.E - OFF VAULTING CHALLENGE
TEAM SELECTION FOR THE 2010
ALLTECH FEI GAMES.
JULY 17-18, 2010
This year's F.A.C.E -OFF vaulting challenge will be held at the premier El Sueno Equestrian Center in Somis, CA. The events promises to be a nail biting event where Teams from all over the USA compete for the honorable place to represent the USA at the Alltech FEI Games, in Kentucky.
This prestigious event willl be hosted by the USA for the first time uniting world class Equestrians under the same roof for their respective world championships.
The USA vaulters have a history of performing well at Championships and stand a very good chance of medaling for the USA.
This beautiful hybrid sport of equestrian ability and dance is one of the most amazing sports to watch. The feats of these young athletes are exordinary. Each Team performs to music of their selection and executes an exquisitely choreographed piece atop of a cantering horse.
(Photo by Julie Dobin Fine Art Photography)
World Champion Devon Maitozo's (picture above with Rosalind Ross) incredible insight into dance and choreography has developed some of the most exciting Team freestyles to date. Rosalind Ross, trustingly supported by Devon, also holds an impressive three FEI medals for Team. The FACE team is one of the top teams and is a favorite contender to be the USA's National Team.However, this year competition is fierce with teams from Mount Eden coached by the incredible advisory Emma Seely, Woodside coached by Isabelle Parker who has proved herself by already coaching a bronze medal winning Team, Teams from all over the USA will be vying for selection.
The competition will also be critical for the ranking list for the individual vaulters, the female division is highly sort after and neck and neck with only fractions of a point seperating them. Mary McCormick from Tennessee heading the ranking list going into 2010, Alicen Divita from California a close second, and Annalise VanVranken from New Jersey in the third position. They will have their work cut out as joining the race for the coveted place on the USA squad is former 2006 World Champion Megan Benjamin, who is the first ever USA female vaulter to win a goal medal.
Don't miss the excitement, join in on the frenzy and support our USA vaulters.