Local Equestrian Vaulters win Nationals
The Above and Beyond Vaulters are an equestrian vaulting team from Snohomish, Washington.
Vaulting is gymnastics and dance combined on a cantering horse.
For the first time in the team's history they competed in Trot Team and C-Team events at the National Championships held in Denver, Colo.
With the help of neighboring teams (Apex, Cascade, Redwing) both teams brought back National titles. This was the first national competition for either team.
Three of the competitors are from Lake Stevens: Natascha Cooper, Abbi Cormier and Micah Avery.
Trot Team athletes include Abbi Cormier, Micah Avery, Sienna Pioli, Andrea Friesen, Izzy Pioli, Ava Grosjean, and Anna Christensen.
C – Team athletes include Natascha Cooper, Camille Birch, Melissa Peterson, Kristina Belarde, Leandra Essman, Samantha Fehr and Maleah Gallagher.