Sports - August 12, 2009

Woodside Vaulters club wins titles at Junior/Young Rider competition

Local athletes from the Woodside Vaulters equestrian vaulting club won individual awards at the Federation Equestre Internationale's North American Junior/Young Rider championships, held July 22 in Lexington, Kentucky.

The sport of vaulting involves gymnastics and dance on a moving horse.

Carrie Wick, a spokesperson for Woodside Vaulters, provided this information:

In the women's one-star level, Yvonne Greenen, 14, of Los Altos took first place and Kathryn Jaggers, 15, of Portola Valley finished fourth.

In the men's two-star level, Patrick Stevens, 17, of Martinez won first, and teammate Gabe Aniello, 18, of Vancouver, Washington, came in second.

In the women's two-star level, Ali Divita, 20, of Redwood City finished second; Megan Lanfri, 19, of San Jose finished fourth; and Katharine Wick, 16, of Hillsborough came in fifth.

Top U.S. and Canadian vaulters, ages 14 to 21, competed in this event, said Isabelle Parker, Woodside Vaulters' head coach.

For more information on Woodside Vaulters, visit


Posted by PV Rider, a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Aug 12, 2009 at 6:46 am

Thank you for including equestrian sports in your sports coverage. This North American Young Rider competition is a very prestigious event, and it's exciting that these local kids participated and did so well.

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