U.S. Equestrian is proud to recognize Sydney Schimack of Laporte, Colo., as the 2019 U.S. Equestrian Vaulter of the Year. Schimack, who competed for the bronze medal-winning U.S. Vaulting Team Squad at the FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors, stood out among the applicant pool based on her 2019 competition scores, personal essay and letters of recommendation.
Back home in the U.S., Schimack vaulted in seven high-level squad and individual CVIJ2* competitions in 2019, including the Pacific Cup CVI, Rocky Mountain Cup Utah, and Woodside Vaulters Spring Fest, and placed either first or second at every one.
Schimack is undeniably a rising star in the U.S. vaulting community, recently competing in the senior individual section for the first time at the American Vaulting Association Region IV Octoberfest. Backed by her supportive family, friends, and vaulting club, Schimack is eager to continue learning and gaining experience in senior-level competitions in Europe and the U.S.