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2010 World Equestrian Games

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum. Photo by Christoph Wilhelms

Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum

As the first women to be ranked world number one in jumping (2005), Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum is a reference for women jumpers everywhere. Hard work and dedication have enabled her to remain at the top of this most demanding of disciplines.

Endurance Rider Joyce Sousa. Photo by Genie Stewart-Spears

Joyce Sousa

Joyce Sousa and LV Integrity+ reside in Northern California, and this lucky horse has been a member of the Sousa family for 11 of his 17 years.

Vaulter Annalise VanVranken. Copyright Primo Ponies

Annalise VanVranken

Annalise has been ranked in the top five on the USEF Women?s Individual High Performance List since 2008. In 2009, she placed second at the prestigious CVI** Saumur in France, 5th at the USEF-AVA National Championships, and 3rd in the CVI** Kentucky Cup. She repeated her second place finish at the 2010 CVI** Saumur and is once again making her cross-country treks to train with the FACE team.

Vaulter Patrick Stevens. Copyright Primo Ponies

Patrick Stevens

This year, along with work, college, and lots of riding, Patrick will be doing some yoga, stretching, and dance classes to go with solid vaulting practice ... along with a lot of handstands and cartwheels. He feels that all of the Europeans are legitimate threats to the U.S. vaulters.

Vaulter Mary McCormick. Copyright Primo Ponies

Mary McCormick

Mary McCormick is one of America's most decorated vaulters, having been named USEF Vaulter of the Year in 2007 and 2009. In addition, McCormick was the 2007 AVA/USEF National Champion. In 2010 McCormick once again won the 2010 USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship vaulting on Sir Anthony Van Dyck.