Kimberly Palmer takes third place in the FEI Vaulting World Cup Final with teammate Kalyn Noah finishing seventh
Leipzig, Germany – Kimberly Palmer (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) earned a podium finish in the 2022 FEI Vaulting World Cup Women’s Individual Final, earning a total score of 8.009. Manon Moutinho (FRA) took top honors with a final score of 8.431, while Jannika Derks (GER) took second place with an 8.257. Kalyn Noah (Newbury Park, Calif.) finished seventh overall with a two-run score of 5.911.
Palmer jumped aboard Rosenstolz 99, a 2007 Rhenish gelding belonging to Club Ippico Monzese ASD, which was pushed by Laura Carnabuci (ITA). In the freestyle test, Palmer scored an 8.373, which was averaged with his 7.644 score from yesterday’s technical test to produce his final two-lap total.
“This freestyle is all new – the routine, the costume, so I really wanted to show off what I’ve been working on. I’m so honored to be here and it was a really cool stage for me. I have the feel like I’m on top now and just getting my name out there and showing the world and the judges what I can do,” Palmer said.
Noah, who was aboard Corocoro 2, a 2005 Deutches Sportpferd gelding, was started by his owner Gundrun Lenz (GER), and the pair started a new freestyle routine, which earned them a score of 7.090 at the freestyle test.
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