Mackenzie Knott grew up taking riding lessons and coming to horse camps at Warm Beach Camp. In 2015 she started as an intern at WBC in the horsemanship program, fulfilling one of her childhood dreams. While serving as both a riding instructor and wrangler during that summer, she discovered her love for not only teaching riding lessons, but also the incredible sport of equestrian vaulting. There she gets to use her experience as a college cheerleader, Jr. Olympic water polo competitor, a graduate with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and her love for kids and horses. In the fall of 2016 Mackenzie joined the Warm Beach Vaulting club full time and is enjoying coaching and lunging for all the different classes. Mackenzie is now serving as the Vaulting Coordinator for the Warm Beach Vaulters.
Allison is a Silver level vaulter with more than 10 years of competitive experience. She started vaulting in 2004 with Mt. Rainier Vaulters. Joining Warm Beach Vaulters in 2010, She has competed on several teams including the 2013 National Champion B Team. Allison says, "Vaulting has always given me a place where I can express myself and I love using that expression and my passion for the sport to grow young people. My favorite part about coaching is seeing someone make a breakthrough. I believe in vaulting’s ability to teach people not only to stand on horses, but to stand on their own." Allison coaches the trot vaulters and brings amazing enthusiasm and fun to every class.
Shelby began pursuing her lifelong passion for horses at six years old when her parents gave her three riding lessons as a birthday present. They could never have imagined that those three lessons would not only lead Shelby to discover a natural talent for dressage riding, but a passion for equestrian vaulting as well. A few years after discovering vaulting she joined the Warm Beach Vaulters, and was immediately in love with the team’s love for Jesus. Within her first year at Warm Beach Shelby and her team returned from the 2007 Vaulting Nationals as trot team champions. In 2010 she was invited to join their A-Team, the highest level of team currently possible in the U.S. In 2014 she retired from vaulting as an athlete, but since then has developed her abilities as a longeur and coach. She is now the head longeur and horse trainer for the team, utilizing dressage as part of the vaulting horses’ training. Shelby lives in Stanwood, Washington, and is about to graduate community college with her Associates Degree in Pre-Nursing.
Kaleb has been vaulting since 2006. He started at trot and was the flyer for the Warm Beach Vaulters Trot Team that won first place in National Competition in 2007. He has since moved on to Gold and was on the US National Team for the Junior World Championships in Ermelo, The Netherlands in 2015. In 2016, Kaleb was the alternate for the USA men's team at the World Championships in LeMans, France. Kaleb is a dedicated athlete with a rigorous training schedule that includes yoga, running, and vaulting fitness training. Kaleb is the Copper (first year canter) coach. When he is not vaulting, working out, and studying for school, he enjoys hiking, hunting, and fun times with friends.
Daniel has been vaulting since 2011. He has the distinction of reaching the Gold level within two years of his vaulting career. Daniel has competed on various "A" and "B" teams as well as Pas de Deux. In 2015, he and his teammate, Anna Erickson took their Pas de Deux (Pairs) routine to a 3* Senior Competition in Ermelo, The Netherlands where they finished second. Daniel has been coaching for strength training and vaulting for various levels over the past several years and his himself a very disciplined and accomplished athlete. He hopes to return to international competition even while studying mathematics in college. When not vaulting, working out, or studying for college, Daniel enjoys music, hiking, and hanging out with friends.