Kristian Roberts began vaulting at the age of 13. Roberts accepted an invitation from the Palmer family of the Half Moon Bay Vaulting Club to give the sport a try, and he has been hooked ever since. He spent his first year competing in the Trot and Copper divisions and has since made an impressive move up the ranks.
In 2008, Roberts was the Men’s Silver Overall Champion at the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship. In 2009, he began competing in the Gold division and put in consistent performances all year, taking third at the CVI2* Kentucky Cup and winning at Vaulting in Vegas II.
Roberts had continued success in 2010, placing fifth at the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship, which also served as the USEF Selection Trials for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. In October of 2010, Roberts represented the U.S. for the first time at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
He continued to improve in 2011. At the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship, Roberts was third in the Men’s Gold Championship. He scored a win at the Vaulting in Vegas IV competition.
Roberts began 2012 with a third-place finish in the Mozart Memorial Vaulting Classic and Selection Trials in the Men’s Gold division. He was third again at the Garrod’s Spring Classic, before going on to win the CVI2* at the Woodside Vaulters Spring Fest. Roberts finished second in the CVI3* Individual Male division at the CVI Chilliwack in Canada. In CVIO3* Aachen he came in eighth in the Individual Male division. Roberts scored another victory at the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship in the Men’s Gold Championship. He brought 2012 to a close by representing the U.S. at the FEI World Vaulting Championship, coming in 12th place.
In 2013, Roberts scored several wins, beginning with the Garrod’s Spring Classic in the Men’s Gold division. At the Pacific Cup, he claimed top honors in the CVI3* Individual Male division. Roberts ended the year with the Men’s Gold Championship title in the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship.
Roberts has won at almost every turn in 2014, including CVI3* Individual Male wins as the Pacific Cup CVI3* and CVI3* Chilliwack. At the USEF/AVA National Vaulting Championship, he won his third consecutive Men’s Gold Championship title.