Romana Hintner & Eva Nagiller will compete at the FEI World Vaulting Pas de Deux Championships for Austria. Eva Nagiller also competes as Individual. Get to know them in our mini interview!
1. Please describe yourself in three words.
2. Who are your team members?
Lunger: Nicole Voithofer Horse: Lavalino
Pas de Deux partner Eva Nagiller, lunger Klaus Haidacher, horse Idefix.
3. How did you experience the qualification process? What were your challenges on the way to the Championships?
My journey was a bit challenging because I had to change my horses a lot during the qualification process.
The qualification process was challenging because we didn’t know on which horse we were going to compete in Herning because our main horse Don Zeno is with our Junior Squad in Kaposvar. Because of this we competed on different horses and in the end chose our newby Idefix.
4. What was your best (or funniest) vaulting moment?
My funniest moment was at my first international competition when I forgot to give the whip to my lunger during the entry greeting – when I ran to the outside I realised, that I still have the whip in my hand, stopped apruptly and all my teammates crushed into me – ups 😁
My best moment in vaulting was when I was able to win the bronze medal in 2019 with my best friend and Pas de Deux partner Eva Nagiller.
5. What do you expect from the World Championships 2022? What are your goals?
My goals are to perform good and clean rounds and have a lot of fun in the competition arena.
I don’t really have any expectations. Our goal is to show two clean rounds and enjoy the opportunity to compete at such a great event.
6. What’s your freestyle theme 2022 and why?
I don’t have a specific theme, I just like the music a lot and try to feel and interpret it.
The special thing about our Pas de Deux is that we are both the same height and weight.This year we wanted to express this similarity even more and show many identical lines and figures. Our costumes increase this effect even more so that (hopefully) sometimes you don’t know where one ends and the other one begins.