Born in Colorado, Arielle Gold made waves as a horse jumper before entering into the world of snowboarding. However, her transition wasn’t too surprising – considering her father was formerly a competitive skier, and her brother, Taylor Gold, is also a professional snowboarder. In fact, Arielle’s brother convinced her to start snowboarding, and she hasn’t looked back since. After winning the Burton US Open Junior Jam halfpipe competition in 2010, Arielle has won a further six medals, including the 2013 FIS Snowboard World Championships in the halfpipe.
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