Sisters – and competitors – Abigail (left)

Sisters – and competitors – Abigail (left)

Sisters sweep podium at BC Summer Games

Cloverdale's Abigail, Bella and Emma Old each pick up medals in the sport of equestrian vaulting in Abbotsford

Three sisters and equestrians from Cloverdale swept the podium Friday, each picking up a medal at the first day of the BC Summer Games in Abbotsford.

It was the start of a spectacular weekend for Abigail Old, 12, and her sisters Bella, 14, and Emma, 16.

The girls compete in equestrian vaulting, a sport that combines gymnastics and acrobatics on a moving horse, in this case, Buddy, a 16-year-old gelding that each rode during competition over the weekend.

Abigail took home three gold medals in individual competition; Bella one silver and two bronze medals, and Emma earned a silver medal.

All three also earned gold medals as part of Zone 4’s equestrian team, which earned enough points to take first place in the competition.

There were 13 competing athletes in equestrian vaulting from four different provincial zones at the 2016 BC Summer Games.

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