Abbotsford’s Besse sisters impressed the judges and took home some hardware at the Provincial Vaulting Championships in Langley on Sept. 27.
Hailey Besse, 15, won a gold medal in the Trot D division, while Emily Besse, 13, placed fourth in the Walk C division.
Equestrian vaulting is the sport of acrobatics and dance on a moving horse. Competitors are required to do a round of compulsory moves followed by a freestyle set to music.
The pair have trained the past three years with the Triple M vaulting group in Surrey and both girls rode Jake, a 16-year-old Belgian/Fjord gelding.
Both girls attend St. John Brebeuf Secondary School and the next big event for the duo is Oct. 24 in Chilliwack.