Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Clark of Kyogle has called for help to find the 18-year-old mare that disappeared from the family's property last week.
Eleven-year-old Elizabeth Clark of Kyogle has called for help to find the 18-year-old mare that disappeared from the family's property last week. Jacklyn

Have you seen this horse?

ELIZABETH Clark, 11, of Kyogle, only had her horse Bella eight weeks when it vanished.

The 18-year-old mare disappeared from the family's Kyogle Road property some time between 6pm on Monday and 5.30pm on Tuesday last week.

Elizabeth's mother, Robyn, said it was "heartbreaking" for Elizabeth not knowing where the horse was.

Her daughter was so upset she had taken time off school, she said.

While police would not confirm the horse had been stolen, Mrs Clark said the fence had been in "a bit of a mess" last Tuesday morning. If the horse had bolted "they probably would have found it in a gully somewhere by now", she said.

Elizabeth has always loved horses and Bella is the first horse her family has bought for her.

“We were so excited to find Bella. She was just the perfect horse for Elizabeth,” Mrs Clark said

The young horse lover said she had bonded with Bella during a pony club camp at Grafton just a few weeks ago, where the duo competed in cross-country and polo-cross events.

“We have lost horses before on our farm, but usually find them somewhere on the property,” Mrs Clark said.

Elizabeth said her main concern was for Bella's safety.

The family has put up a $500 reward for the horse's safe return.

Kyogle police have asked for anyone who saw anything on or near the property around the time Bella vanished, or who have seen a horse that matches Bella's description, to contact police.
Have you seen Bella?

Bella is a:

• Stock/quarter horse-cross.

• Bay colour.

• 14-and-a-half hands.

• Crooked blaze and white spot on nose.

• Very thin mane.

• Short tail.



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