Dressed for the rain, Ivy Pointon-Wales, 10, riding SP-Opening Night and Summer Chaseling, 14 of Byron Bay riding First Love during the Northern NSW Hack Championship, Lismore showground. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star
Dressed for the rain, Ivy Pointon-Wales, 10, riding SP-Opening Night and Summer Chaseling, 14 of Byron Bay riding First Love during the Northern NSW Hack Championship, Lismore showground. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

No time for horsing around at Hack Championships

HUNDREDS of horses and riders have descended on the Lismore Showground for the Northern NSW Showhorse Hack Championships.

The event continues today and tomorrow, so there's still plenty of action to see.

Keerong resident Deyarne Pointon-Wales and her daughter Ivy, 10, are both competing in this year's event.

"It's an addiction," Ms Pointon-Wales said. "It's the love for the horses, the competition and the friends you make.

"We put in a lot of dedication and time - it takes months and months to prepare for a big show like this.

"You have early starts, making sure the horse is ready and clean and tidy, and then you have to get the child clean and tidy.

"I don't get nervous watching Ivy compete. I know she has put the work in.

"She did really well in her events (on Thursday)."

The championships is the biggest horse show outside of Sydney.



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