Three generations to compete at Lismore horse show
THIS year’s Northern NSW Hack Championships, being held at the Lismore Showgrounds next week, will be a special event for local woman Kristy Hill Lollback.
She has been riding since she was five years old and this year she will introduce the world of competitive horse riding to her three-year-old daughter Layla.
Mrs Lollback’s mum Sherida Hill lives at Ewingsdale where the mother-and-daughter team own, train and campaign their horses together.
This year the three generations – Mrs Hill, Mrs Lollback and Layla – will all compete at the Northern NSW Hack Championships.
“It’s a special year for us,” Mrs Lollback said.
“I started competing at pony club when I was seven on my first pony, Windy.
“I then began competing at the local shows on my second pony, Cassie, when I was 10.
“Mum has instructed me since I was a child and still continues to give me tune ups.”
In 2011 Mrs Lollback competed at her first Show Horse Council Grand National Qualifier held in Lismore, riding on her French arabian warmblood, KS Gwydion.
For the past three years she has competed in her rider class at the Show Horse Council Grand Nationals, where she placed in the top 10 in 2015 and 2016.
“This year will be my daughter Layla’s first year competing in the Hunter Lead Rein at the Northern NSW Grand National Qualifier,” Mrs Lollback said.
“At only three years old, it’s all about fun for now.”
The competition in Lismore runs from May 19-22.
More than 300 horses and 120 riders will compete for the titles of champion or runner-up champion in the various events, which qualifies them for the prestigious Grand National Show at Sydney Inter- national Equestrian Centre.