|Age: 24Home country: New Zealand
All pictures by Anna Barry – www.annabarry.com
Where did you start snowboarding?
I started at Whakapapa, Mt Ruapehu, NZ.
How has the season been for you in NZ this year?
You live in Lake Wanaka and spend quite a bit of time up at Snow Park NZ, but do you have any other favourite spots to ride?
Snow Park NZ attracts a lot of international pros, does this help push the level of your riding?
You spent some time in Japan during last Northern Hemisphere Winter, with your boyfriend Will Jackways – also a snowboarder. How did that go? Was it your first time out there?
Japan is a dream destination for many a snowboarder‚Ä¶any top tips or sweet stashes that you can pass on?
Any other favourite travel destinations or countries you would love to travel to?
Whilst in Japan, you spent some time on a girls trip with Aussie riders Emily Thomas, Courtney Phillippson and fellow kiwi Hayley Holt. How did that compare to riding with the guys?
Emily recently seriously injured herself and made the decision to slow down and take a step back from serious competition etc. Do you think about injury much and what you might do if you were not able to ride anymore?
I try not to think about injury ever, I take each day as it comes! If I was to get hurt, oh well that‚Äôs life and I would deal with it. I just live everyday to its fullest and enjoy. I‚Äôm so sorry to hear of Emily‚Äôs accident, she is a strong girl though and will come out smiling always.
You have had some great competition results in the last year or so, do you enjoy the comp scene?
You had great section in the High Life DVD which came free with NZ Snowboarder magazine how did you get involved with that?
Is filming something you want to do more of, and any interest in getting involved in a girls only film?
Would you class yourself as a full time ‘pro’ snowboarder now or do you still have to work to fund the season and any trips overseas?
How do find the NZ industry support?
Any other interests outside of snowboarding, did I read you are also a keen skateboarder?
What do you see as your greatest accomplishments so far?
Being happy with life, love, travelling, and being myself.
What does the next couple of years hold for Abby Lockhart? Any big plans or take it as it comes?
I live in NZ for our winter working at Snowpark NZ coaching at the girls‚Äô freestyle camps. http://www.snowgirlsnz.com After our season is over, I work labouring to save for the northern hemisphere season.
When I travel I don‚Äôt work and so far that has been working out great so I plan to keep it up!
Anyone you want to thank…sponsors etc?
I would like to give a huge thanks to Peter at Ride Snowboards, Scott and Leanne @ Electric Eyewear, Sunny and Christine @ Lola& Evie Outer and street wear. Sam and Clair @ Snow Park NZ, Deano and Hayley @ Chop, Jason @ Pow Gloves and Leedom, Sam and Batty@ DVS shoes, Lee @ EESA, Kazu and Laurie @ Quest Wanaka, Jeff @ supreme bean coffee!!!
Thanks so much guys you are all awesome and couldn‚Äôt do without you. Thanks!!!
Also thanks to Will for everything your the best! Mum and Dad and all my family!