How have our chal­lengers fared?

To cel­e­brate the one-year an­niver­sary of #hack­1000miles, we asked you to up­date us on your progress...

Your Horse (UK) - - The Relaunch -

THE START

Bet­tina Yock­ney has taken the #hack­1000miles chal­lenge to the other side of the world — she re­cently signed up in New Zealand! Elaine Ni­choll’s Ozz had a colic set­back, but they plan to start tot­ting up the miles very soon. He­len Var­ley is an­other re­cent new re­cruit. Pippa Hone is only four and she’s shar­ing the miles be­tween her own Shet­land and her mother Vicky’s pony.

Sally Hud­son and Vicky re­set their counter in Jan­uary and have been lim­ited by the weather. They’re look­ing for­ward to their first fun ride in April.

THE FIN­ISH

Our #hack­1000miles am­bas­sador Tracey Sawyer has mo­tored through the fin­ish flags — and started again. She says she loves noth­ing more than get­ting out and sup­port­ing other rid­ers who want to hack. Other fin­ish­ers in­clude Karen Polmear and Ann Smith. Con­grat­u­la­tions from Your Horse HQ to you all on your jour­ney. Keep up the good work — you will get there!

Sarah John­son hacks Rhino and says our Hack 1000 miles Face­book group is the nicest group of peo­ple on the in­ter­net.

A few light, warm evenings is the boost Jess Bright and Ziggy need to get to the fin­ish line.

So­phie Joy says her New For­est Pony, Pete, is the trimmest and fittest he’s ever been.

Kather­ine Ward and Maggie are nearly three-quar­ters of the way there.

Anne-Marie Cronin is al­most half­way to the first 100-mile marker on Bad­ger. She en­joys tak­ing her daugh­ter Emma too.

Stephanie Davies says she didn’t even dare can­ter her horse Bro un­til they started their jour­ney to #hack­1000miles!

Georgina Bowe’s vet­eran mare, Fliss, is prov­ing age is no bar­rier as she clocks up more miles.

Mia Mills and Honey hack bit­less and bare­back.

Emma Platt is just away from the start­ing post.

Sarah Mumby and Siouxie have hacked on beaches, to the pub and ex­plored plenty of forestry.

Your Horse edi­tor, Aimi Clark, is ex­plor­ing a new part of the English coun­try­side with her vet­eran ex-race­horse Bee.

Sa­man­tha Rye and Chino have the half­way point in their sights.

Katie Ward is hav­ing a lot of fun aboard her 23-year-old Wig Wam (pic­tured far right with Crunchie and Frank).

Zoe Hock­ley and her friend Lotte Smith have been hack­ing to­gether.

Paula Need­ham’s Char­lie is easy to spot as they cover the miles

Louise Hor­wood and Spearmint are mak­ing great progress — even tak­ing a don­key and dogs with them too!

Joanna Hol­land is a #hack­1000miles am­bas­sador and, when Your Horse went to press, she was in touch­ing dis­tance of the fin­ish line.

Claire Tay­lor says she and Pie have gone from Ner­vous Nel­lies to Spook­ing Sallys and they are now Hack­ing He­roes.

Ema Bayliss says her con­fi­dence is build­ing all the time — and she can’t wait for sum­mer hack­ing on her steed.

Cather­ine Boyd earns her miles on the moor.

All that snow was no bar­rier for Kim Wol­s­ten­croft!

Leonie Ch­ester-Lees and Leo are mak­ing great progress.

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