Beach rides, pumpkins and early morning stubble sprints – Sarah Ambridge conquers #Hack1000miles

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Congratulations to Sarah Ambridge who is our latest #Hack1000miles finisher!

Sarah and her horse Mr P certainly clocked up the miles quickly, with plenty of early morning sprints around the fields. 

Sarah laughs, “I do more miles on my horse than I do in my car!”

One of her favourite rides was the Taunton Vale Foxhounds ride. “I’d been planning to do the Badminton ride but the weather was rubbish, so I decided to do the Taunton Vale Foxhounds ride instead. It was a good move!

Sarah added: “The weather brightened up and the route was super. I was alone for most of it as I went early but I met some hunt staff, mushroom foragers, longhorn cattle and the lovely organisers!”

Best of the season 

In August Sarah took Mr P on a trip to the beach to try out her new saddle. She said: “We saw inflatables, sun shades, running children, no problem. Then Mr P spooked at a boiled sweet wrapper slowly blowing across the sand!”

Sarah added, “Thanks to my new saddle and sticky bum jodhpurs, I stayed on board. Silly Mr P!”

In October Sarah came across a stall selling pumpkins on an afternoon meander around her local lanes. “It was so very seasonal! And we clocked up another 12 miles in two hours as well.”

Fun with tracking

Sarah enjoyed using her tracking app, and even tried it out whilst schooling. “It was amazing to see that I did 2.5 miles in the school. My map looked like a badly rolled ball of string!”

Though her app also gave her some questionable figures. Sarah said: “One day my tracker told me that I had burnt 27,531 calories on my two hour ride and had done 996 miles! I suspect it might not have been right!”

Sarah added: “We found #Hack1000miles a very enjoyable and informative experience. Now we need to set ourselves another goal!”

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