Food, fun and family — great ideas we’ve seen from our #Hack1000Miles riders

We love hearing about everything you’ve been up to while on your #Hack1000Miles journey, because a lot goes on!

With winter looming, we decided it was the perfect opportunity to have a little look back at some of the fab things we saw you get up to during the summer to help keep us motivated for the colder months ahead.

 Riding is in the genes of Teri Anne Morgan’s family!

Riding is in the genes of Teri Anne Morgan’s family!

1 Fun for all the family

Teri Anne Morgan recently rode out with family members spanning four generations. There is 75 years between nine-year-old Travis and his great-gran Pat. 

“We had a ball,” says Teri. 

 Team Patchwork Ponies’ celebratory cake

Team Patchwork Ponies’ celebratory cake

2 Cause for celebration

We’re on board with any excuse to eat cake, and Graham Parton from Team Patchwork Ponies deserved it for reaching the 100-mile marker after coping with numerous injuries and periods of box rest. 

“We plan to have another wee celebration when we reach the 500-mile, halfway mark,” says Graham. 

 Jeanette’s gelding is very nosy!

Jeanette’s gelding is very nosy!

3 Pizza pit stop

Liz Roskell had the perfect finish to her ride around a local park when she stopped off for pizza. 

“Unfortunately it’s a mobile van and he was only there for a trade event,” says Liz. “I’d be the size of a house if he was there all the time!”

 Gillian Kedzierski’s horse doesn’t mind cows

Gillian Kedzierski’s horse doesn’t mind cows

4 Surprise visitor

While visiting her grandchildren when out on a hack, Jeanette Woodrow’s gelding decided to take it upon himself to say a proper hello. 

“Murphy was quite happy to put his head in the window to see them,” says Jeanette. 

5 Double trouble

Gillian Kedzierski’s mount had to contend with a bridge and not one, but two, loose cows while hacking. Luckily, Gillian’s horse wasn’t fazed. 

 Terrin Mitchell’s partner does what he can to help her achieve her miles

Terrin Mitchell’s partner does what he can to help her achieve her miles

“Joey loves them,” she says. “He just walked past them and over the bridge.”

6 Family commitment

During the orienteering section of her recent Trec competition, Terrin Mitchell’s partner carried their baby while she rode for eight miles. That way, Terrin could jump off and breastfeed when needed. 

 Lesley’s horse enjoyed a little jump out on their hack

Lesley’s horse enjoyed a little jump out on their hack

7 Surprise after the storm

“Storm Callum gave us a lovely surprise on our hack,” says Lesley Crook, referring to a fallen tree. 

“My horse couldn’t believe her good fortune! She popped over it like it was a cross pole.”






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