We all have our own traditions for Christmas. It could be spending the day with family or friends, having a turkey lunch or dinner, watching the royal speech, playing games or heading out for a walk. But those of us with horses want to include them too – and our Hack 1,000 Miles riders love to make the most of the festivities with their steed.

Check out how they make the most of the Christmas spirit as well as fitting in some miles…

Anne-Marie Cronin celebrating the festive period from Ireland

Pip Mead and Archie dressed up for a Christmas Eve ride

Lisa Kennedy heading out for a hack decked in tinsel

Kate Duffield and Indi enjoying a soggy Christmas ride

Camilla Mascall making the most of some Christmas fancy dress

Nic Ferris on her annual Christmas pub ride aboard her ‘reindeer’

Nicole Tizard on her first tinsel ride of the season

Marion Wills’ hack with ‘Santa’s helpers’

Billy-Jo Howe and Pumpkin opening a Christmas present

Nancy Wolnowsky and her late gelding Hershey who hail from South Carolina, USA

Sammi Wenn dressed up for a ride to raise money for Keech Hospice Care

Husband and wife Matt and Athene Turner on a Christmas ride

Sophie Joy says the best part of Christmas hacking is wearing pink tinsel

Joanne Vince and friends dressed up for the festivities

Anna Gibbs has decorated Roma ready for their Christmas ride

Hayley Marie Jones riding ex-racer Zara in their festive outfits

Hannah Leslie delivers presents to a local care home

Bex Hall’s horse Lucca gets into the festive spirit

Beckii Cocking and Bertie dress up as a reindeer and an elf

Roisin Kelly says she received plenty of smiles while out on this jaunt

Natasha Davies designed this elf outfit for her mare for a Christmas fun ride

Kirsty Davies and her mare, Jinty, deliver Christmas cards together every year

Last year Sandy Ralph Dennis and Laddie handed out sweets to children on their Christmas hack

Billy-Jo Howe and Spirit dressed as Father Christmas

Liz Roswell ready to ride out as Santa

Lynne Dennis aboard her 17hh hunter dressed as elves

Caitlin Bunce enjoys a Christmas Day outing

Rachel Louise is tinselled up and ready for a ride

Kate Duffield makes it out every year for a Christmas hack

Julie Cameron riding Jack (left) and Kat Stark aboard Harley enjoy a Christmas Eve hack every year with Kat’s son Ross

Judy Collins riding Daisy D (left) and Jane Taylor on Cassie offer plenty of festive outfit inspiration

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