A three-year-old boy has taken on a 100-mile hacking challenge with his Dartmoor pony to help equines in need.

Eden Lagden-Melbourne from Sandown in the Isle of Wight signed up to Brooke’s MyHackathon last month and has clocked up over 20 miles in less than two weeks.

The pre-schooler only began riding in August and took on a share of Lego in December, so the partnership has got off to a flying start.

Led by his mother Kelly, Eden and Lego have been completing their walks as their daily exercise during lockdown.

“Eden and Lego hack miles every week so we have decided to challenge ourselves while raising money for Brooke as we both love horses,” said Kelly.

“Eden loves riding so it’s just given us both something to focus on when everything else in life is so different.”

Within four hours of starting the challenge, the pair had come close to their initial £250 target and by day 12 of the challenge, when Kelly spoke to Your Horse, they had received more than £800.

“We have just got back from a ride now,” said Kelly. “They have just completed a 3.4-mile ride, taking their total up to 23.2 miles.

“JustGiving emailed this morning to say our page was in the top 10% of fundraising pages last month so we are pleased with that too.”

Eden now has a more ambitious fundraising target of £1,000, 10 times the minimum target set by the charity.

You can sponsor Eden and Lego at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Eden-Lego and follow his journey on Instagram via @eden_lego2017