Olympic dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin is supporting global equine welfare charity Brooke’s second annual Hack to Remember Day on Sunday 7 July, which urges riders across the UK and beyond to come together on the same day, donate and hack out in memory of horses, donkeys and mules of the past.
Whether it’s to honour a special horse from the past or to pay tribute to the contribution of horses around the world today, Brooke is asking riders to hack out in honour of these animals and donate to the MyHackathon JustGiving page. Participants will be able to share messages and pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #HackToRemember, and can join Brooke’s official Facebook event page to let friends and family know that they’re taking part.
The day will highlight the important role that equines play in our lives whilst benefiting the millions of horses, donkeys and mules working around the world today.
Charlotte, who has been Brooke’s global ambassador since 2015, said:
“Horses have always been a huge presence in my life and this Hack to Remember Day I’ll be thinking about my four-legged friends who are no longer here.
“For all riders, I feel it’s important for horses to go out for regular hacks and see the world. It’s a vital break from the training routine that keeps them happy and means they’re experiencing new things. By donating and taking part on Sunday 7 July, you can honour the horses, donkeys and mules of yesterday, whilst helping to ensure that those of tomorrow have a better quality of life.”
Hack to Remember Day coincides with Brooke’s annual MyHackathon fundraising challenge, which asks supporters to hack 100 miles in 100 days and raise £100 to improve the lives of working horses, donkeys and mules. Brooke’s overall target for MyHackathon is to raise £30,000 by the end of October. It’s estimated that it costs just £4.50 to reach one animal through their work overseas, which means that with a fundraising target of £100, each rider will be helping a horse like theirs every 4.5 miles they hack.
To find out more about MyHackathon and to sign up, visit: www.thebrooke.org/myhackathon.