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BHS announces first rider to complete its 70km Challenge

30 May 2018

Endurance GB member, Vicky Hodgkiss, is the first rider to complete the British Horse Society’s 70km Challenge, raising £149 for the Paths for Communities Fund.

70km Challenge Vicky

The challenge, which is part of Ride Out UK Month, encourages riders to saddle up and explore the countryside with their horse, all whilst raising vital funds to help the BHS do more to improve off-road riding and carriage driving around the UK.

Vicky, pictured below, said: “I have loved every minute of it, it’s been amazing. I've ridden some beautiful countryside and met some lovely people."

BHS Director of Access, Mark Weston, said: “Congratulations to Vicky on being the first person to complete our 70km challenge! Ride Out UK Month is all about encouraging people to get out hacking and we hoped that, in addition to organised events, these challenges would make taking part more accessible.

I am delighted that the challenge is achieving its aims, not only in terms of fundraising, but also in encouraging riders to take the scenic route and explore outside of the arena. A big well done to Vicky!”

Find out more about Ride Out UK Month and the BHS’ sponsored hacking challenges here

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