Burnley horse charity urging people to 'saddle up' for great outdoors charity challenge

A Burnley equine charity is calling on members of the public to join a new sponsored challenge event to raise funds for the charity.
'Hacking Out for HAPPA' is taking place throughout July'Hacking Out for HAPPA' is taking place throughout July
'Hacking Out for HAPPA' is taking place throughout July

HAPPA are inviting riders and walkers to participate in "Hacking Out for HAPPA" by either riding 25 miles, the distance walked by a wild horse in one day, or by walking 30,000 steps, the average steps taken by one of the charity's care officers in one day.

Participants are being given the whole month of July to complete the challenge.

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Head of marketing and fundraising Julie Pharaoh-Gan said: “Many of us have been enjoying the great outdoors by walking, riding or cycling over the past year of on and off lockdowns, we are hoping our avid supporters are ready to take this further by participating in a challenge such as this.

"We understand that everyone’s fitness levels are different, which is why participants have the whole month to complete the fun challenge.

"We would love to see a great mix of friends, families, riders, cyclers and walkers get out and about to take part in this event.

"As a nod to all the horses and ponies HAPPA rescues we are asking everyone to saddle up or get those walking boots on and ‘Hacking Out for HAPPA’, just as our horses do to build strength and stamina!”

Further information, including how to register for the event, can be found at www.happa.org.uk.

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