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About the Challenge

So what’s The Horses4Health Hack and Chat Challenge all about? Well, the main idea behind it is to celebrate horses and appreciate how they can have a positive impact on our mental health, to take some time out to ride and chat with a friend or two and at the same time improve our own mental health. All this while raising money for some fantastic charities who help rescue and rehabilitate horses, ponies and donkeys as well as helping the mental and physical wellbeing of humans.

The Horses4Health Hack and Chat Challenge 2023

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Be part of the Horses4Health Hack and Chat Challenge and make a difference to equines and humans in need.

Sign up for free today and commit to making time for a Hack and Chat with a friend or two, accompanied by your equine companions. We all know spending time with an equine out in the countryside is the perfect tonic for wellbeing - and it's always good to talk! You could go for miles or just around the block; gallops galore or a beautiful bimble.


The most important thing is taking time to press the ‘pause’ button and sharing quality time with friends. Everyone who participates can choose to donate and support small UK-based equine welfare charities who urgently need our help.

Not able to hack? Do a 'walk and talk' instead!

No horse? No problem! Or perhaps you have a non-ridden horse? Just commit to doing a ‘walk and talk’ instead. This could be a walk with a friend, a dog, or an in-hand horse or pony.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today, set a date, and get hacking and chatting! Registration is free and you’ll get lots of resources to download to help you get started, plus ideas and support for other activities that will put the ‘fun’ into fundraising. 

Plus there’s an online community of over 10,000 fellow equine enthusiasts in the Horses4Health Facebook group who will also be celebrating their equine companions. It’s the best place to hear all the latest news about Horses for Health 2023, connect with like-minded people, and share the inevitable highs and lows of being an equestrian!

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Raising money for our supported charities

2023 Hack and Chat registration is completely free but our aim is to raise funds for our supported charities and grants scheme so we ask that you try to raise funds through either sponsorship, donations for your ride, or through additional fundraising activities. When you register you will be given a downloadable fundraising pack with all the tools you need and lots of fundraising ideas.


To find out more about who our supported charities are, take a look at our charities page.


We would love to go over and above for our amazing causes to support the fantastic work they do with both horses and humans so whether you raise £5 or £500, it really does all add up, and we even have some awards for reaching certain fundraising milestones. There are three easy ways to raise money:


  • Raise money offline through donations, sponsorship or any extra  fundraising activities and pay into the main JustGiving page

  • Set up your own JustGiving page (details provided in your registration pack)

  • Text to donate (details below)


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