Inspired by this video we are recognizing a niche group of runners out there who can’t bear to leave their trusty steeds behind.
The challenge: run the entire race with your hobby horse in tow.
Creativity is encouraged! Hobby horse aficionados take high pride in the sport’s do-it-yourself attitude and we don’t expect anything less.
Hobby horse must be at least 1 metre long, ears to tail
Horse must be ridden for the duration of the race
Tack is at the discretion of the rider
Galloping not required
Riders may choose any event to participate in (new in 2018), but please notify us that you're competing in the hobby-horse category.
We will have special prizes for all horse and rider teams.
Giddy up! (email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a shout out on social media with a pic of you and your horse).
Some stories from our Hobby Horse Challenge
Melanie Colburn undertakes her first ever ultra with Pony Boy (video below).