MyHackathon goes global
Royal Danish Airforce veteran signs up for Brooke's MyHackathon challenge.
Jane Jensen (right) from Gjellerup in Denmark has taken Brooke’s MyHackathon fundraiser global this year, signing up for the 100 mile challenge with her nine-year old Irish cob crossbred Tsarina.
A veteran of the Royal Danish Airforce, Jane was particularly proud to take part in our Hack to Remember Day on Sunday 1 July. Timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, horse lovers everywhere were urged to hack in memory of the eight million horses, donkeys and mules who died in WW1.
I don’t think any words will ever be enough to describe the horrors of that war, so the words ‘lest we forget’ really have meaning to them.
The theme of remembrance resonated highly with Jane, who took part in a remembrance ceremony whilst serving at the Al Dhafra Airbase in the United Arab Emirates. She said: “I don’t think any words will ever be enough to describe the horrors of that war, so the words ‘lest we forget’ really have meaning to them.”
Jane returned to Denmark last year and began riding with Tsarina. When the pair first came together, Tsarina could barely be walked. Brooke’s MyHackathon challenge has provided a great opportunity to build up Tsarina’s experience, and last summer Jane also took part in setting up Horseback Archery Denmark, the country’s only horseback archery association.