Rescuing and re-homing equines since 1974

The Big 30 Challenge

The Big 30 Challenge logo

Since the onset of COVID-19, Hope Pastures has suffered financially due to the cancellation of essential fundraising events. With so many mouths to feed, hooves to trim, teeth to have rasped, wormers to be given, bedding, hay and feed to buy, to name only a few aspects of care, we are now really starting to worry about the long term impact that our small charity may be facing.

To help raise money for our beloved four-legged residents we have launched a brand new challenge and can’t wait to see all of our supporters taking part!

#HopePasturesBig30 Challenge is inclusive of everyone and we are asking you to raise £30 – that is £1 for every horse that Hope Pastures can keep on-site. Your challenge can be active (riding, running, cycling, skipping, football, etc…) or can be less energetic (tack cleaning, baking, knitting, singing, etc…). The choice is yours and we’re really looking forward to seeing the weird and wonderful ideas that you come up with!

Because we are a small charity, we have very few overheads, which means that more of your donation goes directly to helping the animals. With your support, we can continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals and give them the life that they have always dreamed of.

Closing date for the challenge is 28th February 2021

Total raised so far

Created using the Donation Thermometer plugin£4,000Raised £3,396 towards the £4,000 target.£3,396Raised £3,396 towards the £4,000 target.85%

Sign up now and start your challenge

If you don’t want to do a challenge but would just like to donate to the campaign, then click on the button below

When taking part in your Big 30 Challenge, you must ensure that you are abiding by the current, local COVID-19 restrictions. Hope Pastures will not be responsible for any breaches of these restrictions.
Current Government advice on COVID-19 can be found here.

Big 30 Challenge Blog

Take a look at the Big 30 Challenges our supporters are taking on already.

Looking for some inspiration for your own challenge?

  • Take your horse out on a hack or out in-hand for 30 days
  • Teach a 30 minute workout class and charge people to take part
  • Let your friends choose a challenge for 30 days running
  • Charge a fee to groom 30 horses on your livery yard
  • Bake and decorate 30 cupcakes or biscuits – sell to family/friends/neighbours (in a covid-safe way)
  • Charge a fee to muck out 30 stables on your livery yard
  • Do 30 handstands for 30 days
  • Knit 30 Hope Pastures knitted ponies – find out more here
  • Teach your horse or pet 30 tricks
  • Do 30 hula-hoops without dropping it for 30 days
  • 30 hours of silence – spread out over a few days or share the hours with a friend
  • Jump 30 show jumps
  • Do 30 keepy-uppies without dropping the ball for 30 days
  • Create and sell 30 pieces of artwork
  • Poo-pick for 30 minutes for 30 days
  • Dance for 30 minutes for 30 days
  • Make and sell 30 face masks
  • Do 30 ‘figures of 8’ whilst riding
  • Charge £3 to wash 30 cars
  • Run 30 miles – could be done all by one person or could be done as a relay with multiple people
  • Ride for 30 minutes for 30 days
  • Complete 30 hours of karaoke as a relay with friends
  • Walk your dog for 30 minutes for 30 days
  • Do 30 ‘around-the-worlds’ whilst you warm up
  • Do 30 rolly-pollies without getting dizzy
  • Take and sell 30 photographs
  • Do 30 dressage tests in 30 days
  • Cycle 30k in 3 hours
  • Complete 30 puzzles in 30 days
  • Jump a 3ft showjump
  • Get 30 successful touches on a ping-pong rally
  • Host a 30-question virtual charity quiz
  • Row 30 miles – in a real boat or on gym equipment
  • Do 30 press-ups or sit-ups for 30 days
  • Run in the shape of 30 on a map
  • Climb the stairs 30 times for 30 days
  • Walk 30,000 steps in a day