The eventing community has responded with overwhelming support after Ben Hobday announced on social media tonight that he has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 27-year-old British eventer is a much-loved face and popular social media ambassador for the sport in the UK scene, having ridden the half-Clydesdale Mulrys Error around both Badminton and Burghley.
Ben recently asked eventers to support 17-year-old Hannah Francis, who has been battling lung, hip and pelvic cancer since her diagnosis on May 1. Now it’s our turn to show our support to Ben. Please go send him an encouraging message via @BenHobday on Twitter and Instagram.
Ben, the entire Eventing Nation team and North American eventing family stand behind you. You can beat this! #kickingcancersbutt #hobdaymyhero #yehboi
— Sharon Hunt (@SHeventing) June 30, 2015