Big Horse Trek

By Rebecca Rose

***  UPDATED 24th Feb 2020 ***

Hi, my name is Bec and I have concocted this crazy little project I call 'Big Horse Trek' in order to raise as much money as I can for cancer research via the Love Your Sister charity.

The Love Your Sister charity is very close to my heart, as I know it is to a lot of people.  In 1996 my dad, Jack, lost a short battle with cancer.  There were a number of signs and symptoms in the months before his diagnosis that were not detected.  Would early detection have changed things?  Who knows.  But what we do know is that cancer research has come a long way since the 90’s, and this has filtered down into improved patient outcomes, improved medications, improved treatment options, and improved survival rates.  Supporting cancer research will assist in furthering these developments into the future.  I have watched other family members and friends go through the horrors of cancer, and I would like to see an end to this. 

So what exactly am I doing?  I am taking up a challenge to myself to try and help Love Your Sister's quest to vanquish cancer.  After 10 years of sub-par health of my own, I am ready for a big adventure! 

My original plan was to travel solo (but with three horses!) 5 330km down the east coast of Australia, from Cooktown to Healesville along the Bicentennial National Trail.  BUT - things have changed.  Widespread and ongoing drought changed my initial plans, and recent large scale bushfires have hampered my backup plans.  This has not deterred me!  I have a new plan taking shape as we speak (with so many different plans that I have started to initiate, I have affectionately called this one Plan G, as it is honestly about the 7th plan that I have actually started to run with).  I will still be embarking on a long-distance packhorse trek from April 2020.  But I will be focusing on my home state of Victoria, and I look forward to showcasing some of this states' most beautiful areas.  Stay tuned for more details. 

The more people I talk to about my trek, the more stories I hear about the impacts of cancer on individuals, their family, and/or their friends.  It seems that everyone is impacted by cancer in some way, and targeting the source of the problem (i.e. what the cancer researchers focus on) is paramount to ultimately finding cures for the various forms of cancers.  I am hoping to also help raise more awareness surrounding early detection for a variety of cancers, as early diagnosis and treatment can improve a person's survival rate and assist in their quality of life.  If through Big Horse Trek I can help just one person in this way, then I will deme the project a success. 

The initial goal of Big Horse Trek is to reach a fundraising target of $ 53 300 (i.e. $10 per 1km of the BNT) for Love Your Sister.  At this stage I am standing by this goal (although I am tempted to increase the goal relative to the increased stress I have been dealing with as a result of all of the major plan changes.  Can you tell I'm a sucker for punishment?).  Any amount donated (small or large) is greatly appreciated!

Feel free to follow my journey on Facebook, Instagram, and at



In memory of Dad on father 's day
Rebecca Rose 2021-09-05 07:42:39
2090 raised by Bec 's Big 40km Walk on 23rd May 2021 in memory of the 25th anniversary of Dad 's passing
Rebecca Rose 2021-06-01 19:36:44
Anonymous 2021-05-17 16:40:18
You ll get there. I know it!
Erin Steinbacher 2021-04-09 11:50:16
Tyson completing the 'Hat Flip Challenge '
Rebecca Rose 2021-01-29 08:38:07
Love your determination Bec x
Adele Barnard 2020-11-15 08:02:13
Happy birthday
Cassie O'Malley 2020-11-13 21:39:34
Happy Birthday Bec!
Raphaela Lienert 2020-11-11 22:52:35
Erin Steinbacher 2020-11-11 17:04:43
Happy birthday, Bec! xx
Lorna Culverwell 2020-11-10 20:29:46
Anonymous 2020-11-10 19:58:28
I m so proud of you xx
Sophie Grosvenor 2020-03-09 08:01:24
Bec, you are so amazing life keeps throwing hurdles and obstacles at you but you keep getting up and working out how to get over them or around them . Go Plan G, fingers crossed for April and things to start going right!
Kate Hicks 2020-02-24 21:02:41
Hey Bec, yep we are still keen to see how your adventure unfolds. Wishing you a run of good luck for a change. Ian and ArmaSkin
Ian Bridger 2020-02-24 07:28:07
You got this Bec. One foot in front of the other. And repeat.
Eva Rosenbaum 2020-02-23 23:57:40
Kristen L 2020-02-23 19:45:32
Erin Steinbacher 2020-02-23 19:18:50
Go Bec! What a huge challenge I 'm sure you will succeed! I met you at a bowls fundraising competition and was so inspired by you and your plan such a selfless act. Blessings for the journey! Gisella
Gisella Koroknai 2019-11-27 07:42:40
You can do this kiddo
Fiona Winchester 2019-10-24 14:20:27
Part of the money raised from Big Horse Trek 's Bowls 'n Trivia Fundraiser for Love Your Sister on the 19th of October 2019. This amount is from the funds raised from online ticket sales, online Try Booking donations, silent auction cash sales the silent auction EFTPOS sales amount of 784 will be sent to LYS via a cheque from the Bendigo Bank , trivia games, other donations, and swear jar number 200736 .
Rebecca Rose 2019-10-22 21:38:48
Prototype book sales at Trivia Night Fundraiser
Katrina Alcorn 2019-10-20 21:52:18
You can do this!
Zoe Warrell 2019-09-18 12:13:47
Well done! Michael and Bec
Michael Rose 2019-09-17 06:08:35
Bec, what an inspirational think you are planning. I wish you a safe journey and can 't wait to see updates from your adventure. If you fancy meeting me for a trail ride one day before you head off let me know X Briony and family.
Nathan Walshe 2019-06-26 17:56:56
Donation from SHCV horse gear market 22 06 2019
Rebecca Rose 2019-06-22 18:31:42
Donations from the fundraising tin at the Yarra Valley Horse Gear Market, 26th May, 2019.
Rebecca Rose 2019-05-26 16:52:59
Go you good thing! X
Leith McDonald 2019-05-23 12:04:26
Caroline Aumann 2019-05-23 10:36:03
In memory of my dad, Jack Rose, on the anniversary of his passing 23 years ago today.
Rebecca Rose 2019-05-23 09:22:24
Good luck!
Erin Steinbacher 2019-04-26 14:06:36
Go Bec!
Saritha Visvalingam 2019-04-10 02:41:39
Best of luck Bec, truly inspirational x
Anonymous 2019-04-09 18:50:30
Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Takes guts to do this.
Robyn Doig 2019-02-26 20:13:42
Edward Weatherby 2019-02-26 15:07:41
So excited for your journey and adventure for a fantastic cause all the best Bec! You can dot it!
Jess Fettell 2019-02-12 11:37:24
Go Bec! An awesome cause to be raising such a whopping amount of money for xx
Kerri-Lyn Roelofse 2019-01-28 18:41:37
Go me!
Rebecca Rose 2019-01-28 18:01:54
Go Bec! An amazing task and can t wait to follow your progress. Such a great cause. Well done. Rachael edwards x x
Rachael Edwards 2019-01-18 18:24:56
I already knew how awesome a person you were, but I was so in awe to hear about this trek. You bloody rock!
Julienne Ng 2019-01-18 01:02:34
Love your work Bec! Look forward to donating more following your journey From the BodyMotion team
BodyMotion Physiotherapy 2019-01-15 14:31:12
Bec, you are awesome!
Beke Graw 2019-01-13 00:19:27
U are so great
Christin Down 2019-01-12 20:20:45
Go for it Rebecca
David Rosenbaum 2018-12-21 06:09:50
Clair Millar 2018-12-04 18:27:28
In loving memory of Dad, Jack Rose 1946 1996 .
Rebecca Rose 2018-12-04 06:26:21
Rock it, Bec!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Katrina Alcorn 2018-11-30 19:38:44
Anonymous 2018-11-27 20:44:16
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