A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message' - Jacqueline WilsonCharlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy.Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed.The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the pony ever stop farting?Find out in this classic, funny animal story, perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell.
This expanded edition of the bestselling My Special Pony Record Book is a colourful diary-type notebook in which children can keep details about their pony and what makes them so special. There are fun-filled questions with boxes to tick and pages on which to stick photographs and/or keepsakes - or even to draw something themselves. They can record all their Pony Club rallies, competition entries at shows, and jot down how well they did. There is also space to write about lessons and training so they can remind themselves of their improvements. A checklist section has also been included on how to look after their pony and there are pages for useful addresses and contact details such as their vet and farrier as well as practical checklists for worming dates, farrier visits, etc. This is a book suitable for any pony-mad child from small to teenage, that will become a personal record of their special pony which can be dipped into and treasured for years.
Valegro - The Blueberry Stories - Set of Six
The Valegro books are ideal for home schooling as the whole series is edited to the end of Key Stage 2 expectations, including SATs style Reading questions.Valegro, known to his friends as Blueberry, is the star character in this series of children's books.Valegro - The Little Horse with the Big Dream tells the tale of his adventures from the day he arrives at Carl's yard and the characters Blueberry meets.In The Early Years the tale continues as Blueberry starts his training and goes to his first competitions.A Rising Star tells the story of Carl's ambitions for Blueberry and his search for the perfect rider to match his talent as his career progresses.Valegro Goes International charts the beginning of his amazing career.Going for Gold continues the story as Valegro is selected to represent Team GB at the 2012 London Olympics.The Legend concludes the story of the most famous dressage horse in the world. Valegro continues his success including competing at the Dressage World Cup and the Rio Olympics before his retirement performance at Olympia in 2016.
Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book
Learn all about horses and ponies, from mane to tail, in DK's Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book, with more than 250 reusable stickers.Including facts about fillies and pictures of ponies, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is packed with information on all breeds from horses in stables to wild ponies roaming free. Kids can read all about mucking out and test their knowledge of tack with a fun quiz. Packed with fun facts for kids which support Key Stage 1, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is perfect for children obsessed by the equine.Fact filled and packed with reusable stickers, Horses and Ponies Ultimate Sticker Book is one that children will pick up time and time again.
Valegro Goes International- Book 4
Valegro Goes International continues the story of the most famous and successful dressage horse in the world. In this, the fourth book in the series, his true-life story continues as the reader is taken on the amazing journey of a top-class dressage horse. Blueberry and his rider, Charlotte, continue to progress their career under the tutorage of top rider and trainer, Carl Hester. Chosen to represent his country, the little brown horse is gaining attention from not only top dressage judges and officials, but is amassing a fan base, too. But there are always hiccups in a successful career and Blueberry - with the help of his ever-present friend, little one-eyed dog Lulu - is determined to overcome them on his way to the very top, and be chosen for the most important international competition in the world. Valegro Goes International, is the fourth book in The Blueberry series, specially written for all young readers who have been captivated by the most successful dressage horse of all time. Written from the viewpoint of Blueberry, each book contains fascinating insights into the training and everyday life at one of the world's top dressage yards, with Blueberry's friends making their own, vital, contribution to help the little brown horse on his amazing journey. Author Carl Hester FBHS MBE, a veteran of five Olympic Games, has changed how dressage horses are trained, and readers are treated to behind-the-scenes insights and Carl's unique spin on all things dressage. Valegro Goes International continues Blueberry's story in his own words and not only tells of his life before he became famous, but gives an insight into one of the world's top dressage yards, together with all its inhabitants. Follow Blueberry's amazing journey as he works hard to follow his dream of becoming the best dressage horse the world has ever known.
My Horse and Pony Activity and Sticker Book
Have fun with this beautiful horse and pony activity book, packed full of colourful stickers. Match the horses to their shadows, colour in the riding show, help the ponies through the maze and much more!Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist.Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
Valegro The Little Horse With the Big Dream- Book 1
The first in a series for children that tells the real-life story of Valegro, known to his friends as Blueberry. Valegro is quite simply a phenomenon. He is the best dressage horse the world has ever seen, and possibly the best horse. With his young rider he has won Olympic, World and European Gold medals, the World Cup twice, and he holds all 3 world records in dressage. He is the only horse ever to hold all these medals and records at the same time and not surprisingly is ranked number one in the world. Valegro will compete for Great Britain at this year's Olympics in Rio - in London 2012 he won team and individual gold medals for Great Britain. The combination of Valegro and his young rider and their trainer is outstanding and charted as one of the most successful in the world of sport and equestrianism ever. Behind this success is a truly outstanding trainer, mentor, horse-owner and friend - Carl Hester - who gave up the ride on the best horse in the world to his young pupil so Great Britain could have a chance at an unprecedented Olympic team Gold Medal, knowing he could ride his other team horse (Uthopia) to achieve a high score too. This, book one of 'The Blueberry Stories', tells of the trials, tribulations, adventures and characters Valegro meets along the way to success in a child-friendly fictional format. A series will follow and includes a learning and technical aspect to pass on some equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly way, edited to Key Stage 2 to make them suitable for use in schools. This rags-to-riches story of a small horse rising from humble beginnings to become the best the world has seen is a unique, heart-warming and compelling read. The books will appeal to all young readers as well as equestrian fans.