Tilly's Pony Tails 10: Nimrod The Circus Pony by Pippa Funnell

Tilly's Pony Tails 10: Nimrod The Circus Pony

Written by Pippa Funnell
Part of the Tilly's Pony Tails Series

7+ readers   9+ readers   Pony Mad   
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This is a fantastic series for pony-mad 7+ year olds from one of the best known riders competing today. Each book is not just a great story, but also full of expert advice that readers will pick up along the way. So if you have a child who dreams about having a pony, then Tilly’s Pony Tails will provide an acceptable substitute. For others who live and breathe ponies because they have one, this series just might get them hooked on reading too.

Here is some recent praise from pony-mad youngsters:

'When I read Black Beauty I thought that was good, but this is even better' - Emily Cooper

I recommend Magic Spirit to people who are pony mad. I loved it and I think other people will too' - Megan MacDuff

'I love horses so I like reading about them as well. This book is the best book in the whole world' - Pandora Ross

A message from Pippa Funnell, champion rider, Olympic Medallist and Grand Slam winner: When I wrote my autobiography I never imagined that I would find myself writing children’s books just 3 years later. Much of my thinking about Tilly has been done out loud in front of family, friends and godchildren – thank you all for listening. But, more than anything I have to acknowledge my four-legged friends – my horses. It is thanks to them, that I was able to create a girl, Tilly, who like me follows her passions.

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Tilly's Pony Tails 10: Nimrod The Circus Pony by Pippa Funnell

Pippa Funnell talking about the inspiration behind her books:

Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! Nimrod is a mischievous circus pony and when he arrives at Silver Shoe Farm Tilly can't wait to see what tricks he can perform but Tilly soon realises it's more than tricks that Nimrod is capable of! Pippa had the idea for an ongoing story about Tilly’s family from the beginning. Though Tilly owes her appearance in part to a friend of Pippa’s, the riding champion admits she has more than a passing resemblance to her lead character. Though readers will learn a lot about horse care from the stories, at the back of each book are “Pippa’s Top Tips”, which offer advice on everything from avoiding kicks to cleaning tack.

Click here to see all the titles in the series.

To download a great Tilly's Pony Tails 2011 Wall Planner, look under Readers Guide in the right hand column of this page.


'A brilliant new series of books that includes helpful horsey hints.'

'S BOOKS QUARTERLY 'I really enjoyed this book - my favourite bit is where Tilly first meets the abandoned horse Magic Spirit.'

'Perfect for the pony-mad market, Pippa brings her experience and ability to work with horses to these brilliant books.'

'Pippa gives lots of inside information for children who are interested in riding and weaves together a strong narrative set in the world of equestrian pursuits.'

'A lovely story from someone who knows her horses and ponies the tips for budding equestriennes are excellent'

's Pony Tails Annual by horse champion Pippa Funnell! It's packed with horsey care tips, puzzles, a horsey calendar and stories from the Tilly's Pony Tails books. ANIMALS AND YOU These delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses. THIS IS BRISTOL.CO.UK'

About the Author

Pippa Funnell

Pippa Funnell is the first woman to become eventing's world number one. She was born Pippa Nolan in 1968 and, with her first horse, Sir Barnaby, went from pony-club level to Badminton, en route winning the European Young Rider title in 1987. Her numerous victories include back-to-back European Championships in 1991 and 2001, and back-to-back Olympic silver medals in 2000 and 2004. She is the first winner of the Rolex Grand Slam, in 2003, and has won Badminton three times, in 2002, 2003 and 2005. In 2003 she was awarded the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year. In 2005 she was awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List. In 2010 she was back representing Britain at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky on a young horse with a fabulous future. Pippa and Redesigned did not disappoint finishing a superb 5th. A partnership surely with a very exciting next few years ahead. Pippa is married to the international show jumper William Funnell and lives in Surrey.

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 9


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Publication date

4th November 2010




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