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We know some of our members have children who dream about having a pony whilst others live and breathe ponies because they have one, but they want more! This special category should help satisfy their demand by providing warm and engaging stories featuring four legged heroes or heroines of the equine variety.

pony classics

You’ll find favourite classics and contemporary greats to satisfy their demand. Classics include, Black Beauty, The Silver Brumby, National Velvet, My Friend Flicka and of course War Horse.

Whilst some contemporary greats featured include, The One Dollar Horse, Katy’s Foal, Tilly’s Pony Tails and Princess Evie.

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Horse and Pony Stories


Princess Ellie to the Rescue
Princess Ellie to the Rescue
Diana Kimpton
This 10th anniversary edition of the very first in the Pony-Mad Princess series is full of authentic pony facts and sparkly princessy detail and is sure to set the mind of any pony mad or aspiring pony mad child alight...
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The Princess and the Foal
The Princess and the Foal
Stacy Gregg
A heartbroken little princess finds love, happiness and an amazing destiny when she is given a foal for her sixth birthday in this touching story based on the true life story of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. When Princess...
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Star Horse
Star Horse
Jane Smiley
Prize-winning Jane Smiley adds a new story which, like all the others, captures the special magic that exists between horses and their owners. Abby loves horses and loves helping her father to train the ones in his stable. But everything...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Runaway
Runaway
Marie-Louise Jensen
Dark secrets and forbidden love are a treacherous combination, in this page-turning adventure. Charlotte must escape from her old life. Disguising herself as a stable boy, she seeks refuge at a grand country estate. There, she meets Belle, a horse...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2014
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Dear Fred
Dear Fred
K. M. Peyton
Set in the racing world of Newmarket in the 1880s, this title tells the story of Laura and her intense feelings for Fred Archer - the tall, slender young jockey who became one of the most famous men in Britain....
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Coco Caramel
Coco Caramel
Cathy Cassidy
February 2014 Book of the Month  Horse-mad Coco is the youngest of the sisters in the family. Different from all the others, she is a tomboy at heart and passionate about saving the endangered species of the world. Coco’s main...
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Race the Wind
Reader Reviewed Race the Wind
Lauren St.John
A thrilling new horse adventure story from award-winning Lauren St John. In this sequel to The One Dollar Horse, Casey Blue is now the proud and race-winning owner of Storm, the horse she saved from death. Her brilliant riding of...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2013
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Kentucky Thriller
Kentucky Thriller
Lauren St.John
The thrills of the Kentucky Derby are at the heart of this exciting new Laura Marlin Mystery. When Laura saves the life of a stolen race horse, the reward for her and her best friend Tariq is a once in...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2013
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Joe and the Lightning Pony A Boy and His Horses
Joe and the Lightning Pony A Boy and His Horses
Victoria Eveleigh
The second in this new trilogy from the author of the successful Katy's Ponies book. Perfect for pony mad boys and girls.
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Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe A Boy and His Horses
Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe A Boy and His Horses
Victoria Eveleigh
Here at Lovereading4kids we're very excited to see Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe, the first in a new series from Victoria Eveleigh whose Katy's Ponies trilogy continues to be a huge hit with pony fans.  We're excited, not just because...
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A Stallion Called Midnight
A Stallion Called Midnight
Victoria Eveleigh
A perfect story for pony-lovers in which Jenny secretly befriends a wild stallion on the island of Lundy. It is heart-rending but ultimately uplifting and it will bring you close to tears at times.  It takes its inspiration from a...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 21/06/2012
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Wildfire
Wildfire
Sable Hamilton
Welcome to Stardust Stables - the stunt horseriding school where only daredevil riders need apply!Alisa struggles to deal with her co-rider Sophie, who seems hell-bent on ruining everything for her.  This is the second in the series which has already...
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War Horse Film tie-in Edition
War Horse Film tie-in Edition
Michael Morpurgo
Best-selling War Horse, a magnificent First World War story of human and animal courage on the battle field in the face of deadly danger will shortly be a film following its sell-out adaptation as a play. This film tie-in edition...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/11/2011
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There Must be Horses
There Must be Horses
Diana Kimpton
Sasha knows what it's like to be unloved for she has been pushed from foster home to foster home too many times to remember.  Her one true love is horses but it's too much to hope for that the latest...
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Puzzle, the Runaway Pony
Puzzle, the Runaway Pony
Belinda Rapley
We return to Blackberry Farm for another fun filled adventure with Rosie, Alice, Mia and Charlie. Will the girls find the runaway pony in time?
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2012
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Phantom, One Last Chance
Phantom, One Last Chance
Belinda Rapley
The fourth adventure with the Pony Detectives' and there's more mayhem with the girls. The Pony Detectives; suspect that someone might be meddling with the horse, will they find out who?  Includes illustrated pony tips.
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Night of the Red Horse (Jinny at Finmory)
Night of the Red Horse (Jinny at Finmory)
Patricia Leitch
The Jinny books were first published in the 1970s and were enormously popular. They have been out of print for many years – to the consternation of Leitch’s many fans! Thankfully at long last a small publisher has seen sense...
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Neptune the Magic Sea Pony (Princess Evie's Ponies)
Neptune the Magic Sea Pony (Princess Evie's Ponies)
Sophie Tilley
Join Princess Evie and her lovable companion, Sparkles the kitten, as they have a whole host of wonderful adventures on Princess Evie's magic ponies. This is Book 1 in the magical Princess Evie series. In this adventure, Princess Evie...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009
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My Friend Flicka
My Friend Flicka
Mary O'Hara
This is a classic tale of the American plains and one boy's belief in a horse. He watches, entranced by Flicka - the speed of her, the power, the wildness. But can Ken tame Flicka, the proud and spirited foal,...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 05/11/2007
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Katy's Champion Pony (Katy's Ponies)
Katy's Champion Pony (Katy's Ponies)
Victoria Eveleigh
Pony mad Katy is growing in confidence and ambition. Despite changes at Barton Farm and losing both her best-friend and her knowledgeable aunt, Katy is determined to train her pony Trifle to be a champion. It’s a much harder task...
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Joe and the Race to Rescue A Boy and His Horses
Joe and the Race to Rescue A Boy and His Horses
Victoria Eveleigh
Horses of all kinds and their amazing and very different characteristics have always excited Joe. He has already had much excitement with pony club champion Lightening and Fortune in stories set in the Hidden Horseshoe Sanctuary. Now, at a visit...
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Indigo the Magic Rainbow Pony (Princess Evie's Ponies)
Indigo the Magic Rainbow Pony (Princess Evie's Ponies)
Sarah KilBride
Join Princess Evie as she is whisked away on a magical adventure on the back of Indigo the Magic Rainbow Pony. This is Book 6 in the magical Princess Evie series. In this sixth book in the series, Princess...
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Fire Storm
Reader Reviewed Fire Storm
Lauren St.John
March 2014 Book of the Month  Award winning Lauren St John brings her The One Dollar Horse Trilogy to a brilliant conclusion with a gripping thriller capturing the excitement, courage, romance and danger that surround Casey Blue. Casey is now...
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A Star is Born
A Star is Born
Sable Hamilton
A fantastic new series set in the US, featuring horses galore, gorgeous boys and cool Hollywood action. Welcome to Stardust Stables - only daredevil riders need apply! Stardust is a stables with a difference...Set in the Colorado mountains, it's home...
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A Horse for Angel
A Horse for Angel
Sarah Lean
February 2013 Book of the Month      When lonely Nell is sent to stay with her relatives on a farm she takes with her an extra suitcase packed with a secret. Even before she has unpacked it, the suitcase is stolen...
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Secret Horse
Secret Horse
Jane Smiley
When eighth-grader Abby Lovitt looks out at those pure-gold rolling hills, she knows there's no place she'd rather be than her family's ranch - even with all the hard work of tending to nine horses. But some chores are no...
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Katy's Wild Foal (Katy's Ponies)
Katy's Wild Foal (Katy's Ponies)
Victoria Eveleigh
How Katy discovers a newborn Exmoor foal on her birthday and persuades her family that she can look after it launches a tender and convincing story of one girl’s passion for ponies. Victoria Eveleigh gives enough details of pony care...
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The Silver Brumby
The Silver Brumby
Elyne Mitchell
November 2009 Guest Editor Geraldine McCaughrean on a favourite book, The Silver Brumby: "Any book with a horse on the cover was irresistible to me as a child. So I read countless pony books set in a toffy-nosed world I...
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The Little White Horse
The Little White Horse
Elizabeth Goudge
'The Little White Horse was my favourite childhood book. I absolutely adored it' - J K Rowling. The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge is a timeless classic, a novel that has been a favourite of many a child since...
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Format: Hardback - Released: 21/10/2011
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The Horses of Follyfoot
The Horses of Follyfoot
Monica Dickens
A classic story which has been loved and prized by horse lovers everywhere as Monica Dickens brilliantly captures the intensity of looking after horses and keeping them safe. Dora loves everything about horses and she is brilliant with them. That’s...
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A Horse Called Hero
A Horse Called Hero
Sam Angus
It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they...
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National Velvet
National Velvet
Enid Bagnold
This is the most famous horse racing story ever put into print.  A real exhilarating ride that features Velvet, a girl whose belief in a horse’s ability to win the greatest race – the Grand National – in spite of...
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Katy's Pony Surprise (Katy's Ponies)
Katy's Pony Surprise (Katy's Ponies)
Victoria Eveleigh
All the magic of owning a pony is brilliantly captured in this last delightful story about Katy and her Exmoor pony Trifle. Together, Katy and her pony overcome challenges and achieve great success before Trifle comes up with a very...
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Black Beauty
Black Beauty
Anna Sewell
A classic for all horse lovers. From his simple beginnings as a foal in a meadow through the ups and downs of his life including being a riding horse on a country estate and a cab horse on the busy...
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The Pony Detectives : Scout and the Mystery of the Marsh Ponies
The Pony Detectives : Scout and the Mystery of the Marsh Ponies
Belinda Rapley
The Pony Detectives are on their second horsey whodunit adventure to solve the mystery of the marsh ponies. Written by Belinda Rapley, a British Horse Society Instructor, the adventures revolve around four horse-mad friends who stable their ponies at the same...
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The Pony Detectives : Moonlight Star of the Show
The Pony Detectives : Moonlight Star of the Show
Belinda Rapley
The first in the series of the fantastic pony detective adventures. When Moonlight the pony goes missing right before the Fratton Cup competition the girls leap in to action to find out what has happened, following clues and getting themselves...
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Flambards
Flambards
K. M. Peyton
Christina is sent to stay with her terrifying uncle and her cousins at Flambards, a rambling house in the country where riding and hunting are the most prized activities. Everything about the countryside - and her relatives - is new...
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Tilly's Pony Tails No. 4: Samson the Stallion
Tilly's Pony Tails No. 4: Samson the Stallion
Pippa Funnell
This is a very special new 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. ...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009
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Tilly's Pony Tails No. 2: Red Admiral
Tilly's Pony Tails No. 2: Red Admiral
Pippa Funnell
This is a very special new 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...
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