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There are 28 titles out now, including:

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Pony Club Cup, Pony Club Challenge, Pony Club Trek (all on pre-order)

Show Jumping Secret, I Had Two Ponies, Prince Among Ponies (available on pre-order in the autumn)

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Josephine Pullein-Thompson
Pony Club Cup

No one likes the Woodbury Pony Club, not even its members. They’re so awful, they don’t think they’re up to entering the competition for second division pony clubs like them. And then they get a new District Commissioner – but what can an ex-jockey teach them and their terrible ponies? Quite a lot, it turns out, if you’re prepared to be open minded. Wild, whirling Jupiter and his hapless owner Hanif, and ewe-necked Saffron, grudgingly hired for Alice for the holidays by her aunt, can be improved. There is hope. They might even be able to enter for the cup …

Authors A–Z is where you’ll find information on pony book authors: the encyclopaedia part of the site

Not all authors have yet been moved over to this site, particularly American authors. You can still find my old site here.

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Author Jane Badger

Heroines on Horseback

The pony book galloped onto the children’s book scene with a flick of its rosetted bridle, and has remained a fixture ever since. Brave girls and nervous ones, scruffy ponies and ornaments of the show ring cantered through pony tale after pony tale, all fallen upon by an audience desperate to read anything that reflected their own passion for the pony.

Books, Mud and Compost. And Horses. Read my blog here.

Fancy dress part 1

Fancy dress part 1

The Ponies of Britain Magazine, of which I have acquired several copies over the years, was crammed with pictures of…

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BAME books in the horse world

BAME books in the horse world

The horse world, at least as portrayed in most horse and pony stories in the UK, is pretty uniform. It’s…

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Jill and the Pony Club ~ 5

Jill and the Pony Club ~ 5

I typed Chapter 2 with a flourish at the top of a piece of paper, and then back spaced and…

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You are what you wear …

You are what you wear …

When I started riding, back in the 1960s, there was a jodhpur hierarchy. And I was at the bottom. When…

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About Jane Badger

I’m a freelance writer, editor and proof reader. I’ve written Heroines on Horseback (2019), a gallop through the pony book in children’s fiction, and have written the world’s largest website on equine literature.

I’ve now started a publishing company to bring back the classics of pony fiction.

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