Classic pony books

Available again

There are 27 titles out now, including:

Josephine Pullein-Thompson

All Change (on pre-order now), Pony Club Camp (out 30 May)

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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Book Spotlight

Josephine Pullein-Thompson
Pony Club Team

The last glorious swansong of the West Barsetshire Pony Club sees the Major run a camp for the Pony Club members. Noel and Henry have now left school and have returned as instructors to deal with the loose and the runaway, and that’s just the ponies. The Pony Club members are even worse. Pony Club Camp is filled with extraordinarily vivid characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book. And it ends on a note that has tantalised readers ever since the book was published.

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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.

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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Railway Horses 1 – Railway Women and Horses

Railway Horses 1 – Railway Women and Horses

This piece originally appeared on my blog, Books, Mud and Compost. I've reprinted it here to remember those women who…

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How (not) to run a Win a Pony competition

How (not) to run a Win a Pony competition

Janet Rising, former editor of PONY, knows all about those Win a Pony competitions. From the other side. ~#~ Remember…

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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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