Elliott, Ginny

About the author

Ginny Elliot, MBE, born February 2, 1955 (Virginia Holgate) is best known for her stellar eventing career, which saw her win two European championships, and four Olympic medals (two silver and two bronze). She has written (or co-written) several books about her equine career and her horses, as well as these pony books. Ginny Elliot is now coach for the Irish Eventing Team.

Her three books about Becky are, as far as I know, the only pony books she has written.  

Finding the books
All her titles are easy to find.


Race Against Time
High Hurdles

Bibliography (pony books only)


Collins, 1995

Becky is determined to be a top trainer.  The new chestnut steeplechaser, Red Rag, Becky thinks can be a champion, and his career gets off to a flying start. Beside like the horse, Becky is quite keen on his jockey, Jamie Howland, too. Someone is out to nobble Red Rag:  Becky works out how they’re doing it
but who and why isn’t so clear.

Race against time

Collins, 1996

A blackmail plot is affecting all the surrounding yards, with a lethal equine virus being circulated. Even Red Rag is threatened, as well as the new rising star of the yard. Becky needs to stop it, soon.

High Hurdle

Collins, 1997

Set in America; Becky is off to the States to go to Ned’s glamorous wedding, and while she’s there, decides to train a horse for the Hunt Club. The racing world in America is just as prone to deceit and sabotage as the English one she’s just left, and Becky’s detective skills are put to work again.

Many thanks to Dawn Harrison for the picture.