Hambleton, Anne

About the author

Anne Hambleton’s first pony was a 10hh Shetland who could (and did) jump three foot coops, and travelled to shows in the back of a VW minibus. She carried on riding throughout her childhood, only having a brief break to develop her career. She’s done numerous horsey jobs, has worked with US Government agencies and is now advising companies on how to reduce their environmental impact. Some years ago she decided to pursue steeplechasing, and rode as an amateur for 15 years. That’s now behind her, but she invests her energies in her stable of retired racehorses. And writes.

Finding the book
Easy to find.

Links and sources
Anne Hambleton on Eventing Nation

Bibliography (horse books only)

Raja the Racehorse

Old Bow Publishing, USA, 2011, 261 pp, illus Margaret Kauffman

My review of Raja

Kirkus review

Raja is a prince among horses: a Thoroughbred born in a Sheikh’s stud, of impeccable lineage, and destined it seems for greatness. He loves to race, and is incredibly good at it. However, Raja is terrified of lightning, and when a storm coincides with the start of a race, he has a terrible
accident in the starting stalls. His owner does not give up on him, but just as Raja is about to resume training, political turmoil in his home state leads the Sheikh to up sticks and close his stables. Raja’s next owner is a sympathetic one, but a further accident sees Raja start a downward spiral.