Caroline Akrill: Courses for Horses

Today, we were supposed to be discussing plans for the future of the stables. If there was a future to plan for. Personally, I doubted it.

There is trouble at Havers Hall. The house and stables have been refurbished, but now the money has run out. Lady Jennifer and Elaine’s father, Harold, are turning the refurbished house into an upmarket B&B. Elaine and the Fanes have been told, in no uncertain terms, that they must make the stables pay or the horses must go. Clearly, what little business they have will not keep the stables going so something must be done.

The Fanes think starting a riding school with some of the local dealer’s ponies will do the trick. Elaine has other ideas, but first she needs to make a momentous decision about her future with her beloved event horse, and then break it to the Fanes.

How will the eccentric Fane sisters react to Elaine’s life-changing plan? Only one thing is certain – there is more trouble ahead…

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Reviews

Well worth the wait – tried to ration myself but couldn’t help but read another chapter and another and another. Despite the long gap between book 3 and 4, the transition is seamless. All of our old favourites are there and we are introduced to a few more horsey characters. I loved every bit of it and would highly recommend it. Caroline Akrill is a superb author and there is plenty of her wonderful humour shining through in the text. Simply wonderful. TeachinginItaly, Amazon

Well worth waiting 30 years for a sequel to the eventing trilogy! MPV, Amazon

I read it in one sitting, finished by tea-time, and felt quite misty eyed at the end. Mostly I have to say because I have now read it, and I can’t experience it fresh again … Many thanks Caroline for picking up your pen again after such a lengthy interlude. CM

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The Fanes think starting a riding school with some of the local dealer’s ponies will do the trick and solve their ever-present money problems. Elaine has other ideas, but first she needs to make a momentous decision about her future with her beloved event horse, and then break it to the Fanes.

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Publishing history
Jane Badger Books, paperback, 2022

The Eventers series
Eventer’s Dream
A Hoof in the Door
Ticket to Ride
Courses for Horses

 

Year published

1983

Author

Akrill, Caroline

Publisher

Jane Badger Books

Series

Eventing series