Blackie 1966, illus Constance Marshall
The Manorfields Stud is invaded one day by stray horses and ponies. It turns out that they are from a visiting circus, and escaped after their train derailed. Michael, Peter and Judy return the horses, but are particularly struck with the beautiful Arab, Roi Soleil. His rider, Fleurette, was injured in the derailment and can’t ride him. The Manorfields au pair, Monique, resolutely refuses to have anything to do with the horse or his rider, and in the end the family find out why.