The Long Ride Home

Carey and her pony Sandpiper set off to ride from Scotland to Yorkshire, where her grandmother lives.

Publishing history
Cavalier, pb 1996

This is Diana’s last pony book, and is about Carey and her pony Sandpiper. Since she had meningitis, she has not been well, and when her mother goes on a journey, leaving Carey to be looked after by Hannah, Hannah exploits Carey’s weaknesses. To get away, she and Sandpiper set off to ride from the Scottish island where they live to Yorkshire, where Carey’s grandmother lives.






Diana Pullein-Thompson