Tilly saves neglected horse Magic Spirit from a roadside and discovers a special gift for horses in the first book in Olympic medallist Pippa Funnell's pony series.
Meet Tilly Redbrow, who doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too! When Tilly helps rescue neglected horse Magic Spirit, she realises she has a very special gift and starts living her dream. Learning about riding, training and caring for horses, Tilly discovers that at Silver Shoe Farm, anything is possible.
From Pony Club to riding for the British team, and for every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa Funnell's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.
Pippa Funnell is the first woman to become eventing's world number one. She was born Pippa Nolan in 1968 and, with her first horse, Sir Barnaby, went from pony-club level to Badminton, en route winning the European Young Rider title in 1987. Her numerous victories include back-to-back European Championships in 1991 and 2001, and back-to-back Olympic silver medals in 2000 and 2004. She is the first winner of the Rolex Grand Slam, in 2003, and has won Badminton three times, in 2002, 2003 and 2005. In 2003 she was awarded the Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year. In 2005 she was awarded an MBE in the Birthday Honours List. Pippa is married to the international show jumper William Funnell and lives in Surrey.
Pippa's website is http://www.pippafunnell.com/ and you can follow her on Twitter @pippafunnellTPT