First of four brand new stories about horse whisperer Tilly Redbrow and her beautiful grey, Magic Spirit, packed with expert advice by top event rider and GRAND SLAM winner, Pippa Funnell.
Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too!
Tilly is fourteen now and has had her beautiful grey, Magic Spirit, for over three years and they're inseparable. She's thrilled they've been chosen for the Pony Club Eventing Championship team. Together with Ben, Kya and Anna - they face the challenges of dressage, cross country and show jumping against tough competition. And they learn that good teamwork is not always as easy as it looks.
Packed with expert advice from champion rider and Grand Slam winner, Pippa Funnell, 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