The second of four new horse stories packed with expert advice on competition riding from top eventer and Olympic medallist Pippa Funnell.
Tilly Redbrow doesn't just love horses - she lives, breathes and dreams them too!
Tilly is elated that she and her beloved horse, Magic Spirit, have been selected to train for the British Equestrian Junior Squad. It's like a dream come true. She is looking forward to spending a week at top event rider, Livvy James' yard and being taught by a professional. Together with her team mates Anna, Ben and Kya, they start their days early and finish late working in the yard, getting to grips with stable management and riding with Livvy. It's not easy, there's a lot to learn and the strain begins to show with jealousy and rivalries that threaten to break the team as they all try to earn a place in the limelight.
Packed with expert advice from champion rider and Grand Slam winner, Pippa Funnell, on everything you ever wanted to know about horses, and perfect for all fans of NATIONAL VELVET and Lauren St John's One Dollar Horse trilogy.
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