Author(s): Soraya Nicholas
Poppy is thrilled to be back doing the one thing she loves - riding horses at Starlight stables - especially when her aunt and uncle make all her dreams come true with a gift of her very own horse. But there's a catch ...Poppy must look after the new scholarship girls. Will the bold and troublesome Milly and shy, sensible Katie be the pony-mad friends she's always hoped for? When horses go missing from the local farms, Poppy worries about Crystal, her new horse. Will the girls be able to protect their ponies from the horse thief and find the missing horses at the same time? The first book in an exciting and enjoyable Australian series about the friendship and adventures of three horse-crazy girls.
As a horse-crazy girl, Soraya dreamt of owning her own pony and riding every day. For years, pony books like The Saddle Club had to suffice, until the day she finally convinced her parents to buy her a horse. There were plenty of adventures on horseback throughout her childhood, and lots of stories scribbled in notebooks, which eventually became inspiration for Soraya's very own pony series. Soraya now lives with her husband and children on a small farm in her native New Zealand, surrounded by four-legged friends and still vividly recalling what it felt like to be 10 years old and head over heels in love with horses. She is also a successful romance and women's fiction author. www.sorayanicholas.com