You heard it here first!
Hello! I know they say time flies when you're having fun, but it's crazy how quickly the last few weeks have whizzed by. Christmas feels like ages ago and I really can't believe we are a third of the way through January already. Our trip to the London International Horse Show at Olympia was probably the highlight of my Christmas. It was everything I hoped it would be and more, and the best bit was definitely seeing the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police in action. I am still in awe that they can whip off their jackets AND their saddles while jumping over brush fences. Just amazing! I hope you had a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
In between stuffing my face with turkey and mince pies I have been managing to ride Dobbie every Friday. I love getting to know a new horse and all their idiosyncrasies and it's safe to say I have fallen for Dobbie, hook, line and sinker! He has definitely stolen a little piece of my heart!
I have also been hard at work writing. I was determined to finish the sequel to The Thirteenth Horse in the New Year, and I am happy to report that I have succeeded!! And that's the main reason I'm writing today. After much pen-chewing, hair-twiddling and head-scratching I have finally chosen a title for the book. And I wanted to tell you first! So, without further ado, I can exclusively reveal Kristy and Cassius's next adventure is called....
In Trophy Horse we find out what happened after Kristy, Sofia, Norah and William won their quadrille competition. I'd like to say it was a fairytale ending for Kristy, but her world is turned upside down when Cassius's owner decides she wants him back. Here's a taster to whet your appetite...
Kristy and Cassius are riding high after their quadrille success at the New Year’s Eve show.
So when they and the rest of the Mill Farm Stables gang are asked to perform at the school’s centenary celebration, they jump at the chance.
But Cassius’s newfound celebrity status has come at a price. And when his old owner, spoilt Bella Hayward, decides she wants her trophy horse back, Kristy’s longed-for fairytale ending is shattered.
With Cassius gone and her place on the team lost, broken-hearted Kristy can only watch from the sidelines as her friends prepare for the quadrille.
When disaster strikes, only Kristy can save the day. Can she find the courage to step back into the limelight?
And will she ever find her Happy Ever After?
Anyway, with a fair wind and a bit of luck you won't have to wait too long to find out whether Kristy and Cassius get their Happy Ever After.
I'll keep you posted on the publication date, so stay tuned! In the meantime, happy reading! Amanda