Why did I love this book?
Pony-mad Gillian dreams of riding in the Horse of the Year Show at Wembley.
Problem is, she doesn’t have a pony. And that would be that but for the fact that she finds one in a field near her new home. And this pony – Perdita – is perfect.
How I dreamed of finding my own perfect pony, just like Gill, as I raced through this book as a child. I was as excited as she was when Perdita’s owner offers her the chance to ride the grey mare. I was with her every step of the way as they work their socks off to qualify for Wembley. And I bawled my eyes out when the story didn’t end the way I’d hoped.
Because this tale of love and loss, of winning and losing, is a timeless classic that should be top of the To Be Read pile for all horse lovers.