Show Strides Debuts! Check Out the Brand-New Series of Horse Novels
We at Saddle Club Revisited are excited to tell you about Show Strides, a series of novels about riding, horse shows, and what it takes to succeed in the sport we all love.
A series of novels for young readers and horse lovers of all ages, Show Strides is by The Plaid Horse publisher, Piper Klemm, and Rennie Dyball, an author, equestrian, and contributing writer for The Plaid Horse.
Start Reading Today!
Book #1 is available now. You can read the first chapter in the May issue of The Plaid Horse. Book #2, Confidence Comeback, is now available on Kindle. Stay tuned for print and Audible editions. Coming soon: Book #3, Moving Up and Moving On.
School Horses and Show Ponies
In book #1, School Horses and Show Ponies, you’ll meet Tally, a working student who loves riding in the lesson program at Quince Oaks. But Tally’s barn family is about to get a lot bigger when a new A-circuit trainer arrives at the farm with clients like Mac, a girl Tally’s age who is moving up a division on her own pony hunter. While the riders face different challenges, they come to learn how much they have in common as they chase their riding dreams together.
Want to get to know the creators of this amazing series? Click on the links below to hear interviews with writer Rennie Dyball and illustrator Madeleine Murray.
Rennie Dyball came on The Plaidcast Junior to talk all about how she created these characters and the values she wants the series to convey. Click below to get to know her.
Madeleine Murray didn’t know anything about horses before she illustrated Show Strides, but her art is part of what makes the series so special. Listen to her talk about the learning process and her background as an artist.
Rennie joins The Plaid Horse publisher and series creator Piper Klemm and TPH editor Sissy Wickes to go in-depth on creating a series for middle grade readers and why it’s so important.
Listen to Rennie Dyball chat with the Amateur Hour podcasts about what lead her to working on this series.
Tally Hart just went to her first A-rated show with her new trainer at her barn, Quince Oaks–and it was a competition that she’ll never forget. But back at home, the working student and newly-minted catch rider faces and uncertain future. Will she get to keep riding sales ponies? Go back to lessons on the barn’s school horses? Meanwhile, her good friend Mac Bennett is finding her own footing in the medium pony hunter division and working toward the biggest show goal either rider could imagine.