Author(s): Kate Lattey
“Saying goodbye to the horses they love has become a way of life for Marley and her sisters, who train and sell show jumpers to make their living. Marley has grand ambitions to jump in Pony of the Year, but every good pony she’s ever had has been sold out from under her to pay the bills.
Then a half-wild pinto pony comes into her life and Marley knows that he could be the superstar she has always dreamed of. As Marley and Cruise quickly rise to the top of their sport, it seems as though her dreams of winning the Pony of the Year might come true after all.
But her family is struggling to make ends meet, and as the countdown to Pony of the Year begins, Marley is forced to face the possibility of losing the pony she has come to love more than anything else in the world.
Can Marley save the farm she loves, without sacrificing the pony she can’t live without?”
Kate lives in Waikanae, New Zealand. She graduated from Massey University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in English & Media Studies in 2002.
In the years since, she has never been far from horses, and has worked in various jobs including as a livery yard groom in England, a trekking guide in Ireland, a riding school manager in New Zealand, and a summer camp counselor in the USA.
She is currently the Rally Co-ordinator and Newsletter Editor for Waikanae Pony Club and keeps herself busy training her horse JJ for show jumping and show hunter competitions.
She has been reading and writing pony stories ever since she can remember, and has ideas for many more.