New Rider, Bryant, Bonnie

New Rider

Authors: Bryant, Bonnie
Series: Saddle Club(R)
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
BISAC/Subject: JUV002130
Grade: 4 - 12
ISBN: 9780307826015, Related ISBNs: 0307826015, 0553487000, 9780307826015, 9780553487008
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 176
Audience: Children/juvenile
Synopsis: A new rider is stealing Carole's spotlight.

Zachary Simpson has only just started riding at Pine Hollow, but everyone is totally impressed by his natural talent. Everyone except Carole Hanson, that is. She's glad that he seems to love riding, but she's a little uncomfortable at how much attention he's getting from everyone else in Pony Club. Is Carole just jealous? And is Zach a mere flash in the pan, or is he the real thing? The upcoming Pony Club competition should give Zach a chance to show everyone what he's capable of and answer those questions.

But Zach falls apart, and the show is a disaster. Then he announces that he's going to quit riding. Suddenly it's up to Carole to remind Zach of all the things that make riding and horses so special. Can she convince him to get back in the saddle?

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