My First Pony Show

My First Pony Show

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Following on from Kingfisher's "My First Pony" and "My First Pony Care", this delightful title is an essential book for young riding enthusiasts who wish to take their knowledge of the fascinating world of ponies a stage further. "My First Pony Show" is perfect not only for pony owners, but also any child who is learning to ride at a riding school and dreams of experiencing the excitement and drama of competing at a show. Stunningly illustrated with specially commissioned photography, this highly accessible book by an expert author explains with great clarity what to wear at a show and how to prepare your pony so that it is in peak condition and fitness. It covers every major competition, from lead-rein events for beginner riders, through colourful show jumping, fun-filled gymkhana games, fast-paced cross country and the precision of dressage. Throughout the book, concise step-by-step instructions, top tips and safety hints give highly practical advice that will help every reader make the most of the pony that they ride.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 215 x 275mm
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • full-colour photographs
  • 0753413485
  • 9780753413487

Table of contents

1 HALF TITLE; 2-3 TITLE / IMPRINT; 4-5 CONTENTS; 6-7 INTRODUCTION; 8-9 HANDLING YOUR PONY; 10-11 LEAD-REIN PRACTICE; 12-13 PRE-SHOW PRACTICE AND FITNESS WORK; 14-15 JUMPING ON GRASS; 16-17 FEEDING AT HOME AND AT SHOW; 18-19 BATHING; 20-21 PLAITING; 22-23 READY TO TRAVEL; 24-25 LOADING AND UNLOADING; 26-27 FINISHING TOUCHES; 28-29 FUN AND GAMES 1; 30-31 FUN AND GAMES 2; 32-33 FANCY DRESS; 34-35 WALKING THE COURSE; 36-37 SHOW JUMPING; 38-39 DRESSAGE; 40-41 LEAD-REIN SHOWING; 42-43 RIDDEN SHOW; 44-45 WESTERN SHOWING; 46 GOING HOME; 47 GLOSSARY; 48 INDEX AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.show more

About Judith Draper

Judith Draper has always been a horse and pony enthusiast and has used her extensive knowledge to write several books, including Kingfisher's My First Pony. Judith also reports for various magazines and newspapers, including The Daily Telegraph, Horse and Hound and The Mail on Sunday. In 1999, Judith won the British Horse Society's Equestrian Writer of the Year award. Elwyn Hartley Edwards is one of the most distinguished equestrian writers of the past 25 years with some 30 books to his credit and many articles on horse-related subjects. A practical horseman of long experience, he is an expert on equine conformation and an accepted international authority on horse and pony breeds, equipment and saddlery. Formerly a British Horse Society regional chairman and a member of the Society's Council, Elwin was presented with the BHS Award of Merit in 1993.show more