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An exciting new junior fiction series inspired by true stories from the Wilson Sisters' childhoods. Let the adventure begin . . . taming a wild pony!

In the first Showtym Adventure, Vicki must train her own wild pony in order to continue her dream of riding.

When nine-year-old Vicki Wilson’s beloved lease pony is sold, she is heartbroken. Her family doesn't have much money, and she is desperate to have a pony of her own so she can keep riding.

Then Vicki has the chance she has been waiting for, to tame and train her own wild pony! How will she earn the trust of her beautiful new chestnut? And will Dandy ever be quiet enough for her to ride at Pony Club or compete at Ribbon Days?

This story is inspired by the Wilson Sisters’ early years, where Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson first encounter horses in the wild and learn what it takes to make them champions.


The classic template of all great pony books - the girls with big hearts and absolutely no money who find an unloved pony and with hard work and natural talent...make them a champion against the odds.

Stacy Gregg, author of Pony Club Secrets, The Sapling

This is Vicki’s story about her first wild pony, Dandy. She was just 9 years old when the family brought home their first lot of wild horses—two stallions, a mare and a foal. One of those stallions was Dandy. Vicki had to have a lot of patience and courage to earn Dandy’s trust. The family couldn’t afford to buy food for the horses so three times a day they would pick barrow loads of grass from the side of the road. Great story for any child wanting a pony—it’s not just about riding, there’s a lot of hard work that goes into owning a horse.

Linda Hall, Northern Advocate

Great story for any child wanting a pony — it’s not just about riding, there’s a lot of hard work that goes into owning a horse.

Linda Hall, Northern Advocate

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Also by Kelly Wilson

Showtym Adventures 3: Casper, the Spirited Arabian
Showtym Adventures 2: Cameo, the Street Pony
Saving the Snowy Brumbies
Mustang Ride
Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion
Stallion Challenges
For the Love of Horses


Scarface Claw
Juliet, Nearly a Vet collection 1
LGB Margaret Wise Brown's The Whispering Rabbit
LGB Richard Scarry's Polite Elephant
Harry The Dirty Dog
LGB Animal Friends
Spot's First Easter
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Scarface Claw, Hold Tight!
Dear Zoo
Who Sank The Boat?
Fantastic Mr Fox
Charlotte's Web
The Enormous Crocodile
Too Many Elephants in this House
The Tale Of Peter Rabbit
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Starlight Stables: Brumby Rescue (BK5)
Give Peas A Chance
Wind In The Willows