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A bestselling 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

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 2, 2017


    160 pages

    RRP $14.99

    Online retailers

    • Mighty Ape
    • Paper Plus
    • The Warehouse
    • Whitcoulls
    • Fishpond
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.co.nz

  • EBook


    October 2, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

    160 pages

    Online retailers

    • Amazon Kindle NZ
    • iBooks NZ
    • Google Play EBook NZ
    • Kobo Ebook
    • Booktopia NZ
A Day in the Life: Kelly Wilson

When you’re an author/ photographer/ horse tamer/ adventurer is there any such thing as ‘a usual day’? Find out in our interview with Kelly Wilson, author of the Showtym Adventures series.

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