By Wilson, Kelly
The second book in an exciting new junior fiction series inspired by true stories from the Wilson Sisters' childhoods. The adventure continues - training a street pony into a show pony!When nine-year-old Kelly Wilson outgrows her pony, her mum surprises her with a steel grey mare... which she had spotted trotting through town, tied to the back of a rusty old truck. Cameo is the most beautiful pony Kelly has ever seen, but there's a catch - Cameo has never been ridden! While Vicki and her pony Dandy compete in their first showjumping classes and Amanda is jumping higher than ever before, Kelly must start from scratch, teaching Cameo the basics of being ridden. Will Cameo ever be ready for competitions? And will this common street pony hold her own against the purebred ponies at the Royal Show?This is an exciting story of setbacks and success based on the Wilson sisters' early years, in which Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson first experience the thrill of competition and set out to become champions.Read more
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Born in Whangamata, Kelly Wilson relocated to Northland with her family at the age of five. Having grown up around horses, she competed in show jumping to Pony Grand Prix level, before focusing on her creative talents. She won a scholarship to Auckland University of Technology and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Graphic Design, going on to become an award-winning photographer and designer. She is the bestselling author of four biographical non-fiction books, For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride and Saving the Snowy Brumbies, a children's picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and a junior chapter book series Showtym Adventures. With her sisters Vicki and Amanda, Kelly has starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses, and travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses.
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