The One Dollar Horse
Author: Lauren St.John
A real life thriller set in the competitive and elite equestrian world from the 2011 BLUE PETER BOOK OF THE YEAR award-winning author. Fifteen year old Casey Blue lives in a grim tower block in East London. She volunteers at a local riding school, but her real dream is to win the world's greatest Three Day Event: the Badminton Horse Trials. When she rescues a starving, half-wild horse, she's convinced that dreams can come true. But she has reckoned without the consequences of her father's criminal record, or the distraction of a boy with melty, dark eyes, with whom she refuses to fall in love. Casey learns the hard way that no matter how high you jump, or how fast you gallop, you can never outrun the past.
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd)