“A standout. . . . Everything comes together here—setting, dialogue, horse details and, most impressively, voice.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Tough-as-nails fourteen-year-old Sid may not have expensive boots like the privileged teen riders in Virginia, but she knows her way around horses. Working with her uncle since childhood, she's learned to evaluate horses, break and train them, care for them . . . and ride like a professional. Amid turmoil at home, she dreams of becoming a catch rider—a show rider who can ride anything with hooves. In this salty, suspenseful teen novel, an opportunity to ride a top-notch horse in an equitation show takes the small-town girl all the way to Madison Square Garden.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Jennifer H. Lyne was raised in Virginia, where she spent a lot of time around horses, and eventually managed a small barn. She has worked extensively in the film industry as a location scout and has also written and produced independent movies with her husband. She lives in New York City. Visit her website at www.jenniferlyne.squarespace.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought the story was fantastic. I got it as a gift and I figured it was going to be the typical horse girl drama filled story, but I discovered that I was wrong. It has a great plot, and it proves that you don't need thousands of dollars and connections to make it big, you only need dedication and a hard work. I loved this book, and I would recommend it for anyone who is into horses
Written about jumping horses.
I love reading books about horses. Catch rider was beautifully written not only with heart but with an urgency to follow sidney's story. An entertaining book that i read in two nights. I did not want to put it down.
As a 1 year old who rides horses everyday, I found this story very realistic and good. I would suggest it to everyone!