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Dare to Dream

Saying goodbye to the horses they love has become a way of life for Marley and her sisters, who train and sell show jumpers to make their living. Marley has grand ambitions to jump in Pony of the Year, but every good pony she’s ever had has been sold out from under her to pay the bills.

When a half-wild pinto pony comes into her life, and Marley finds that this most unlikely of champions could be the superstar she has always dreamed of. As Marley and Cruise rise quickly to the top of their sport, it seems as though her dreams of winning the Pony of the Year might come true after all. But her family is struggling to make ends meet, and as the countdown to Pony of the Year begins, Marley is forced to face the possibility of losing the pony she has come to love more than anything else in the world.

Can Marley save the farm she loves, without sacrificing the pony she can’t live without?

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“This is a book that grabs you and doesn’t let go. I finished it in tears. It’s moving, wrenching, funny. Goodness, it’s good.”
– Jane Badger, “Heroines on Horseback: The Pony Book in Children’s Fiction”

“There are always two parts to a good horse story-the people and the horses. Sometimes authors get the horses right and Kate Lattey definitely knows horses. All the details are spot on. But for me, it was the people that made this book shine. The relationship and dynamic between the three sisters is filled with warmth, humor, and truth. I recommend this book for all horse-lovers.”
– Kim Ablon Whitney, author of “The Perfect Distance”

See the eBook edition here where you can preview the story.

Meet Kiwi author Kate Lattey Kate Lattey

Kate Lattey lives on a six-acre farm in Foxton, New Zealand with a horse, a pony, a dog, a cat, a rooster, two hens, and 20-odd sheep.

Kate has been reading and writing pony stories ever since she can remember, and loves being able to share them with readers who love horses just as much as she does.

Find out more about Kate and how to contact her via her author page.

1 review for Dare to Dream

  1. Kate B Gordon (verified owner)

    A cracking good story. Another one I would have loved to have read as a pony-mad teen growing up in New Zealand. Expect to cry with happiness and sadness as Kate Lattey takes you on an emotional and true to life journey with the three sisters Marley, Van and Kris. Five stars all the way.

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