Shyla, the Snowy Brumby – Wilson Sisters Adventures 1

Can Nina help the Wilson sisters tame a wild Brumby into a child’s dream pony?

All ten-year-old Nina has ever dreamed of is working with ponies.

When the renowned New Zealand horsewoman Kelly Wilson invites her to help tame a wild pony for the Australian Brumby Challenge, Nina has to pinch herself to believe it.

She and Shyla swiftly form a close bond, but all the time Nina knows that the little Brumby is destined for auction, and the dream pony she has worked so hard to train will go to another child.

Nina’s wild pony adventure will take her to Australia’s Snowy Mountains and back — but will she get the chance to have a wild Brumby of her own?

Written by Kelly Wilson and Nina Sutherland

$21.50 incl. GST

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A brand new equestrian series for fans of the bestselling Showtym Adventures! From the author of the bestselling Showtym Adventures, this novel is inspired by the Wilson sisters’ exciting true experiences with wild horses.


Read NZ ~ “It is evident from the text how motivated and driven Kelly Wilson is. The storyline includes goal setting and there is an additional detailed section at the end encouraging and guiding readers through the process of setting their own in order to follow their dreams.” Read the full review.

The Sapling ~ “I like to read about young women achieving their dreams and having adventures … This is a book for the horse lovers and kids who love to meet their sporting goals.”

Meet the Kiwi authors

Kelly Wilson is a New Zealand author, photographer and horsewoman. Find out more on her author page.

Nina Sutherland is a young horsewoman who grew up in Northland and learned to ride at a young age. When she was ten years old she had her first taste of working with wild ponies, helping Kelly to train a wild mare, Shyla, for the Australian Brumby Challenge. Two years later Nina participated in Kelly’s Wild Kaimanawa Workshop, adopting and training a wild colt named Thunder, and also trained Allegiance, a wild seven-year-old stallion. She competed both ponies in the 2018 Kaimanawa Freedom to Friendship Challenge with top results. With Kelly, she has co-written two novels for children that were inspired by these life-changing experiences. She lives in Hawke’s Bay, where she works for Vicki Wilson’s stables as a fulltime equestrian.

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Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin

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