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Ashley enters a 4-H Horse Show!

The biggest day of the year had arrived: the 4-H Horse Show. Ashley bowed to the locker room mirror. "Today Lacy and I are going to win!" If Ashley could prove to her mom that she was serious about riding, she wouldn't have to wear her old red, rubber boots anymore. She could wear real riding boots. But sometimes her pony, Lacy, had a mind of her own.

 

Did Lacy want to win, too? 

The illustrations are such a beautiful compliment to the well-written and darling story! Thanks again for promoting the 4-H program and for writing a story which will be enjoyed by youth and their families (enrolled 4-H members and those yet to enroll)!

  Laura Bittner, Ph.D.

  Interim Department Head, 4-H and Youth Development

  New Mexico State University

In this sweet picture book, Ashley is a beginning rider who wants to earn a blue ribbon at the 4-H Horse Show and convince her mother that she is serious enough about riding to deserve a pair of tall riding boots. When her too-big helmet slips over her face, Ashley is mistaken for someone else and ends up competing in a more experienced class of riders. Luckily for her, Lacy, her spunky Welsh Mountain pony, knows just what to do. This illustrations are colorful and upbeat. At the end of the book is information on how readers can join the 4-H. This book is sure to inspire young girls to become riders, and encourages them to try things that may be a little too hard for them. 

Jennifer Bohnhoff was a middle school teacher for years. Now she's staying home to write and walk her enormous dog in the mountains outside her house. Her novel Code: Elephants on the Moon is also the story of a girl and her horse. Set in Normandy just prior to the D-Day Invasion, Eponine Lambaol and Galopin, her stocky Brittany, must avoid tangling with the Nazis that run her village as she helps the French Resistance and tries to come to grips with the secrets in her own past. This, too, is a middle grade book about a spunky girl with a mistaken identity. 

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