In this powerful story of horse people, Sid pursues her dream of becoming a catch rider—a show rider who can ride anything—despite her poor background and ferocious competition from more privileged girls. An authentic behind the scenes portrayal of a show barn and the elite, demanding world of equitation.
"Everything comes together here—setting, dialogue, horse details and, most impressively, voice—so that the near–fairy-tale ending works; like the rest of the book, it feels absolutely true. A standout."
—Kirkus, starred review
"Girls and horses never go out of style. . . . Lyne fills her story with details about various breeds, horsemanship, and horse-riding competition, immersing readers into this very specialized world. The setting of a small town that is hard to escape rings just as true."
"For many girls, it isn't truly summer without a great horse book—Jennifer H. Lyne's Catch Rider fits that bill."
"[A] riveting story."
—Common Sense Media, (4 stars)
"I'm no horse expert, but this tale sure feels and smells like the real deal. It was a real page turner for me. Perhaps you know a book where there is resolution to the story but you are so into the characters that you are not ready to say goodbye. . . I'm sure hoping to see another book out of this debut author."
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