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Category: Children's & Middle Grade Fiction
Author: Maggie Dana
Series: Timber Ridge Riders
Publisher: Pageworks Press
Kate McGregor and her best friend Holly Chapman share the same dream. They want to qualify for the annual Festival of Horses where scouts from the United States Equestrian Team will be on the lookout for promising young riders. Pushed by her relentless mother, Angela Dean has the same dream, which means the girls are locked in a fierce competition to determine who will represent Timber Ridge at the next qualifying horse show. But when Mrs. Dean storms into action, Kate’s dream takes an unexpected tumble. To make matters worse, Angela’s new best friend is moving to Timber Ridge and she can’t wait to join Angela’s vendetta against Kate. Except that now, Angela’s got her claws into Holly as well.