Photographer: Sharon P. Fibelkorn
Anyone familiar with showing horses will recognize themselves in this book, whether they are a rider, trainer, judge, or horse show mom. Conveying the appeal, sportsmanship, delight, and competitiveness of the horse show world, author and 30-year horse show veteran Cindy Hale examines why riders ride and celebrates the lessons learned in the arena. Celebrating the thrill of competition that drives all participants, RIDING FOR THE BLUE is not another "how-to" book offering tips competing at horse shows. It is a compilation of the often poignant, frequently humorous moments that riders experience while competing for the prize of all prizes, the blue ribbon.
Author Cindy Hale has competed at all levels of horse show, from educating young horses at small local shows to winning championships at prestigious "A circuit" national competitions. She has competed in western, saddle seat and driving events, but is a 30-year veteran hunter/jumper. A former schoolteacher, Cindy has turned her love of all things horse into a second career with a regular column in Horse Illustrated magazine.
Hardcover with jacket, 9 x 11 inches, 144 pages, 149 full-color photographs throughout