> Skip to content
  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143773399
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

Showtym Adventures 8: Syd, the Muster Pony




The eighth and final book in a bestselling junior fiction series inspired by true stories from the Wilson Sisters' childhoods. It's their greatest adventure yet — a road trip in search of ponies!

In this exciting conclusion to the bestselling Showtym Adventures series, Amanda, Kelly and Vicki go on a road trip to find their dream ponies!

Nine-year-old Amanda is thrilled when her parents announce plans to travel the length of the country in search of a Grand Prix show jumper for Vicki, as well as a new pony each for Kelly and Amanda.

From wild beaches and lake swims to high-country musters, each day on the road brings the three sisters new experiences — and new challenges. Will Amanda and her new pony Syd survive the dangerous overnight cattle muster? And will Vicki find the Grand Prix pony of her dreams?

In this story inspired by the Wilson Sisters’ early years, Vicki, Kelly and Amanda first taste the freedom of exploring the world on horseback.

  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143773399
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Kelly Wilson

Kelly Wilson is the bestselling author of five autobiographical non-fiction books:For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride, Saving the Snowy Brumbies and Taming the Wild, a children’s picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and the junior chapter book series Showtym Adventures. With her sisters Vicki and Amanda, Kelly has starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping Up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses, and travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses.

Also by Kelly Wilson

See all

Praise for Showtym Adventures 8: Syd, the Muster Pony

Kelly Wilson's popular Showtym Adventures series races to an exciting conclusion with Syd, the Muster Pony...When Amanda, Kelly and Vicki go on a road trip to find their dream ponies, a certain equine named Syd soon proves that dreams may be free but they do not come easy.

Rural Living Auckland

For a slightly higher reading level Syd, The Muster Pony is the perfect next read for pony lovers. Written by renowned equestrian and wild horse tamer Kelly Wilson, Syd, The Muster Pony is the eighth and final book in the Showtym Adventures series which is loosely based on Kelly and her two sister’s childhood. Whilst each book in the series flows on nicely to the next, they also read well as individual stories. So even if you’re new to Showtym Adventures, there’s no better time to jump right in. ...In a time when we’re being asked to explore our own backyard, Syd feels current and offers inspiration aplenty to saddle up and explore.

Chelsea Heap, The Sapling

Related titles