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  • Published: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143779025
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

Showtym Viking



A thrilling equestrian novel to delight all fans of the Wilson sisters, inspired by true events - 17-year-old Amanda's nail-biting bid to win the top national Pony of the Year competition.

Viking is the pony of Amanda's dreams, but does she have what it takes to win? An exciting middle-grade novel about the thrills and challenges of competitive showjumping, from the bestselling author of Showtym Adventures.
Seventeen-year-old Amanda Wilson is in her final year of high school, and has reached a crossroads. Her secret ambition is to make horses her future, but she isn’t sure she has what it takes. She’s not as forthright and fearless as her eldest sister, Vicki, a champion showjumper and professional horsewoman, and she has no desire to move to the city and study for a career like her arty and glamorous sister Kelly.

Then Vicki throws down an irresistible challenge in the form of a young pinto gelding. Viking’s potential is huge, if Amanda is prepared to step up and invest in him. As Amanda and Viking learn what they are capable of together and ride their way up the leaderboard towards the Pony of the Year competition, Amanda begins to realise that the one real obstacle to achieving all her dreams is her ability to believe in herself.

But will she master her mental game in time for the test of her life?

A thrilling new novel from the Wilson sisters inspired by real events and perfect for readers 10 years and older.

  • Published: 31 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780143779025
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $16.99

About the authors

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 starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping Up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses, and travelled around the globe to document, rescue and tame wild horses.

Amanda Wilson

Amanda Wilson is one of New Zealand’s top showjumping riders, having won and placed in many national titles including Pony of the Year and Horse of the Year. With her sisters Vicki and Kelly, Amanda starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping Up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses, and also travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses. Her life with horses features in her sister Kelly Wilson's bestselling books For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride and Saving the Snowy Brumbies, a children’s picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and the junior chapter-book series Showtym Adventures. With Kelly, Amanda has co-written a middle-grade novel, Showtym Viking.

Praise for Showtym Viking

A story of tenacity, loyalty and courage, this new junior novel will likely prove most inspirational to young readers aged 12 and up.

Rural Living Auckland

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