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Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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y Totally Horse Mad Kathy Helidoniotis , Miranda : Banana Books , 2003 Z1103052 2003 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Ashleigh Miller is mad about horses, and she craves her own. But she can't afford one, her parents don't know anything about horses, and there just isn't room in her tiny back yard in the city. So, when Ashleigh's parents tell her that she can finally have a horse of her own, she thinks it's the best thing ever. But the good news comes at a price. Ashleigh's family is leaving the city and heading for the small country town of Shady Creek in rural Australia.' (Publication summary)

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y Horse Mad Summer Kathy Helidoniotis , Brighton-Le-Sands : Banana Books , 2005 Z1199447 2005 single work children's fiction children's

'Ashleigh Miller has just moved to the town of Shady Creek with her family. The best thing about leaving the city has been getting her new horse, Honey, and making a new best friend, Becky. But Ashleigh really misses the friends she left behind in the city, especially her other best friend, Jenna.

'When Ashleigh finds out that Jenna is coming to spend the summer with her for a horse mad holiday, it sounds like the best news ever. Shecan't wait for her two best friends to meet. But when Jenna arrives, she doesn't get along with Becky. Ashleigh feels caught in the middle. Will the three girls be able to get past their differences and have the horse-crazy holiday that Ashleigh was hoping for?

'Find out what happens to Ashleigh, Becky and Jenna in their first horse mad summer together.' (Publication summary)

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y Horse Mad Academy Kathy Helidoniotis , Brighton-Le-Sands : Otford Press , 2005 Z1554119 2005 single work children's fiction children's

'Ashleigh Miller is starting an exciting new adventure at Waratah Grove Riding Academy, one of the best riding academies in the country. It sounds like a dream come true until she realizes it's more than she bargained for. Getting through an exhausting riding schedule, training with the best junior riders in Australia, struggling with a horse that won't do dressage and competing for a chance to ride at the nationals all have Ashleigh thinking life in Shady Creek with the Creepketeers was a breeze.But those aren't Ashleigh's only worries. She's beginning to unravel the mysterious past of her horse, Honey, and wonders if she can ever renewHoney's spirit. To top it all off, her new baby brother or sister is on the way at home, there's something fishy going on inside Roycroft Cabin and Ashleigh has to figure out a way to survive four weeks without her two best friends.Ashleigh and Honey take on an exciting four weeks they won't soon forget.' (Publication summary)

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y Horse Mad Heroes Kathy Helidoniotis , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2007 Z1554125 2007 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Ashleigh has landed a dream job at Shady Trails Riding Ranch, a new riding school close to the Riding Club in Shady Creek. When the club starts losing members, it becomes clear that the new ranch is tough competition, and Becky, whose father runs the Riding Club, is worried. Tension runs high when Becky gives Ashleigh an ultimatum: her new job at the ranch or their friendship. On top of that, there's a new baby at home and Ashleigh's parents don't seem to have as much time for her these days. When the shocking news hits that Becky's sister has sold her horse Cassata, Ashleigh and Becky reunite to find the beautiful Appaloosa mare and bring her home-whatever the cost.But will it be enough to save their friendship?In this latest adventure, Ashlelgh faces her most daunting challenges yet- a missing horse and a broken friendship.' (Publication summary)

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y Horse Mad Western Kathy Helidoniotis , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2008 Z1554129 2008 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'When Ashleigh Miller hears about the Pinebark Ridge Western Riding Show, her first reaction is, 'Cool.' Never mind that she doesn't know how to ride Western style. Ash has never been one to back down from a challenge.

'Still, with her job at Shady Trails Riding Ranch, training at the Riding Club, two horses, three best friends, three mortal enemies, a new baby brother and her parents' bed and breakfast up and running, Ashleigh feels like she's losing control.

'And just when she thinks that things couldn't be more overwhelming, her boss at Shady Trails asks her to take care of her grandchildren-for two months! Ashleigh can't say no, but Savannah and Mikenzie prove to be more of a handful than their adoring grandmother let on.

'As Ashley struggles to keep everything together, she must come to grips with the fact that things are changing in Shady Trails and accepting those changes might be her biggest challenge yet.' (Publication summary)

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y Horse Mad Heights Kathy Helidoniotis , Pymble : HarperCollins , 2009 Z1554143 2009 single work children's fiction children's adventure

'Ashleigh Miller has landed a riding scholarship to the prestigious Linley Heights School and she's determined to make the most of it. It's an incredible opportunity: at Linley she'll train with some of Australia's best riding instructors at a state-of-the-art facility and compete on the school's polocrosse team. She'll even have horsemanship as a subject in school! Still, it means that once again Ashleigh will be the new girl, and she knows from experience that isn't easy. With a germophobe roommate who's determined to get the school's horse program cancelled, a history teacher who hates her from day one, and a rival rider who's jealous of Ashleigh's scholarship, Ashleigh's got her work cut out for her. She vows there's nothing she won't do to prove herself at Linley, but as her attempts to show she belongs become dangerous, she risks losing everything. For the first time, Ashleigh doesn't have being totally horse mad to fall back on. Could moving away from Shady Creek have been the worst decision of her life?' (Publication summary)

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y Horse Mad Whispers Kathy Helidoniotis , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2010 7447615 2010 single work children's fiction children's

'Ashleigh and her horse-mad friends find themselves facing new challenges at school - from a nasty cyber-bully pushing an anti-horse campaign to a redevelopment plan of their favourite Shady Creek Riding Club. ' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2003
    • Miranda, Sylvania - Miranda - Gymea area, Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Banana Books ; HarperCollins , 2003- .
      Note/s:
      • The first three titles in this series were published by Banana Books. In 2006 the series was taken over by HarperCollins; the early titles were re-published and the series then continued under the new publisher.
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