The Perfect Distance
Seventeen year-old Francie Martinez rides at West Hills, one of the top show stables in the country, where her father is the barn manager. She’s dreamed of winning the Medal or Maclay Finals, and finally making her notoriously tough trainer, Rob Renaud, realize she has what it takes to be the best. Now it’s her last junior year and the pressure is really on.
But just when Francie needs to focus more than ever, everything in her life turns upside down. Can she ever beat Tara, whom Rob is counting on to win? Will her relationship with the new boy in the barn, or what she learns about Rob keep her from winning one of the coveted equitation finals?
This is an updated version of the book that Random House released in 2005.
But what if Regan doesn’t want another fancy pony to add to her string? What if she wants to be more like her friends at the farm: Hailey, who has only one pony, and Jane, who brings along her father’s project ponies. Regan has decided what you want doesn’t really matter when your mom is in remission from cancer.
Join the three girls for a summer, culminating in the USEF Pony Finals, where they will make decisions and face challenges inside and outside of the show ring that will change their lives and their friendship forever.
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