Peter McPhee

Author and playwright. Born in Glasgow, Scotland but moved to Canada in the 1960s and is now a Canadian citizen. He has written a number of books for teens/young adults, including many with hard-hitting themes such as suicide and violence. His first novel was a horse story which was part of the Lorimer Sports Stories series, books written about various sports by various authors and aimed at teens - some of the others in the series feature other equine sports by different authors (see links for more information).

Apart from writing Peter McPhee has also worked as an editor and newspaper film critic. He is currently working on a graphic novel.

The author has his own website where you can find out more information about him and his books

Horse & Pony Books:

Reprinted in hardback and paperback.
SUMMARY: Teen show jumping story set in Canada. Caroline has grown up around horses and been a tough skilled rider as long as she could remember. When she wins a rodeo, the owner of a posh riding school recognizes her talent and invites her to learn show jumping, free of charge. Soon she's moving in a different world, full of thoroughbred horses, expensive trainers, and rich, sophisticated students. As Caroline trains to try out for the Jump Alberta Team, however, she learns that success in the show ring comes at a high price, win or lose.

Collector's Info:
Still in print in the USA and no doubt Canada too. Used copies can be found elsewhere although are easier to find in the USA than the UK.