Clare Balding - Hachette Children's Group

Clare Balding



Clare Balding is one of the BBC's leading sports presenters. She won the coveted Royal Television Society's Sports Presenter of the year Award in 2003. She has been working for the BBC in radio and television for over 15 years across a range of sports, covering three Olympic Games, two Paralympics, two Winter Olympics and a Commonwealth Games. Clare is the face of the BBC's coverage of horseracing, equestrian sports and rugby league. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Observer, the Evening Standard and the Racing Post and is currently involved in a web magazine called Eclipse.
Clare Balding, a Cambridge graduate, was elected President of the Union in 1992. She was a good all-rounder in sport, and was champion lady rider in 1990 and leading amateur flat jockey in 1989 and 1990. Clare was honoured with the Horse Writers and Photographers Association (HWPA) Racing Journalist of the Year Award in 2003 and in 2004 she won both the HWPA Sir Peter O'Sullevan Broadcaster of the Year award and the prestigious Royal Television Society Sports Presenter of the Year award. In 2009, she was praised for "perfect presentation" by the judges of the Broadcast Awards who named the Grand National 2008 as their sports programme of the year.

Books currently available by this author

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Orion Children's Books

Samson

Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Contributors:
Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles

It's nearly Christmas and everyone at Silver Shoe Farm is excited about the Olympia horse show - especially Tilly. It's a chance to see some of the top show jumpers in the world, as well as some wonderful displays. But her enthusiasm is overshadowed when her favourite horse, Magic Spirit, gets ill and needs every possible attention. Then, at Olympia a chance encounter with Samson, a highly-strung stallion, means Tilly's special gift with horses is not only in demand at home, but at the show too!(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

Orion Children's Books

Rosie

Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Contributors:
Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles

Tilly spends every spare minute at Silver Shoe Farm getting to know Magic Spirit and discovering more about her special gift with horses. But she longs for a pony of her own, and often helps her friends Cally and Mia take care of their pony, Rosie. Then Cally has some news and though it takes everyone by surprise, Tilly realises that sometimes good things happen when you least expect.For every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd

Orion Children's Books

Red Admiral

Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Contributors:
Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Orion Children's Books

Magic Spirit

Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles
Contributors:
Pippa Funnell, Jennifer Miles

Perfect for the pony mad market, this is the first in a brand new series from the eventing world's number one rider, Pippa Funnell.Tilly is an adopted child with a passion for ponies. The only clue to her past is a bracelet made of plaited horse hair. But when Tilly helps to rescue Magic Spirit, a rescue horse who has been so badly treated by humans that he won't let anyone close, everything changes. She's invited to Silver Shoe Farm to help with Magic Spirit's recovery, and Tilly's special affinity with horses is clear to everyone. Soon the stables become like a second home and that's when Tilly's adventures really begin.For every girl who has ever longed for a pony of her own, these delightful, warm and engaging stories are packed with Pippa's expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about horses.Read by Clare Balding(P)2004 Orion Publishing Group.Ltd