Equine Authors

My introduction to this genre was through writers like Marguerite Henry and Walter Farley. Who is writing horse adventures today? Who do you like? 

I’m a proud American Horse Publications (AHP) member, which is the primary source of education, resources, and networking for the equine media community.

In June 2018, I attended my first AHP conference, which was held in Hunt Valley, Maryland. After meeting the book authors  Carly Kade, Heather Wallace, and  Lisa Wysocky, I was inspired to add this category to the blog. 

Jean Abernethy, the creator of  Fergus the Horse, is also an AHP member, and teller of his horse stories. 

Speaking from personal experience, there are also many freelance professionals who write marvelous articles in magazines and online on many different aspects of the horse world.

Below is an article I wrote for 2018's issue 5 of the Arabian Horse Life magazine (the membership publication for the Arabian Horse Association), "Determined Women 'of an Age' Stay in the Saddle."




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Do you love to read books about horses and their lives with humans? Both nonfiction or fiction? Do you like to tell your friends, family and social media buddies about what you're reading? Arabian Horse Travel is looking for budding writers who would like to try their hand at reviewing the many horse books that are shared with me by authors and publishing companies. In exchange, you'll get a published writing sample of your work as a resume builder posted on this site, on AHT social media, and in the newsletter. Contact me!

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Charlotte Dujardin’s The Girl on the Dancing Horse

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the release of Charlotte Dujardin’s autobiography, THE GIRL ON THE DANCING HORSE in the United States.  Charlotte Dujardin and her charismatic horse Valegro burst onto the international sports scene with their record–breaking performance at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The world was captivated by the young woman with the dazzling smile…

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Equine authors

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | Jun 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Equine authors

Let’s preview, review, and talk about and to good equine authors. My introduction to this genre were through writers like Marguerite Henry and Walter Farley. Who is writing horse adventures today? Who do you like? Recently, I attended the 2018 annual conference for American Horse Publications members, held this year in Hunt Valley, Maryland. After…

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The Perfect Horse

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | Apr 5, 2019 | Comments Off on The Perfect Horse
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My mother would have called The Perfect Horse a page-turner of a book. Born in 1924, Mom was not one to revisit much, if anything, related to World War II. “I lived it once,” she’d chide. Mom was a horse lover, and for me, her first child and only daughter, she was my horse enabler.…

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Nae reviews: Barefoot Pastures – Book One by Lili Mahoney

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | Jun 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Nae reviews: Barefoot Pastures – Book One by Lili Mahoney

This is a book review of Lili Mahoney’s Barefoot Pastures, book 1. Lili Mahony lives in a rural area of Texas Hill Country, where her husband, three kiddos, dogs, and miscellaneous other critters create just enough chaos to keep her seated and not lost in another novel. She not only wrote a beautiful book of…

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Memoir: Always Hope by Hope Ellis Ashburn

By Janet de Acevedo Macdonald | Jun 27, 2019 | Comments Off on Memoir: Always Hope by Hope Ellis Ashburn

I just love author Hope Ellis-Ashburn, who I met at the 2019 American Horse Publications annual conference in Albuquerque. Hope and I are both members of this professional organization of people in the equine media industry. As we sat chatting during a conference lunch I found Hope to be genuine, even and I hesitate to…

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