Sonja Johnson, Megan Jones, Shane Rose, Wendy Schaeffer and Stuart Tinney are all Olympic medalists, and all based in Australia.
Released at the Melbourne International Three-Day-Event (before the World Equestrian Games, where the Australian team did not have a good time for various reasons), the book tells each rider's life story to date in a chatty, easy to read manner.
It's illustrated throughout with colour photos of each rider; especially entertaining are the very old images from the early days.
There's also a profile on a young rider who is tipped for a bright future, 23-year-old Emma Scott.
The riders come from varying backgrounds and none have had an easy ride on their respective paths to the top of their sport.
This is an entertaining read if you'd like to know more about Australia's best performed home-based riders.
Alison Duthie was born and grew up in the UK where she evented with (what she describes as) occasional success to Two Star level while working for Ian Stark. Alison was Ian's groom in 1988 when he came first and second at Badminton with his great horses - Sir Wattie and Glenburnie - and also won a silver medal on Sir Wattie at the Seoul Olympics.
During the next few years Alison worked for many other top event riders at European and World Championships. She was a team groom at several British Young Rider Championships during the era of Pippa Funnell, Tina Cook and William Fox-Pitt and she went on to become William's head girl.
After meeting her Australian husband, Peter Gillis, who was eventing in the UK, Alison moved to Australia in 1996 where she continued to work in the horse industry with her husband. She became the Australian correspondent for the UK magazine Eventing, and is now also the editor of The Eventer magazine - the official magazine of Eventing New South Wales and the only magazine in Australia dedicated to eventing.
Alison has also written for Horse and Hound and UK Riding magazine, is the writer of Stuart Tinney's book Making the Time: An Expert Guide to Cross-Country Riding and co-authored "The Guide to Eventing: Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Eventing" with Emma D'Arcy.
Alison lives at Penrose in the Southern Highlands of NSW with her husband and her two young sons, Thomas and David.