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An Eventful Life: Life Stories of Eventing Champions

An Eventful Life: Life Stories of Eventing Champions

by Alison Duthie; Palmer Higgs, 2010. Softcover, 294pp RRP $A34.95. ISBN: 0980786711 EAN: 9780980786712.
January 23, 2011

Five of Australia's top eventing riders who compete from their home country are profiled in this insightful book.

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.



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