Gymkhana Hijinks: Starlight Stables Series Book 2 by Soraya Nicholas (CKT Kids review)
Published by Penguin Books Australia
Poppy, Milly and Katie have been best friends ever since they met at Starlight Stables, Poppy’s Aunt Sophie’s horse riding stable.
The three girls all have their own ponies. Poppy has a grey pony named Crystal, Milly a Chestnut named Joe; and Katie a palomino name Cody.
The girls are starting training for their first gymkhana when a new riding pupil of Aunt Sophie’s turns up. Her name is Jessica and she has a beautiful pony name Cleopatra. Jessica starts training with the three girls. Poppy, Milly and Katie find it hard to like her, but they try as hard as they can for Aunt Sophie’s sake.
Then weird things start to happen......
One night the girls discover that all their ponies hay is gone. Uncle Mark and Aunt Sophie get angry at the girls for leaving their ponies without food. Poppy, Milly and Katie know they didn’t do it but they can’t seem to convince Uncle Mark and Aunt Sophie of that.
The three girls have an idea of who might have done it - but how will they prove it?
I really liked this book because I could relate very strongly to Poppy, Katie and Milly in our love for horses. I also liked how the girls tried to solve their problems themselves and how they tried hard with their riding. I will definitely read more books in the Starlight Stables series. I recommend this book for 8-12 year-olds. I give this book a 10 star rating out of 10!!
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Soraya Nicholas
Title: Gymkhana Hijinks: Starlight Stables Series Book 2
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Published: March 2016