Hi, my name is Maddie Chapman. I am seven years old and I go to Mairangi Bay School. I am the girl who interviewed Stacy Gregg, the author of the Pony Club Secrets books. I loved the books she wrote about ponies, and I think once you read these you might love them to.
Stacy was really nice and she gave me four of her new series books Pony Club Rivals to give away on nzgirl. If you would like to be in to win one of these books, all you have to do is comment below! Tell me why you love horses too!
Love, Maddie x
You can see the video of our interview here:
Also, I asked Stacy to answer a few more questions. These questions are for those who have read the stories, like me. Below are my favorite three questions I wanted to ask Stacy. I’ve read all her books and really wanted to know the answers!
M: Is a el cabalo dansa magnifico real?
S: No, the El Caballo Danza Magnifico is not real. But I have based it on two different Spanish Riding Schools that are real – one is in Spain (The Royal school in Jerez de La Frontera which I have been to) and one is in Australia called El Caballo Blanco - which means ‘White horses”.
M: Why did Blaze have a foal?
S: Blaze had a foal that was sired by Marius the stallion. I really liked the idea of Marius being Nightstorm’s father because he has lots of dressage ability and a strong physique which meant that when Storm grew up he would be a good eventing horse. I really love SpanishAndalusians because they are very graceful and powerful. Blaze had the foal because was left with the El Caballo for a few nights and during this time Marius jumped the fence into her paddock and that is when when they bred.
M: Why did Mystic come back to help after he died in the car accident?
S: Your questions on Mystic are hard to answer because that is the way the plot happened and I think writers make certain decisions as they work – and then sometimes decisions are made subconsciously as you write. I didn’t plan for Mystic to die – it just happened that way, and when I brought him back again it was because I really love the idea that if you loved your horse powerfully enough then he would never really leave you and would always be there with you. The Mystic storyline goes through all of the books of course and gives the series a ‘supernatural’ element, which I like alongside the realism of the pony club events.