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Bubba Goes National

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Thirteen-year-old Leslie Clark has loved horses for as long as she can remember and has been riding since she was six. Although her widowed father cannot afford to give her everything she desires, she works hard to get what she wants. When what she wants, a great horse to show, is taken right out from under her by her rival, Kate Wellesley, Leslie thinks her whole world ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2010 by Twin Trinity Media (TTM)
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Feb 19, 2012 Natalie rated it it was amazing
From my full review at Retired Racehorse: (

This is a kid’s book in the grand old tradition of The Saddle Club, but in this one, there’s no club. Leslie’s mostly on her own. Her father is a struggling widower, she doesn’t have any classmates who are interested in horses, and she scarcely has time to socialize with her riding buddy at the stable. Her most constant companion is her trainer, Helen, who takes care of her like a mother.

There’s also a villainous
Jan 11, 2012 Deborah rated it it was amazing
Great, heartwarming book for adolescents/pre-teens. I don't know much about horses, but didn't need to. The story has a great pace and theme and appropriately happy ending!
Mar 15, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
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Horse-crazy girls between 8 and 12 will gobble up this story of 13-year-old Leslie, a dedicated young horsewoman with dreams and ambitions she must work hard to meet. With lots and lots of details about showing, training, and grooming horses, this book focuses on saddle seat riding, a discipline not widely represented in horse books (especially for kids.) I especially loved the scene where Leslie finds and rescues Lucky, a horse sold at a low-end "meat" auction, and not only saves him from a ...more
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Jennifer Walker is a full-time freelance writer, editor and novelist, owner of Walker Author Tours (, and President of Your Document Professionals ( Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Modern Arabian Horse and Sierra Style Publications, as well as websites like Although horses are her specialty, she enjoys wri ...more
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