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Pippa Funnell: The Autobiography

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The autobiography of the most successful Three Day Event rider of all time - updated for the paperback edition.

Pippa Funnell is the golden girl of the British equestrian scene - but it hasn't always been so. She seemed doomed to be a 'misser' in the really big competitions, lacking that special ingredient that makes a true champion. Everything began to change for her in 19
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Orion (first published September 1st 2004)
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Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Pippa Funnell has proven to everyone that hard work and dedication really does pay off in the sporting world and that through everything she has finally made it to the top. What i love about Pippa is that she is 'human' and that unlike some other riders she is the first to admit her weaknesses and failures and that it is okay to say 'i am nervous' as she later proves in highly reccomending sports psycologist Nicky Heath who helped her tremendously in concquering her pre-event nerves. No one is p ...more
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A rather typical biography - Pippa starts her story in early childhood and chronicles the ups and downs of trying to make it as an international event rider. There are a lot of very candid moments and I did like the way that she admits to her fears and to her mistakes. I can't say that it was the most inspiring biography I have read, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
Ruby chose to do her 3rd grade biography book project on Pippa and this book has been kicking around so I decided to read it and get the scoop.
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I thought that this book was a good insight into how she became the rider she is today.
Jan 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Pippa is quite forthright in this book which came out shortly after her grand slam win. I found it interesting to find out more about her path to success.
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