For decades, teenage girls have been searching for this book! Now
it's finally available in SHOWTIME!, the exciting, true life adventures
of a group of kids who show their horses in beautiful Southern California.
New author, Gayle Farmer, long time trainer and competitor herself,
has written an action packed story about show jumping on the A Circuit
that is presented from the young riders point of view.
DEL MAR, California. April 2004 - In an area already quite familiar
with thoroughbred racing, another aspect of the horse world, in this
case show jumping, is continuing to climb the ranks as one of the
up and coming equine spectator sports of the area, and the Del Mar
Fairgrounds, where the action takes place, is a lure to all horse
With the publication of Ms. Farmers first novel, we get the
voyeurs chance to enter the wealthy, privileged and in some
cases, absolutely driven world of show jumping competition. SHOWTIME!
is set in and around the Del Mar CA area. Youll feel the tension,
explore the exciting and often very complex explanations of the courses
she presents, and even if youve never ridden a horse, youll
still feel the thrill of victory, and the inevitable agony of defeat.
Ms. Farmers more that thirty years experience as a horse trainer
equips her to take us behind the scenes to a world that she is familiar
with. It is the real world for the lucky, privileged few, a world
that is exclusive, where money is no object, and where winning takes
more than just wanting.
The book is full of appealing, well developed characters with hopes
and desires that all the money in the world cant buy.
You will fall in love with Blair, the orphaned only child who longs
for a mother, beautiful, talented Melanie, the achiever with the photographic
memory and the lilting southern accent, and Shievon, perky, cute and
determined to win.
Now add the prospect of a fictionalized presentation of real life
events with lots of local color, and an accurate description of what
life is like in the fantasy world that is reality for the characters
involved, and you have SHOWTIME!
SHOWTIME at INDIO!, the second book in the series, continues where
SHOWTIME! leaves off, concentrating on their next venue, Indio, California,
where the best riders and horses on the West Coast complete for top
money, medals and honors. SHOWTIME at INDIO! is scheduled to be released
in the fall of 2004.
SHOWTIME! is the first in a series that young show jumping riders,
as well as those who wish they could be, have been waiting for. SHOWTIME!
is an excellent read for young adults, with good life lessons, great
new characters to get to know, and a valid portrayal of the show jumping
world. Not to mention, a heck of a lot of fun!
by Gayle Farmer, is available for sale and distribution.
- By Gayle Farmer - Copyright 2004 - ISBN#0-974728-0-6
Published by Omega Publications - Gayle and Jeff Farmer Owners
See more about SHOWTIME! at WWW.4showtime.com