Tuesday 21st of September 2021
The Arts

March’s Book List

This month’s book list includes the ultimate betting companion in the build-up to the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, the fascinating story of the most famous grey race horse, Ginger McCain’s journey from Red Rum to Amberleigh House and slow-cooker recipes for busy equestrians out on the road all day.

Racing Post Cheltenham Festival Guide 2017

A Cheltenham Festival preview night in book form! The ultimate betting companion in the build-up to the 2017 Festival. Includes: Race-by-race guide, with in-depth assessment of the main contenders in every championship race by Racing Post betting editor Paul Kealy; Key trends for all the established races and much more..

Sixty Years of Jump Racing

Robin Oakley brings alive the colourful world of those who ride and train jumping horses. With elegant production and gripping images The History of Jump Racing chronicles the social and economic changes which have brought the sports ups and downslike the development of sponsorships and syndicate ownership, the near loss of the Grand National, the growing domination of the Cheltenham Festival and the growth of all-weather racing to meet the bookies demands for betting shop fodder.

My Colourful Life: From Red to Amber

Ginger himself is a remarkable individual – charming, forthright, not afraid to speak his mind and a hugely entertaining raconteur. This is his story, at times funny, sad, exciting and always captivating, told in his own inimitable style.

What Not to Wear on a Horse

This amusingly written guide on What Not to Wear on a Horse is the perfect guide to correct dress that will make you look smarter than ever before. There are top-to-toe style tips and advice on: hair, make-up and jewellery; underwear; shirts, ties, waistcoasts, stocks and gloves; breeches and jodphurs (‘Does my bum look big in this?’)

The Grey Horse: The true story of Desert Orchid

The official story of the race horse, Desert Orchid, written by his owner and scriptwriter. “Dessie” was bred by Richard’s father who had bought his grandmother Grey Orchid as a hunter back in 1961, but since then he went on to achieve more than the imaginable. 

Modern Eventing with Phillip Dutton: The Complete Resource: Training, Conditioning, and Competing in All Three Phases

This illustrated book covers training, conditioning, and competing in all three phases of events: dressage, cross-country, and show jumping. In addition, Dutton includes full chapters describing the special needs of the event horse, with tips and advice from the top experts who make up his internationally respected eventing team – his groom, his farrier, and his veterinarian.

We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere

Written by actress Gillian Anderson and journalist Jennifer Nadel, WE is a not a theoretical treatise but instead a rallying cry to create a life that has greater meaning and purpose. Combining tools which are practical, psychological and spiritual, it is both a process and a vision for a more fulfilling way of living. And a truly inspiring vision of a happier, more emotionally rewarding future we can all create together…

Flipping Good!

Everyone loves a pancake! Who says pancakes should only be eaten on Shrove Tuesday with lemon and sugar? There’s plenty more for the gastronomically and globally curious. This book will make you happy, hungry and change the way you think about pancakes.

I Quit Sugar Slow Cooker Cookbook: 85 easy, nutritious slow-cooker recipes for busy folk and families

Designed to feed the family, individuals and people on the go (perfect for the busy equestrian) – to bring back the ‘slow ‘n’ low’ approach of slow cooking, which creates densely nutritious meals with no or very low sugar.

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