Free Rein Book 6

Hi everyone! I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at the next book in the series, due for release this year! It’s to be titled Contagious.

Chapter One
Geordie Smith glanced over her friend’s shoulder, smiling at what she saw taking form on the paper.
“I love it, Hannah! Even if we don’t use this for the riding club flyer, do you think I could have a copy of it?” she asked of the young brunette.
Hannah Johnstone grinned.
“Sure. I may have to start charging for my drawings though; perhaps I can make money from selling horse pictures when I finish school!”
Geordie laughed.
“Only if you find some people to buy them that have more money than me! I can’t offer you anything for a copy of your picture… but I can tell people all about your drawing skills… maybe I could be your agent!” she said enthusiastically.
“Do you even know what an art agent does?” Hannah questioned, putting the finishing touches to a black Friesian doing an extended trot.
Geordie shrugged. Jacqui King laughed, looking up from where she was reading a horse article in a magazine.
“If it has anything to do with being enthusiastic about your drawings, Hannah, then I think Geordie will do fine! Geordie, did you work out the wording you wanted to put on the flyer?”
The three girls were in Jacqui’s room, putting together a flyer for their upcoming dressage day. One Saturday a month they had a riding club on the property where Jacqui lived. Their instructor Kara had set them each a dressage test to learn in October; it was to be performed in December.
Now early November, the girls were keen to ask Kara if they could turn the performance day into an event that they could invite their parents along to watch. They’d already run the idea by Jacqui’s mum Kate, who had said she thought it was a great idea.
Kate and Tony King – Jacqui’s parents – owned a property called Genesis. Before purchasing it they were leasing it and setting it up as an agistment property. Now they had regular clients that paid to keep their horses at Genesis and they had developed a riding club that had two instructors and more than half a dozen riders.
The Kings’ had decided to run their riding club on a Saturday instead of the typical Sunday assigned to Pony Club meetings. This way they didn’t miss out on church and a few of the girls that rode at a local Pony Club were also able to come along to the Genesis riding club.
“I think so, what do you think of this?” Geordie asked in response to Jacqui’s question as she held out a sheet of paper to her.
Jacqui put down her magazine and grabbed the piece of paper. It stated the date and time of the event and started with ‘You’re invited to attend a day of dressage to witness first hand some extraordinary riding and gorgeous horses.’ Jacqui grinned at the wording.
“It sounds so classy! How did you come up with that?”
Geordie shrugged and responded, “Dunno.”
Jacqui laughed.
“With an answer like that, neither do I!” she teased.
Geordie returned her grin.
“Well if you’re happy with the wording, then I’m all done! And it looks like Hannah has finished her picture, so we just need to scan it in and then you can do your magic on the computer, Jacqui!”
Jacqui nodded.
“I’ll work on it tonight. I’ll ask mum if I can use her scanner to get your drawing onto the computer; is it ok if I keep it overnight, Hannah?”
“Sure! I’ll get my sketchbook back from you at school tomorrow, if you like.”
Jacqui agreed that she would bring the book to her friend then. As she glanced out the window she grinned.
“The rain’s stopped!”
That was all it took for the three girls to race out the front door, put their boots on and grab their head collars. They’d been keen to organise the flyer so that it was ready for when Kara agreed to their idea – if she did! The flyer had only happened so quickly because they’d been forced inside by a spring storm.

I’ll post the rest of the first chapter later in the week!

Christine

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