So I’ve just finished Debbie Higgs and Alison Duthie’s text An Eventful Life and have to say I absolutely adored reading this 294 page book! It’s so informative and interesting to read and gives you a real look into the life of eventing and it’s feasibility as a career option in Australia.
The books looks into the lives of 6 competitive eventers – 5 of who have competed at Olympic level. These riders are:
- Megan Jones
- Sonja Johnson
- Shane Rose
- Wendy Shaeffer
- Stuart Tinney
Following these individual’s lives, their results, how they first came to be involved in eventing and how they finance their career, is explored. It’s amazing to read how much time, dedication and finance is required to make a life out of eventing!
Up and coming Emma Scott is also interviewed in this book. Already competing in Australia at a high level, this country girl is aiming for the 2012 Olympics at the time that this book is published.
In all honestly, I have loved reading through this book and it’s exciting to read about what others have achieved already through horse riding – it makes me want to get straight into the saddle again! A must read for eventing enthusiasts. You can read a more in depth review online.
Author: Alison Duthie, created by Debbie Higgs
Non Fiction – Equestrian Sports
In my library? A resounding yes! Loved it from start to finish and it’s given me a heap of ideas for this blog!
“There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it’s the risk, the gamble. In any event it’s a thing I need.” – William Faulkner