Clare Balding signing The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop and The Racehorse Who Disappeared @ DogFest South
Dogfest South, Knebworth House, SG3 6HQ
Sunday 12th May from 9.45am
Come and meet Clare Balding at DogFest South on Sunday 12th May. Clare will be signing copies of The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop and The Racehorse Who Disappeared
The Ultimate Dogs Day Out is returning! Join special guests Professor Noel Fitzpatrick and Clare Balding for another amazing year, jam-packed with tons of have-a-go activities for you and your dog to get involved in!
When she was young, Clare Balding thought she was a dog. Disappointed to discover she was only human, she did her best to spend every waking hour with dogs and ponies. She could ride before she could walk and, growing up surrounded by racehorses trained by her father, she dreamt of winning the Grand National or riding for Great Britain at the Olympics. Those dreams never came true but the consolation prize hasn't been bad. As a television and radio presenter, Clare has worked at six Olympic Games, the highlight being London 2012, as well as the Winter Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, the Grand National, Royal Ascot, Wimbledon and the Ryder Cup. Clare lives in London with her wife, Alice, and their very naughty dog, Archie. Tony Ross was born in Wandsworth, but moved during the war to Cheshire. He ended up at the Liverpool Regional College of Art after despairing of working with his first love - horses. He went into teaching after a bad day in an advertising agency, where he was art director, and at first taught in all sorts of areas - design, advertising, typography. At that time he was drawing cartoons in magazines like Punch. He has written and illustrated many popular books for children including Foxy Fables, I'm Coming to Get You and Naughty Nigel, all published in Puffin. He lives in Cheshire with his wife and daughter. Tony Ross was born in Wandsworth, but moved during the war to Cheshire. He ended up at the Liverpool Regional College of Art after despairing of working with his first love - horses. He went into teaching after a bad day in an advertising agency, where he was art director, and at first taught in all sorts of areas - design, advertising, typography. At that time he was drawing cartoons in magazines like Punch. He has written and illustrated many popular books for children including Foxy Fables, I'm Coming to Get You and Naughty Nigel, all published in Puffin. He lives in Cheshire with his wife and daughter.
The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop
Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled. The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy. Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed. The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the pony ever stop farting? Find out in this classic, funny animal story, perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell.
The Racehorse Who Disappeared
Clare Balding's second brilliant adventure for Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals. Life is slowly getting back to normal for Charlie after her reluctant racehorse, Noble Warrior, won the Derby and saved her family from financial ruin. But drama soon returns to Folly Farm when thieves break into the farmyard in the dead of night and kidnap Noble Warrior! With the police baffled and no trace of the prizewinning thoroughbred to be found, Charlie launches her own investigation...
Terms and Conditions
This is a ticketed book signing event. The ticket is the price of the book £7.99 (plus a £1.31 Universe service charge) Tickets for each signing are limited and should be purchased in advance of the event to avoid any disappointment on the day Book signing tickets alone do not allow admission to the show – an admission ticket will also need to be purchased The signings will take place in the Big Top tent The show open hours are 9.30am until 5pm Due to the anticipated high turn-out, please be prepared to queue. The queuing area will open one hour prior to the signing start time The exact time at which the signing ends will be determined by the promoters on the day To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time Your ticket entitles you to one book and one place in the queue to have your book signed by either Noel or Clare You can collect you copy of the book from the WHSmith Bookstall on site at anytime whilst the show is open On collection of your book, your ticket will be exchanged for a wristband allowing you entrance into the appropriate queue Anyone without a wristband will not be permitted entry to the signing area A member of staff will be on hand to take a picture for you. Selfie style pictures will not be possible on this occasion. Please ensure that your phone/camera is fully charged on the day and has enough storage. Flash photography will not be allowed. In addition to the book included in the ticket price, one additional book may be signed. Additional books must be purchased from the WHSmith book stall on site (subject to availability). No other merchandise will be signed Personal dedications will be included at the time of signing. Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. The accompanying adults will not require a ticket Please note the event may be filmed, as an attendee you consent to footage of you being used for promotional purposes Tickets cannot be resold or transferred and shall not be purchased or obtained from or through any person, commercial agent, company or otherwise than directly by the applicant from Ticketmaster UK Ltd. Any tickets advertised for sale will be void Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day To buy show tickets and/or for more information please visit https://dogfest.seetickets.com/content/ticket-options?_ga=2.70703952.11709681.1554893498-1571764709.1554305360