Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne shares the prep and showing for the USEF Medal and ASPCA Maclay competitions - the good, the bad and the ugly.
Sidney Criser is a teenage girl with a passion and talent for horses but no money to show the "A" circuit. When a chance to ride a talented horse in a big show causes Sid to qualify for the Medal Maclay, she tries her best to compete against the other wealthier riders with expensive horses. Her uncle, a horse trainer, comes to her aid and together they overcome all obstacles to attend the finals in New York.
I loved the behind the scenes realistic descriptions of the horses, riders and show at Madison Square Garden.