The Secret of the New Rider quickly drags readers back into the mystery and magic of Blackwatch Stables with changes at the barn that no one – not even Ms. Cavalieri – saw coming. Rumors of a new rider create excitement among the girls but also introduce new challenges, and the growing tension with Stephen and his dragons tests their courage and strength. In the midst of these changes and challenges, Maggie and Bella together must cope with the memories of Dragon Mountain and with the consequences of a mysterious birthday present Maggie receives. Adventure, mystery, and friendships new and old provide comfort, guidance, and phenomenal entertainment for all as the story of Blackwatch Stables continues to unfold.
Amber Cavalier Spiler began her equestrian career at age 5 in the horse country of Ocala, Fla. Inspired and supported by her mother, Trish Cavalier, she began working with Mary Rivers where she developed extensive knowledge that covered many breeds and styles of riding. “She was my idol and second mom. She was one of the most important role models in my life.” Amber earned the title of National Champion Equitation rider in the Paso Fino breed as well as four other national championships and several regional and state championships. Life took her away from horses for 20 years. As life allowed, Amber rekindled her passion while watching her daughters, Bella and Lily, learn to ride and experience the excitement that had consumed her as a young girl. Then she found Toby, her current horse, through CANTER Mid-Atlantic (an organization that places thoroughbreds into good homes when their racing career ends). “Toby helped me find my soul again!” It is with this enthusiasm for horses that Amber decided to pen Blackwatch Stables Series, weaving her own experiences into this delightful story for the tween and adult audience.
Blackwatch Stables Series teaches determination and strength to face difficulties in life. Something we all need a reminder about sometimes!
The Secret of the New Rider
“Maggie, I know you need her. I will do everything I can to get her back for you. But she is not your mother. She is harder, she is hurt, and I just don’t know if we can ever really get her back. Maggie, if anyone can help her, it’s you. I think that you need each other. Now come with me. There are others who need to know that you’re okay.”