Chris St. John

This is a pseudonym, although I don't know whether for one particular person or a group. The Blue Ribbon series is a a better than average teen pony series which is focused upon eventing. A Chris St. John also wrote a children's guide to wrestling, but I am not sure if this is the same one! If anyone has any information about who the 'real' author/s is I would love to hear from you.

Blue Ribbon Series:
Teen eventing series about three girls - Kate, Dara and Jessie - and their horses. Has a strong competitive angle as well as a little of the usual teen angst, but is better than most in this sub-genre.

PONYMAD SERIES RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

1) RIDING HIGH
FIRST EDITION FAWCETT 1989
Reprinted by Bantam paperbacks in 1990
SUMMARY: Kate and her horse Night Owl have a promising future coached by Kate's ex-competition rider mother. But when her mother is ill and can't help her Kate finds herself losing confidence and her horse no longer going well. She wants to do well in the upcoming show, both to help the family stable's reputation and to make a good impression on a cute new boy she has met, but is beginning to think she may have to scratch. Then help comes from unexpected quarters…
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

2) A HORSE OF HER OWN
FIRST EDITION FAWCETT 1989
Reprinted by Bantam paperbacks in 1990
SUMMARY: Jessie is as enthusiastic about eventing as her friends, but has no horse of her own. Can she find the money to buy Time Out, the beloved mare she exercises?

3) KATE'S CHALLENGE
FIRST EDITION FAWCETT 1989
Reprinted by Bantam paperbacks in 1990
SUMMARY: Kate embarks on an intensive training course to pursue her Olympic Dreams

4) GOLDEN GIRL
FIRST EDITION FAWCETT 1989
Reprinted by Bantam paperbacks in 1990
SUMMARY: Dara's brother calls her the golden girl because everything she touches turns to gold, from straight A's in school and winning the blue ribbons in the ring to dating the most popular boy at school. However all is not as rosy as it seems: the riding competitions are getting harder and her romance is falling apart...

5) TIME OUT FOR JESSIE
FIRST EDITION FAWCETT 1989
SUMMARY: Jessie is doing well in competitions but finds other aspects of her life harder to contend with.

6) THE MAIN EVENT
FIRST EDITION FAWCETT 1989
SUMMARY: Kate learns that winning at top level requires a lot of sacrifices. Can she make them?

Collectors info:
All paperback originals. The first four were reprinted by Bantam. The last two don't appear to have been reprinted at all. Fairly easy to find on Amazon and similar market places both in America and, to a lesser extent, in the UK.