Peppi the Polo Pony By Doreen Slinkard
This new children’s classic will steal your heart. Peppi the Polo Pony was born at Wicky Wacky Farm, bred to be a racehorse. He was considered an ugly duckling, but the children didn’t care what Peppi looked like, they all just loved him for himself.
Since Peppi wasn’t up to racing, the children’s dad, Wally, was ready to sell him to a mean, grumpy man. But then Aunty Jane saved the day! She lived next door on her own horse farm and suggested that Peppi might make a polo pony. The children were delighted with that, as they would be able to visit him.
The polo horses at Aunty Jane and Uncle Mark’s were all so very beautiful that they looked down on Peppi. Aunty Jane took Peppi to try out for the polo team and he played as hard as he could, but wasn’t succeeding. Then Wilby, their pet kangaroo, met Peppi and began to teach the pony everything he could about polo.
One day a prince came to play polo at the Royal Show and wanted a horse from Uncle Mark’s team, as he knew they had some of the best horses in the land.
Surprisingly, the prince chose Peppi! In the last seconds of the game, with the score tied, read how Peppi became a hero. Now all the other horses respect the polo pony with heart.