Showtym Adventures 5: Koolio, the Problem Pony

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Showtym Adventures 5: Koolio, the Problem Pony
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Kelly Wilson
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 196,Width 129
CategoriesFamily and home stories
Animal stories
Sporting stories
ISBN 9780143772262
Children / Juvenile

Publishing Details

Publisher Penguin Group (NZ)
Imprint Puffin
Publication Date 5 February 2019
NZ Release Date 5 February 2019
Publication Country New Zealand


In the fifth Showtym Adventure, Kelly's new pony is gorgeous, talented and a whole world of trouble. Will he overcome his problems to reach his potential? With Cameo sold to upgrade their family horse truck, 11-year-old Kelly has to find a new pony for just a fraction of the cost. Her troubled search ends when she meets Koolio. She is convinced the gorgeous grey is a champion in the making. But Koolio also comes with some big problems. Within weeks poor Kelly battered and bruised and ready to give up on him. That is, until her big sister Vicki comes up with a plan that could change everything. Will Koolio get past his bad behaviour to become the winner Kelly and her sisters believe he can be? This story of generosity and confidence restored is inspired by the Wilson Sisters' early years.

Author Biography

Born in Whangamata, Kelly Wilson relocated to Northland with her family at the age of five. Having grown up around horses, she competed in show jumping to Pony Grand Prix level, before focusing on her creative talents. She won a scholarship to Auckland University of Technology and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Graphic Design, going on to become an award-winning photographer and designer. She is the bestselling author of four biographical non-fiction books, For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride and Saving the Snowy Brumbies, a children's picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and a junior chapter book series Showtym Adventures. With her sisters Vicki and Amanda, Kelly has starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses, and travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses.


Wonderful female protagonists . . . Koolio, the Problem Pony is the next installment in the real-life adventures of the Wilson Sisters which will delight equestrian lovers young and old. The sister's genuine love for each other shines through the pages. This will have huge appeal to children involved in pony club and show jumping from ages 7--12 years and as a read aloud for even younger children." --The Sapling