Blue Ribbon Trail Ride

February 22nd, 2016. Filed under: Monday's Musings.

Blue Ribbon Trail Ride

By Miralee Ferrell

Thirteen-year old Kate and her friends came up with the perfect way to raise money for her autistic younger brother and others to attend summer camp—a horse scavenger hunt! As local businesses donate money and prizes, Kate keeps the entry fees in her mom’s antique jewelry box.

But when the box and the money disappear, Kate and her friends must unravel the clues, hold on to hope, and solve the mystery along the Blue Ribbon Trail Ride.


This book is billed as juvenile fiction. I’m far from being a juvenile, but I really enjoyed getting to know Kate and her friends. These young people have all the normal ups and downs of young teens. They also keep ending up with mysteries on their hands.

They have come up with a scavenger hunt for horse riders so that they can make money to send Kate’s autistic brother and other autistic children to a summer camp. Ticket sales were going great, and then the money was stolen.

Now the friends have to figure out how to carry on with the ride without the money. It looks as if there won’t be money for camp now.The gang doesn’t give up even when other mysteries abound. They even have a shot gun waved at them while trying to solve one of those mysteries.

This is a good stand alone read, but it’s better if you read the three previous books in this Horses and Friends series. Each book shows us how these young teens meet and eventually become close friends.

Thank you, Ms Ferrell, for introducing us to Kate and her friends. Please continue with this series. You have us invested in this friendship.

***A special thank you to litfuse for providing a review copy.***


Miralee Ferrell is the award-winning author of more than a dozen novels. She and her husband live along the Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where she enjoys riding the wooded trails and spending time with her grown children. In addition to horses and dogs, Miralee once owned two cougars.

You can check out her website here.

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