The appetite for horse stories s insatiable and Patsey Gray has made a place for herself. Ellie Sayre, granddaughter of a California horse trainer, even when she is in the seventh grade, has found her life calling. Devoted to horses, and particularly to Challenger, a sensitive animal whom she has trained, she is a champion rider. When Pamela, a girl her own age, comes to Ellie's grandfather for training, the two girls are at once attracted and antagonized toward each other. But serious work and a series of crises unite them in a strong and meaningful friendship. Excellent and abundant detail on the care and training of show horses combine with exceedingly dramatic descriptions of competitions and feats of horsemanship. By the author of Philly and Heads Up.