Biography

Smith, Alan

Alan Smith (1933-) was the equestrian correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. He retired in 2009, having covered the Olympic Games from Montreal to Hong Kong, and is president of the British Equestrian Writers’ Association. He has written several non fiction books on show jumping and horses. The one children’s book he has written, as far as I know, is Snowy. This is a very late example of the pony biography, which flowered in the 1920s and 1930s, gradually giving way to the pony book centred on the rider.

Finding the book
Snowy is easy to find, and you should be able to pick up decent copies without spending a fortune.

Sources and links
Sports’ Journalists Association news article
Chronicle of the Horse: an article on Alan Smith and his experiencss at the Olympics
One of Alan Smith’s articles

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