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Is this farm From the book A Very Young Rider?

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    Is this farm From the book A Very Young Rider?

    Wasn't Vivi Malloy's farm called Edition Farm and her mom went on to breed TB's? Is this the farm? It is beautiful!!

    http://www.gtwhalen.com/residential-.../edition-farm/

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    I don't know if it's the same one but it is really pretty, especially the horse facilities.

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      #3
      It is the same family, but I'm not sure if the book was set there or at their other wee but lovely farm in Westchester County.

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        #4
        I don't think that's the farm they had in the book, but an article in the Chronicle in 2005 says her mother's Thoroughbred business was based at Edition Farm in Hyde Park NY.

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          #5
          I just have to say absolutely loved that book and read it countless times as a child along with the other books in the Very Young series.
          Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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            #6
            Originally posted by nutmeg View Post
            It is the same family, but I'm not sure if the book was set there or at their other wee but lovely farm in Westchester County.
            Yes! The book was set at Five Chimneys in Westchester. I used to beg my dad to drive past it on the way to my lessons. The horses were long gone but it was hallowed ground in my eyes!
            "You can shout curses, but you can't cry."-Joe Fargis

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              #7
              Ok, now I'm second guessing my memory. Was it Five Chimneys?
              "You can shout curses, but you can't cry."-Joe Fargis

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                #8
                I thought when Vivi opened her Harrisburg acceptance letter, she was in front of a mailbox with Edition Farm. That is why I made the connection along with knowing her mom ended up breeding TB's.

                I checked that book out of the library countless times along with The Monday Horses and The Crumb. I own all of them now and they all still make me cry for various reasons.

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                  #9
                  I long for the days when horse shows were like they were in the days of A Very Young Rider.

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                    #10
                    Our trainer recently pointed out to my daughter (who has inherited my hardcover) that the vet on the farm call is the same one who comes to care for our pony. She was appropriately awed by this.

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                      #11
                      @Limerick--those were my three favorite horse books as a child as well (along with the Windy Foot series). So timeless and just as enjoyable to read as an adult.

                      I could talk about this book all day but I'll stop myself by posting an image via Google from the book that seems to sum up the era perfectly:

                      http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gE-a96aCwC...0/DSC01879.JPG
                      Check out the latest Fortune's Fool novel, Courage to the Sticking Place!

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                        #12
                        Beautiful farm. I think the fencing in the book is white...but it's been a lot of years since it was written and I'm sure there were plenty of changes in that time.

                        It was my favorite as a tween. And to this day, one of the reasons I love my CO helmet is because the front badge reminds me of Vivi's helmet with her pony club pin.
                        Keith: "Now...let's do something normal fathers and daughters do."
                        Veronica: "Buy me a pony?"

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                          #13
                          It may not be the farm in the Very Young Rider book, but it is/was Vivien Malloy's thoroughbred breeding farm: http://editionfarm.com/

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