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Flying Scot - Ian and Jenny Stark

Pelham, 1988, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Ian Stark is today one of Britain’s best known and most popular event riders. Fast and fearless over the cross country fences, he has earned a reputation as a rider of outstanding ability.

Until a few years ago Ian was comparatively unknown but all this changed when he competed at Badminton for the first time in 1984. He finished with his two horses in third and sixth positions. On that occasion he rode what to date are probably his two best known horses — Oxford Blue and Sir Wattie.

Ian Stark grew up in the Scottish Border country and came from a completely non-horsey background. It was not until he was ten that he first rode at a local riding school but from then on he spent every spare moment with horses.

For many years he worked in a local office as well as managing his horses and competing. In 1982 Ian decided to take the bold decision to give up his job and to concentrate full time on horses. This decision was proved correct the following year when Ian won Bramham on Sir Wattie.

The financial pressure was taken off him when be became sponsored by Edinburgh Woollen Mill and since then he has gone on to win a silver team medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, won Badminton, been a member of the British team which won a gold medal in the World Championships at Gawler and was individual silver medallist at the 1987 European Championships.

Flying Scot has been written by Ian and Jenny Stark together and provides a fascinating insight to the world of top class eventing.”

Size: 9½" x 6½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 128 pages.