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Don Stanford:  The Horsemasters

 

For efficiency with this particular book, I have not done "Cast in order of appearance" but rather have grouped categories together.


The Horsemasters of Owen-Allerford Riding School

Dinah Wilcox, American. Main character through whose eyes the story is told.

Bee Bye Simms, American. Dinah's best friend.

David Perrin, British.

Roger Nicholson, from the Isle of Wight.

Vincenzo (Enzo) Lalli, from Italy.

Peanuts Pride, from Sussex.

Lady Audrey Hughes, British.

Toni Harper, British.

Betsy Murphy, British.

Ingrid Muus-Falck, Norwegian.

Gretel Gotwals, from the Netherlands.

Adrienne de Marigny, from Switzerland.

Sally Burnett, English.

Jill Taylor, from Scotland.

 

Staff of the riding school

Major Brooke, instructor in equitation, jumping, cross-country riding.

Captain Pinski, instructor in dressage.

Mercy Hale, head girl, supervises the Horsemasters in stable management.

Mr Ffolliott, horse trainer, instructs Horsemasters in theory, such as elementary veterinary practice.

Jock Woods, Stud Groom, based at Vale Stables, mainly instructs working pupils (a different group from Horsemasters).

 

Horses of the riding school

Cornish Pastie

Copper

Claddagh Boy

Bay Rum

Blue Trout

Pipe Clay

Pennant

Bootlegger

Night Life

Cotton Socks

Mayfly

Nutmeg

Nightingale

Shadow

 

Horses based at the Vale Stables about 1 1/2 miles away

Mouse

Freddie Fox

Highboy

Nightshade

Suzie, a new horse to the stables.

Marron

Trocadie, a beginners' horse.

Kitty, a beginners' horse.

 

Other characters

The Examiner who tests the Horsemasters at the end of the course but is never named.

Julie, a working pupil.

Gillian, a working pupil.

Primrose, a working pupil.

A French girl who is a working pupil but whose name isn't given.

Brigadier Carney, runs the Hunter Trials at Dorchester.

Tom Firr, paired with Mercy Hale in the Hunter trials.

Mr Forbes-Newman, hopeful buyer of Pennant.

 

Other horses who appear at the Hunter Trials:

Spearmint, owned by MRs. Clayton Hall, ridden by Beverly Miles.

Black Pirate, owned and ridden by Sir Adrian Grenville.

Rajah, owned and ridden by Maj. A.R.J. Gliddon-Leigh.

Wood Sprite, owned and ridden by Mrs. Robert Farrow.

Maundy Money, rider not named.

Elspeth, rider not named.