In the sixth book of the Keystone Stables series, perfect for girls who love horses and horse fiction, foster child Skye learns the true meaning of love when one of the returning campers with Downs Syndrome is insistent she is his girlfriend, and won't leave her--or her beloved horse, Champ--alone.
Skye knows she should be kind to Joey Klingerman, and that he's probably the most loving person she's ever met, but his clinginess and insistence he and Skye are dating has become too much. Not only are his proclamations and "chivalrous" actions embarrassing, Joey won't stop pestering Skye to let him ride Champ, her sorrel quarter horse. And while she knows it's selfish, no one rides Champ but her.
Joey has an opportunity to compete at the Snyder County Horse show--but it could mean Skye sacrificing her own chance for a blue ribbon. As the competition nears, Skye prays for a miracle, either for Joey or her own hardening heart.
Blue Ribbon Champ
- is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster care
- is a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian message
- features a character with special needs
- contains extensive back matter on different horse breeds, how to care for them, and horsemanship, as well as facts, diagrams, and a glossary of horse terms so girls can better know their favorite animal