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Do you need inspiration?
Check out this video by Rhonda Patton about Deanie Humphrys-Dunne's personal story of challenges, setbacks and victories, against the odds.
You'll find out more about this true story of perseverance, the secret to success.
This is a true story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a champion horseback rider.
Deanie was born with a handicap, which made walking difficult. When doctors say she would never be able to walk, what does her dad do? He decides to teach her to ride horses. Will she give up when things don't go well?
What happens when she falls off her horse? Even if she prevails, she will need exactly the right horse so they can become a winning team.
This inspirational story will show you that nothing is impossible if you don't quit. Deanie Humphrys-Dunne grew up in Easton, Connecticut, where her parents owned the riding school called Sweetbrier. She is a graduate of the Institute for Children's Literature and a member of Cambridge Who's Who.
Tails of Sweetbrier has received a number of awards and recognitions. Deanie is the author of three fictional children's books: Charlie the Horse, Charlene the Star, and Charlene the Star and Hattie's Heroes. This series of amusing stories hold valuable lessons for young readers. They feature a group of horses and their animal friends who work together to solve problems.
Deanie enjoys watching equestrian events, singing and music, as well as spending time with her husband, Francis, their children Brendan and Shane, and their dog, Elliott.
Illustrator Holly Humphrys-Bajaj's passion for Art began at an early age, under the guidance of renowned artist, Ray Quigley. She earned a Fine Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. Holly dedicates her talents to equestrian and family portraits, along with children's book illustrations. She has illus-trated all of Deanie's books.