Author(s): Kelly Wilson
Three sisters and their unforgettable journeys to tame and rescue New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses. For the Love of Horses is a heartfelt story with humble beginnings in rural NZ. From the trials and tears of Pony Club to the joy of riding bareback and the pressures of adolescence and competitive showjumping it follows television stars and sisters Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson's remarkable rise to success at the highest level of competition. It is also the story of an unlikely childhood dream coming true. In 2012 the Wilson sisters became aware of the plight of the wild Kaimanawa horses as they are rounded up and sent to the slaughterhouse. The sisters embarked on a courageous journey to tame horses that many people believed were untrainable. Can the Wilsons change these horses' fate? Share the heartbreak, the pain, the elation and the success as they take on these great challenges in this touching and remarkable book.
Born in Whangamata, Kelly Wilson relocated to Northland with her family at the age of five. Having grown up around horses, she competed in show jumping to Pony Grand Prix level, before focusing on her creative talents. She won a scholarship to Auckland University of Technology and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Graphic Design, minoring in Photography.